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  •  My Christian Faith trumps my patriotism as well. (0+ / 0-)

    For example, I am a religious conscientious objector to the selective service based on my belief that killing is wrong. You look at any Christian doctrine, and it's God first and country second.

    However, it is an extreme jump in logic to assume that anyone who is even a conservative evangelical would be willing to turn to extremism.  American's just don't make very good revolutionaries.  We're too comfortable, and too afraid of giving up the things we like.  Job security, a future for our kids, our wives telling us to "stop talking crazy and start paying the damn bills".

    Coups happen in places where people have no hope and will rally around anything because they believe their survival depends on it.

    Don't feed them with fear - those demons of the false prophets.  They don't desire any moral beliefs - only control over others.  Fear is their goal - their end.

    Howard Dean will always be my president.

    by 4democracy on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 04:13:57 PM PDT

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    •  Very good, however... (0+ / 0-)

      Your statement, "it is an extreme jump in logic to assume that anyone who is even a conservative evangelical would be willing to turn to extremism" does not seem to refer to the story at issue, which does not accuse all conservative evangelicals of "extremism".

      Perhaps you should revisit the story, and note its sharp focus on rather specific sub subsets of evangelicalism, notably the New Apostolic Reformation.

      •  OK substitute "New Apostolic Reformist" for (0+ / 0-)

        "conservative evangelical" and my point still stands.  You still have an assumption or two at play - one that MW is a reliable source beyond hearsay in stating that such a large portion of the military would ascribe to this faith - and two that all (or even a very small portion) of these followers would risk their life in a coup to defend it.

        There is absolutely no precedent for this in U.S. history, aside from the isolated McVeigh-style events I acceded in my original comment.  Why would something that has never - ever - happened before all of a sudden happen because some airbag false prophet has a video feed?

        Don't you see that you're just feeding his God-complex by even posting this?

        Really, man.  This guy is irrelevant unless we make him so.

        Howard Dean will always be my president.

        by 4democracy on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 04:31:05 PM PDT

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