Friday, June 16, 2006

Actual christians don't love war

But theofascists do, and want your children to fight in it.

"Illegal aliens are just like bank robbers"

Theofascist radio commentator uses Bible to promote bullying.

Science: Patriots vs theofascists

"We are a christian nation" misses the point. We are a scientific nation. Or used to be before the theofascists took over.

What GIs say to republicans in Congress

In short, "Get us the frack out of Eyerack!"

Theofascists declare war on Ford Motor Company

But Ford is fighting back.

Bu$h worshippers give him guns, knives, and a whip

That's about right.

Bu&h causes skin cancer. No kidding.

It isn't real. Like global warming. Remember that Chimpy McFlightSuit eliminated regulations and testing on sun screen.

"We don't care if it's good. We just care that it's bought." (Frank Nitti, THE UNTOUCHABLES.)

If theofascists have their way, most everyone will be "Left Behind"

If they don't kill you first. Their videogames and camps are training their youth to hunt and destroy everyone who's not one of them.

It can happen here. It is happening here..

Bookmark this link to Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel, IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE. It's out of print in hardback or paperback.

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross."

Young theofascists prepare to lay down their lives...for theofascism, not America

The star of the film is Pastor Becky Fischer, who explains the startling mission of her “Kids on Fire” camp: “I want young people to be as committed to laying down their lives for the Gospel as they are in Pakistan.” At the camp, the children are asked: “How many of you want to be those who will give up your life for Jesus?” Little hands shoot up from every direction. They are told: “We have to break the power of the enemy over the government.” At one point, Becky yells: “This means war! Are you a part of it or not?” More little hands.

The directors take us into the homes of the children, where we see them “pledge allegiance to the Christian flag” and play a video game called “Creation Adventure” that debunks evolution. A mother helps her children with homework and informs them that, “Global warming is not going to happen. Science doesn’t prove anything.”

The film takes us back to the camp, where the children are gathered for their daily teaching. Suddenly, a camp counselor places a life-size cardboard cutout before the group. No, it’s not Jesus. It’s George Bush. Clapping erupts and Becky encourages them to “say hello to the President.” Becky claims that “President Bush has added credibility to being a Christian.”


Bu^h gives "credibility to being a christian" by lying all the time
http://tinyurl.com/o9ppe
Bush Claimed Iraqis Oppose Timetable the Day After Iraq’s VP Personally Asked Him for One

Actual christians must reject Bu#h

If you want to know why Americans are so frightened and why we attack anything that challenges our dominance over others, read the Bible.

Whereas American theology was born out of a hope for democracy, much of it is wedded to a picture of Christ as a benevolent dictator. Should we be surprised that a hierarchical cosmology would produce hierarchical churches and nations? Should we be surprised that religious nations that picture Christ as a loving dictator have produced conquistadors, inquisitors and crusaders?

What else could they produce? As the tree is, so shall be the fruit. The word "Lord" was not in the original Bible. It is an English word from feudal times. Whereas the Greek word kurios had a range of meanings, from a title of respect to a title of leadership to a name for the sacred, the English translation "Lord" refers specifically to a male European land baron. Many people have softened that interpretation in their own minds, but in times of great stress, such nuance falls away and many Christians seek a white male king. He may be called "Pope" he may be called "the decider President," he may be called "televangelist," but the title only masks what he is, a benevolent (or not so benevolent) dictator.

Neither Calvin nor Luther spoke English, but they helped the Popes lay the groundwork for the view of God as a cosmic dictator. From Popes, Luther and Calvin we have some of the ugliest slurs ever recorded against women, intellectuals and those who refused the church's message. How did Christians hold slaves, oppress women and slaughter nonbelievers? Perhaps they could not see Christ in non-male, non-European, and non-Christian people because they were limited by their theology. Their "Christ" was merely a glorification of the most powerful member of their own culture.

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Meanwhile...

Bu@h "has added credibility to being a christian"

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Actual christians must reject Bu#h

If you want to know why Americans are so frightened and why we attack anything that challenges our dominance over others, read the Bible.

Whereas American theology was born out of a hope for democracy, much of it is wedded to a picture of Christ as a benevolent dictator. Should we be surprised that a hierarchical cosmology would produce hierarchical churches and nations? Should we be surprised that religious nations that picture Christ as a loving dictator have produced conquistadors, inquisitors and crusaders?

