Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Religion's Dark Side

Most of the time I find religion to be nothing more than a rather illogical hobby that many people engage themselves in. But every once in a good while, whether it be "loving" Christians burning down your house, or promoting violent video games so long as they're religious, or Muslims flying planes into buildings, religion suddenly doesn't seem quite as innoculous as it may otherwise.

Another dangerous group seems to have reared its ugly head recently. It's lead by two evangelical preachers, Titus and North.

So what are their goals?

- The overthrow of the American government and replacement with a Christian theocracy ("I don't want to capture their system. I want to replace it")

- The public stoning of gays and non-Christians ("rocks are cheap and plentiful")

- Conversion of Air Force cadets (future pilots with their fingers on nuclear triggers)

- Assassination of anyone they deem to be "tyrants" (that's what the second ammendment is supposedly for)

- Abolish public education (makes indoctrination too hard for them)

While I whole heartedly support their right to free speech, at the same time, it's these sorts of people that the US government should be keeping tabs on instead of tapping the phone lines of random citizens without warrants, or harassing Google for search data, and then acting surprised when an act of terrorism comes from our own.

8 comments:

indifferent children said...

s/innoculous/innocuous/

Whatever happened to "Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone."? Don't these people also believe that "we are all sinners"? Maybe they intend to use an autonomous stone-casting robot (which would be incapable of sinning).

Babbler said...

- The overthrow of the American government and replacement with a Christian theocracy

...

- Assassination of anyone they deem to be "tyrants"

Talk about cogitive disodance. What is not theocracy but a tyranny with the veil of religion?

brad said...

Humans are stupid, with religion or not. Get more than one human together (religion, government, soccer game) and voila! stupidity!

The Science Pundit said...

Have you read John Dean's latest column?

http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20060825.html

Galactic Chet said...

It's getting really "freaky", too, in GOP politics. From CNN webpage today:
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/08/30/gop.fascism.ap/index.html

WASHINGTON -- President Bush in recent days has recast the global war on terror into a "war against Islamic fascism." Fascism, in fact, seems to be the new buzz word for Republicans in an election season dominated by an unpopular war in Iraq.
And Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Tuesday took it a step further in a speech to an American Legion convention in Salt Lake City, accusing critics of the administration's Iraq and anti-terrorism policies of trying to appease "a new type of fascism."
Charles Black, a longtime GOP consultant with close ties to both the first Bush administration and the current White House, said branding Islamic extremists as fascists is apt.
"It helps dramatize what we're up against. They are not just some ragtag terrorists. They are people with a plan to take over the world and eliminate everybody except them," Black said.
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So, therefore, should the Christian Theocracy also be identified as "Christian Fundamentalist Facists", too?

brad said...

Humans are stupid, with religion or not. Get more than one human together (religion, government, soccer game) and voila! stupidity!

Galactic Chet said...

It's getting really "freaky", too, in GOP politics. From CNN webpage today:
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/08/30/gop.fascism.ap/index.html

WASHINGTON -- President Bush in recent days has recast the global war on terror into a "war against Islamic fascism." Fascism, in fact, seems to be the new buzz word for Republicans in an election season dominated by an unpopular war in Iraq.
And Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Tuesday took it a step further in a speech to an American Legion convention in Salt Lake City, accusing critics of the administration's Iraq and anti-terrorism policies of trying to appease "a new type of fascism."
Charles Black, a longtime GOP consultant with close ties to both the first Bush administration and the current White House, said branding Islamic extremists as fascists is apt.
"It helps dramatize what we're up against. They are not just some ragtag terrorists. They are people with a plan to take over the world and eliminate everybody except them," Black said.
*********************
So, therefore, should the Christian Theocracy also be identified as "Christian Fundamentalist Facists", too?

Babbler said...

- The overthrow of the American government and replacement with a Christian theocracy

...

- Assassination of anyone they deem to be "tyrants"

Talk about cogitive disodance. What is not theocracy but a tyranny with the veil of religion?