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  •  "I am in this world, but . . . (10+ / 0-)

    . . . I am not of this world."

    Every time a fundy says this religious cliche, what they really mean is it's okay to rape, pillage, and burn the earth.

    Fundy religious types are the most dangerous of all the religious types.  Islamic or Christian.

    •  a little bit unfair (7+ / 0-)

      The word kosmos (world) in NT Koine Greek connotes fashion, order, with overtones of transience, appearance and contingency. The word 'cosmetics' is derived from it. To an early Christian, to say one is in but not of this (imperial Roman) world is arguably quite similar to a progressive today saying she is in but not of Bu$hist America.

      Having said that, I'd gladly add that ignorant fundy religious types are my bete noir too. (Including secularist fundamentalists.) Hard as it is to believe, many fundies genuinely do seem to believe that God is OK with them turning a blind eye to the trashing of his creation. It seems God doesn't want them to "waste their beautiful minds" on any of that depressing shit.

      Even more amazing is the evident worldview of of a hard-core quasi-Calvinist: the Earth is reserved for fire (presumably nucular), and their Most High God long ago selected, from Eternity, both his saved Elect as well as the great Mass of the Eternally Damned--and there ain't a damned thing any puny, utterly depraved human being can do about any of it.

      To call this sort of theology utterly depraved is charitable. But within it the Far Right whackjobs live, move and have their being. God help us.

      •  Genesis 1:28 (5+ / 0-)

        God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

        Note that God didn't say to destroy the earth.  Being handed dominion over something begs the responsibility to care for it - lest it is no longer able to sustain.  Plus, the one who loans you something typically wants it back in no worse a condition than it was on the day it was given to you.  If you look at Genesis in this way one has to wonder how a Christian, which I am one, can justify turning a blind eye towards climate change caused by man.  

        •  "Be Fruitful and multiply, and Fill the Earth" (0+ / 0-)

          NOT Be Fruitful, and multiply and over fill the Earth.

          Sounds like a mandate to stop breeding when we've reached the Earth's capacity, huh?

          This ballot is loaded, and I'm not afraid to use it.

          by BlueGenes on Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 02:40:45 PM PST

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    •  Every wingnut wants to rule the world (2+ / 0-)
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      XOVER, vets74

      Welcome to your life
      There's no turning back
      Even while we sleep
      We will find you acting on your best behavior
      Turn your back on Mother Nature
      Everybody wants to rule the world.

      It's my own design
      It's my own remorse
      Help me to decide
      Help me make the most
      Of freedom and of pleasure
      Nothing ever lasts forever
      Everybody wants to rule the world.

      There's a room where the light won't find you
      Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down
      When they do I'll be right behind you.
      So glad we've almost made it
      So sad they had to fade it
      Everybody wants to rule the world.

      I can't stand this indecision
      Married with a lack of vision
      Everybody wants to rule the world
      Say that you'll never never never never need it
      One headline why believe it?
      Everybody wants to rule the world.

      All for freedom and for pleasure
      Nothing ever lasts forever
      Everybody wants to rule the world.

      Tears for Fears (1985)

    •  religious fundamentalists (0+ / 0-)

      have far more in common with each other than they have with us, whether their "Cause" is Christianity, Islam, Communism, Atheism, or neoliberalism.

      That said, I wish they'd do Armageddon and joyously slaughter each other en masse, somewhere where it won't endanger the rest of us, but with plenty of webcams so we can follow the blow-by-blow action.

      The rest of us can start the popcorn.

      Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

      by alizard on Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 04:20:54 PM PST

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