Skip to main content

View Diary: Why is the Christianists' idea of God so small? (41 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  So... (0+ / 0-)

    the Christian Right are "Christianists" and the Christian Left are Christians?

    •  Conservatives who believe in the actual God (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      mapamp, slksfca, leu2500

      of the Bible - the one who preaches about the Good Samaritan and not the gospel of "to them that has, give more" - are also Christians. The Bible is neither left nor right -- it's both, as in God is both righteous AND merciful. But the Christian Right -- well, they believe in the very, very "hole-y" Bible (as in, a Bible that has a whole lot of holes in it). Their "gospel" of "give more and more to the rich, and kick everybody else underfoot" is not Biblical.

      First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win... Gandhi

      by bushbuster on Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 07:02:39 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I have family (0+ / 0-)

        who would very much be considered the Christian Right. They are deep South, right wing and very conservative. But they are in no way what you would make them out to be with the broad strokes you are employing.

        •  They can be conservative and not be (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Spoc42

          Christianists. I use that term to specifically refer to those on the Right who basically reject what the actual Bible says in favor of a very perverted "gospel" that promotes greed and power over love, justice and mercy. Somehow, I think Christ would be less interested in how we take care of the poor - either directly or through our taxes -- than He is about keeping the capital gains rate low.

          First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win... Gandhi

          by bushbuster on Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 07:35:17 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  whoops - didn't quite say it correctly! (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            Spoc42

            I think He's much less interested in the "how" of how we love those around us and much more interested that we actually do love one another

            First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win... Gandhi

            by bushbuster on Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 07:43:15 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (122)
  • Community (60)
  • Media (23)
  • Elections (23)
  • Civil Rights (22)
  • Culture (21)
  • Law (21)
  • Environment (21)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (21)
  • Josh Duggar (20)
  • Science (19)
  • Labor (18)
  • Economy (17)
  • Marriage Equality (16)
  • Ireland (16)
  • 2016 (15)
  • Bernie Sanders (15)
  • Hillary Clinton (15)
  • Climate Change (15)
  • Health Care (14)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site