What else could they produce? As the tree is, so shall be the fruit. The word "Lord" was not in the original Bible. It is an English word from feudal times. Whereas the Greek word kurios had a range of meanings, from a title of respect to a title of leadership to a name for the sacred, the English translation "Lord" refers specifically to a male European land baron. Many people have softened that interpretation in their own minds, but in times of great stress, such nuance falls away and many Christians seek a white male king. He may be called "Pope" he may be called "the decider President," he may be called "televangelist," but the title only masks what he is, a benevolent (or not so benevolent) dictator.

Neither Calvin nor Luther spoke English, but they helped the Popes lay the groundwork for the view of God as a cosmic dictator. From Popes, Luther and Calvin we have some of the ugliest slurs ever recorded against women, intellectuals and those who refused the church's message. How did Christians hold slaves, oppress women and slaughter nonbelievers? Perhaps they could not see Christ in non-male, non-European, and non-Christian people because they were limited by their theology. Their "Christ" was merely a glorification of the most powerful member of their own culture.

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Meanwhile...

Bu@h "has added credibility to being a christian"

Nutroll sponsors "Ten Commandments" bill, but can't name them

Colbert: You have not introduced a single piece of legislation since you entered Congress.

Westmoreland: That's correct.

Colbert: This has been called a do nothing Congress. Is it safe to say you're the do nothingest?

Westmoreland: I, I, ..Well there's one other do nothiner. I don't know who that is, but they're a Democrat.

Colbert: What can we get rid of to balance the budget?

Westmoreland: The Dept. of Education.

Colbert: What are the Ten Commandments?

Westmoreland: You mean all of them?--Um... Don't murder. Don't lie. Don't steal Um... I can't name them all.

Young theofascists prepare to lay down their lives...for theofascism, not America

The star of the film is Pastor Becky Fischer, who explains the startling mission of her “Kids on Fire” camp: “I want young people to be as committed to laying down their lives for the Gospel as they are in Pakistan.” At the camp, the children are asked: “How many of you want to be those who will give up your life for Jesus?” Little hands shoot up from every direction. They are told: “We have to break the power of the enemy over the government.” At one point, Becky yells: “This means war! Are you a part of it or not?” More little hands.

The directors take us into the homes of the children, where we see them “pledge allegiance to the Christian flag” and play a video game called “Creation Adventure” that debunks evolution. A mother helps her children with homework and informs them that, “Global warming is not going to happen. Science doesn’t prove anything.”

The film takes us back to the camp, where the children are gathered for their daily teaching. Suddenly, a camp counselor places a life-size cardboard cutout before the group. No, it’s not Jesus. It’s George Bush. Clapping erupts and Becky encourages them to “say hello to the President.” Becky claims that “President Bush has added credibility to being a Christian.”


Bu^h gives "credibility to being a christian" by lying all the time
http://tinyurl.com/o9ppe
Bush Claimed Iraqis Oppose Timetable the Day After Iraq’s VP Personally Asked Him for One

It can happen here. It is happening here..

Bookmark this link to Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel, IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE. It's out of print in hardback or paperback.

Actual church provides sanctuary for anti-war soldiers

Meanwhile, theofascist megachurches want other people's children to keep dying in Bu&h's war for oil and world conquest.

Theofascists seek to put discrimination into Constitution--without Congress

Earlier this month, efforts to ban gay marriage by amending the Constitution failed badly in Senate. Now the religious right is considering appealing to state legislatures to call a Constitutional Convention under an obscure provision of Article 5 that would allow amendments to the Constitution without congressional approval. The Evans-Novak report has the details:

Meeting after the big failure at the offices of the social-conservative Family Research Council, the top leaders of the marriage movement — Catholic, Protestant and Mormon leaders among others — discussed the possibility of an unprecedented Constitutional Convention. Two-thirds (34) of the state legislatures would have to call for such a convention — which could be done only with great difficulty. Even then, no one knows what such a convention would look like or what sort of amendments could result from it.

Right-wing pundit Bob Novak, who writes the report, appears to be pushing the idea even as he calls it “rather fanciful.” Novak argues banning gay marriage through a constitutional convention would be difficult but not impossible:

[I]f such a convention were to pass a marriage amendment, we estimate that 28 states would easily ratify it. Another eight states may do so only after a protracted and bloody political fight (which could span an election cycle). That leaves supporters with two more states to go to reach the threshold of 38 (three-fourths), and only the most difficult ground to fight on — states such as Maine, Rhode Island, Oregon and Nevada are probably not ideal places to win such a fight, although not all would be unwinnable.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Actual christians must reject Bu#h

Whereas American theology was born out of a hope for democracy, much of it is wedded to a picture of Christ as a benevolent dictator. Should we be surprised that a hierarchical cosmology would produce hierarchical churches and nations? Should we be surprised that religious nations that picture Christ as a loving dictator have produced conquistadors, inquisitors and crusaders?

