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  •  I just posted a similar thing under the (4+ / 0-)
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    Huckabee news clip at HuffPo: My words:

    “Mike's god, along with the god of too too many authoritarian hateful righties is a petty, selfish god (projection is so obvious with these evangelicals) god willing to let innocents be killed just to show them his anger at their "neglect" of worship. I remember reading "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" for American Lit in college. It was written by Jonathan Edwards back in the 1600s. It scared me and that says something since I had graduated from a catholic hs where "fear of God" was promoted through fear of sex, fear of eating meat in Fridays, fear of missing church, and fear of your parents going to hell forever because they did servile work on Sundays was the norm. Reading it also awakened me. Why would I want to spend eternity with such a petty, hateful deity. Huckabee's god is a hate filled god who punishes "lack of daily worship" with the deaths of babies. No thanks.”
    I have long since let go of "religion" and keep my spirituality personal and private.  As a kid, I wanted to understand it all.   I read, and as a young adult I read more and more. The "god" of fear and hate is the one being pushed on so many by so many of the so called "great" religions.  What is so great about telling people to fear, to punish, to hide their bodies, their sexuality?  What is so great about teaching to supposedly "do good" only because there is a reward if you do so, and hell if you do not?   What is so great about teaching that unless others believe as you do, they will burn in the fires of eternal damnation??

    When Huckabee said his stupid words, I just shook my head.  Then I saw a few FB acquaintances posting the same thing.  These are people who attend these evangelical churches, who insist there is a war on Christmas and believe that followers of their beliefs are "victims" of the rest of us for not doing as they say.  They will use this to get more and more "not very bright" people to believe if we ONLY let their God in the schools, in the public square, all guns and the violence they impose will be turned into weapons of love.  Some really believe this cr*p and refuse to acknowledge how pathetic they sound.  

    Huckabee and his ilk are hate mongers, control freaks and unreasonable different than the extremists of any sect.sad but true.

    “Fear of serious injury cannot alone justify suppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burned women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.”–Louis Dembitz Brandeis

    by Jjc2006 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:02:58 AM PST

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