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  •  Can anyone explain their theology? (3+ / 0-)
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    OK, worshipping God is no mystery.

    OK, they believe in a God who thinks car bombs are merciful and will destroy entire nations for protecting the rights of their citizens.

    But -- both? They worship someone like the God they believe in?

    Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

    by Dogs are fuzzy on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 11:15:48 AM PDT

    •  they're misanthropes at the (3+ / 0-)
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      malevolent end of the specturm.

      also, their god's a white American racist.

      tropical weather season is here black lives mean nothing in America. being white must be amazing.

      by terrypinder on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 12:36:12 PM PDT

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    •  Everyone makes god up out of their (1+ / 0-)
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      own imaginations. You are looking for consistency???? Really???

    •  Not theology as much a psychology. (4+ / 0-)

      I tend to think that religious/spiritual attitudes, including my own, serve as a type of Rorschach Test.

      It reveals much about what is driving the professed "belief" - compassion or lack there of, need for control, fear of change, openness, flexibility, rigidity, lust for power, etc.

      Especially when the obvious contradictions in what one pontificates is so apparent.

       

    •  To their minds, car bombs are "merciful"... (6+ / 0-)

      ...because, like floods, droughts, and famines in the Puritan jeremiad, car bombs would serve as a warning from God to the community to change its wicked ways before it's too late.

      To them, relatively minor acts of terror like car bombs ("relatively minor" compared to the fires of Armageddon, etc.) would be a sign of God's mercy that God gives us so many opportunities to repent and experience nationwide revival, rather than simply wiping out the nation entirely for its wickedness.

      As to your last point, there's a reason I'm an Episcopalian instead of the evangelical I was raised as. If God really is who the evangelicals seem to think God is, then God is a complete bastard, who is not worthy of love, reverence, or worship, but rather of fear and resentment—more akin to the deities of many animist religions who is inclined to wrath and must be constantly placated, than to the loving, kind, and just abba Father described by Jesus.

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 01:18:06 PM PDT

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    •  additionally, same fate as Germany? (3+ / 0-)
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      the same Germany that burned it's gay fold along with the Jews?  The same Germany that pushed procreation in the Right kind of Germans?
      No idea of their national debt

      •  The Nazies were popular (1+ / 0-)
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        Most of the German people supported the Nazies even when they disagreed with actions like snuffing out the handicapped and dependent -- "takers" we would say today -- or sending off labor union activists, Communists, gays, Jews, gypsies and others never to be seen again.

        Why were the Nazies popular nonetheless? They took power after some years of what we'd call severe Austerity. The Nazies reversed that with massive spending on everything from autobahns and canals to more soldiers and armaments, ending the widespread unemployment that prevailed when they took power.

        The Right surely must know that historically, high unemployment and economic frustration helps radical groups at the expense of the moderate center. That means, what is bad for our economy is good for political extremists.

        Makes you go Hmmn.

    •  It's easy to tell when you've invented your (9+ / 0-)

      own god... he hates all the same people you do.

      I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

      by mojo11 on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 01:32:52 PM PDT

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      •  Yup. (0+ / 0-)

        Anne LaMott's priest friend Tom said it best:

        “My priest friend Tom [says] you can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”

        ~ Anne Lamott, from Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

        •  That may be where I heard it. (1+ / 0-)
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          Or at least somebody quoting it.  I didn't make it up, but I fervently believe it.  I've seen it waaaaay too often.

          I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

          by mojo11 on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 08:59:26 AM PDT

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