What else could they produce? As the tree is, so shall be the fruit.

The word “Lord” was not in the original Bible. It is an English word from feudal times. Whereas the Greek word “kurios” had a range of meanings, from a title of respect, to a title of leadership, to a name for the sacred, the English translation “Lord” refers specifically to a male European land baron. Many people have softened that interpretation in their own minds, but in times of great stress, such nuance falls away and many Christians seek a white male king. He may be called “Pope”, he may be called “the decider President,” he may be called “televangelist,” but the title only masks what he is, a benevolent (or not so benevolent) dictator.

Neither Calvin nor Luther spoke English, but they helped the Popes lay the groundwork for the view of God as a cosmic dictator. From Popes, Luther and Calvin we have some of the ugliest slurs ever recorded against women, intellectuals, and those who refused the church’s message. How did Christians hold slaves, oppress women and slaughter nonbelievers? Perhaps they could not see Christ in non-male, non-European, and non-Christian people because they were limited by their theology. Their “Christ” was merely a glorification of the most powerful member of their own culture.

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Revealed: War on Fathers

"Feminization" causes boys to be poisoned with hormones during puberty. Or something bad about libruls and women.

Violent theofascist "Left Behind" videogame continues compassionate cancervative chrixtainity of book series

EXCERPTS

The real scandal involving the violent video game Left Behind: Eternal Forces is that the demonization of enemies, bloodthirsty dualism, and murderous rampages on the computer screen are accurate reflections of the apocalyptic theology espoused by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins in their Left Behind series of novels which have sold more than 70 million copies.

Few in the mainstream media have dared confront the fact that the best-selling Left Behind series is a primer valorizing bigotry, paranoia, and guerilla warfare against those who promote tolerance, pluralism, and global cooperation. Almost four years ago, however, author Gershom Gorenberg, blasted the Left Behind series for its open "contempt for Judaism," making a "fanatic killer" a hero, and general rejection of tolerance and democratic civil society.

BREAKING: Theofascists seek to put bigotry into Constitution--without Congress

Earlier this month, efforts to ban gay marriage by amending the Constitution failed badly in Senate. Now the religious right is considering appealing to state legislatures to call a Constitutional Convention under an obscure provision of Article 5 that would allow amendments to the Constitution without congressional approval. The Evans-Novak report has the details:

Meeting after the big failure at the offices of the social-conservative Family Research Council, the top leaders of the marriage movement — Catholic, Protestant and Mormon leaders among others — discussed the possibility of an unprecedented Constitutional Convention. Two-thirds (34) of the state legislatures would have to call for such a convention — which could be done only with great difficulty. Even then, no one knows what such a convention would look like or what sort of amendments could result from it.

Right-wing pundit Bob Novak, who writes the report, appears to be pushing the idea even as he calls it “rather fanciful.” Novak argues banning gay marriage through a constitutional convention would be difficult but not impossible:

[I]f such a convention were to pass a marriage amendment, we estimate that 28 states would easily ratify it. Another eight states may do so only after a protracted and bloody political fight (which could span an election cycle). That leaves supporters with two more states to go to reach the threshold of 38 (three-fourths), and only the most difficult ground to fight on — states such as Maine, Rhode Island, Oregon and Nevada are probably not ideal places to win such a fight, although not all would be unwinnable.

Novak notes that such a convention would give liberals the opportunity to write their own amendments. He’s convinced, however, “that there are more than 13 states with legislatures willing to block anything too far out on the left.” That’s a relief.

And so it begins: Theofascists burn library books


Bu#h goes soft of crime

Sacrifices must be made if Halliburton is to double its profits this year.

Theofascists lie to, threaten women

In the name of the Prince of Peace, of course.

70 years after rest of world, theofascists just now realize Superman is a Jesus-figure...sort of

They're slow learners at everything.

Good riddance to theofascist rubbish

Baptists want to take their hot-house kids out of public schools so they don't catch something from your kids.

Well, with a president (sic) like Bu#h...

Old nazi plans Hitler memorial.

Bu&h Leaves No White Child Behind

Black kids, not so much.

Theofascists call lying "education"

Old and new lies about stem cells.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Bu&h rides on helicopter that doesn't get shot at

For six whole minutes. Click headline for video.

