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  •  in the days when i would engage in (11+ / 0-)

    online arguments between atheists and theists I'd turn Gohmert's argument around just to see what they would say about Jewish people, just so I could  call them an antisemite.

    Twas fun, mean, a little bit wrong, and cheap, but I found they often were a little bit to quite a bit bigoted. I think the same of Gohmert.

    That said, he'd have changed his entire tactic, barely, if Barry Lynn was a Rabbi and not a Pastor, slipping in "judeo-christian" and the like. A great many like Gohmert are indeed antisemites but they're not going to say that out loud but in code.

    alsotoo, "believe in jesus or burn" is not even a universal Christian belief but that belief held by some is part of what got people shoved into the gas chambers.

    Dawkins is to atheism as Rand is to personal responsibility. uid 52583 lol

    by terrypinder on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 09:15:42 AM PDT

    •  He's Appealing To Lunatics Death Squad Fantasies (7+ / 0-)

      Notice that the Christian right has become fixated on the idea that they are going to be dragged from their homes by death squads.  Since they can't blane blacks and jews or ACORN they have even become fixated on OWS, who they believe is a national thrill kill cult.

      I believe the gist of these fantasies is a direct announcement of what they plan or fantasize about doing.  It's the whole Dick Cheney policy of preemption.  Or as Hitler said, if you even suspect something is cancer, you cut it out.

      I think we can boil it down to this:

      Do it to them before they do it to you.
      Of course no other strategy to avoid this supposed looming catastrophe is conceivable. So to steer the Christian masses into fantasies of forming their own death squads, just accuse OWS of planning death squads, and Christians race to the gun stores and stockpile ammo for the apocalyptic showdown that will leave America knee deep in blood.

      Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

      by bernardpliers on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 09:29:42 AM PDT

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