Bu%h tells troops they're in Iraq because of 9-11

"The day after September 11th, I vowed to protect America by invading a country that didn't-and couldn't-attack or threaten America."

Q: "How are you, Mr. President?"
A: "Since September 11th, I've been feeling I should protect America."

Q: "Mr. President, who do you think will win the Stanley Cup"
A: "Since September 11th, American players have brought freedom to the game of hockey."

Q: "Will you see the movie, PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION?"
A: "Since September 11th, I've wanted all American homes to be safe from evildoers who hate us for our freedoms."

Laws don't apply to theofascists

WASHINGTON, June 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith and Action will not remove the Ten Commandments which are located on Capitol Hill right across the street from the United States Supreme Court. ( See photo of the display. )

This is the only publicly displayed Ten Commandments in the nation’s Capitol with the full text of the Commandments written in English.

The group says the only reason the District of Columbia is targeting them for fines and loss of property is because of the religious nature of the display.

Just a reminder: Bu$h is still AWOL from the TX ANG

His "Champagne Regiment" was the cushest gig in the military at the time, and he couldn't even hack that.

Bu$h leans closer to Armageddon

War with Iran will be much worse than that movie with Ben Affleck.

Two mothers take on Luddite-in-Chief

He doesn't care about juvenile diabetes. His attention is on starting another war. He didn't get Iraq's oil, so now he's going after Iran's.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Carl Schmitt: Father of today's GOP

Not Strauss, Schmitt. But, yes, both were fascist philosophers.

25,000 young "Battle Cry" theofascists pledge to turn America into feudal theocracy

But BattleCry Philadelphia was more than just a vulgar carnival designed to suck donations into the coffers of Ron Luce's corporation "Teen Mania". Indeed, it had a point, to recruit the future elite "warriors" in the coming battle against the separation of church and state. It turned dark and frightening on Saturday afternoon. After Franklin "Islam is a Wicked Religion" Graham came out to thunder against the evils of homosexuality and the Iraqi people (whom he considers to be exactly the same people as the ancient Babylonians who enslaved the tribes of Israel and deserving, one would assume, the exact same fate) we heard an explosion. Flames shot out on stage and a team of Navy Seals was shown on the big TV monitors in full camouflage creeping forward down the hallway from the locker room with their M16s. They were hunting us, the future Christian leaders of America. Two teenage girls next to me burst into tears and even I, a jaded middle-aged male, almost jumped out of my skin. I imagined for that moment what it must have felt like to have been a teacher at Columbine high school. 10 seconds later they rushed out onstage and pointed their guns in our direction firing blanks spitting flames. About 1000 shots and bang, we were all dead.

Bu$h twins still not in uniform

Children of England's royal family serve, why not the party girls?

Bu$h ignores "Federalist 69" to illegally inflate powers

Alexander Hamilton, wrote Federalist 69 in 1788, as the nation was debating whether to ratify the Constitution. At the time, many Americans feared that the proposed Constitution might concentrate too much power in the president. Having just fought a war to rid themselves of the British king, they did not want to end up with a home-grown dictator.

The Constitution called for the American president, like the British king, to oversee the nation's military. But in Federalist 69, Hamilton explained that the American commander in chief's powers would be subject to strong checks and balances, including submission to regulation by laws passed by Congress. Hamilton describes the commander in chief as ``nothing more" than the ``first general" in the military hierarchy. The commander in chief's powers are ``much inferior" to a king because all the power to declare war and to create and regulate armies is given instead to Congress, he explained.Continued...

Constitution 1, theofascism 0

Activist judge rejects "faith-based" prison program.

New machine could let theofascists, other republicans to see the real world

But they'll have to find a way for taxpayers to foot the bill.

Bu$h is "least admired man in America"

No one who didn't have to would go to dinner with him.

Kompassionate Kancervative Krixtains celebrate Civil War's bloodiest day, oppose immigration

Fortunately, only about 30 of them showed up. The rest were getting ready to go get 'em some judges. Right,
Jerry?

"As the Klan, we are the ghosts of our Confederate brothers and sisters who died here," Young said.

Bu$h gives himself $480 BILLION slush fund

And it's none of Congress' business.

Falwell, Dobson, Robertson still support torture

At least Warren says he opposes it.

Theofascist protestors increase porn business at Hustler store

Are they on the take?

"When the Christian conferences come to town, the (in-room hotel) porn rentals go higher than at any other time."

Theofascist sues theofascists over theofascist videogame

Says they're "mental molesters of minors." 'Bout time he realized it.

Bu$h junta good for violent crime

He has set such a good, christian example for us all.