Skip to main content

Perry is a shill for evangelical dominionists working, first, to subvert the constitution and then to supplant it with christian dominionist theology.

Other christian religion businesses are aligning themselves with the evangelical drive to enjoy ancillary and vicarious benefits.

Roughly 400 million dollars spent by christian corporations to lobby the government and regulators this year. Likely more than that will be spent during 2012; the most critical election year in our history.

Christian business is big business in the United States. These corporations employ lobbyists and deploy activists and acquire the same level of influence as the multinationals because the christian corporations are multinationals.

If you, the person or a non christian religion business, do not want to live in a christian nation, I strongly suggest that you take a deeper look at every political candidate at every level of government and watch for the talking points and key words given to candidates by christian lobbyists and advocates. Christian heritage, nation under god, no such thing as separation of church and state, identify first as christian and second as American, secular society as immoral and godless, religiously informed morality and many more like anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-contraception - all of which combine to increase the birth rate and give the religion business access to more children.

I realize that many people do not see the underlying nature and workings of a religion business but business is what a religion is. Remove the money and religion will quickly morph into some other form of enterprise or go defunct. Religion is a non profit corporate enterprise. Like all non profits, a portion of donated and sponsored revenue goes to the executives and managers and suppliers and so on. A major difference is that a franchised, multinational religion business holds an appreciably higher portion of donated and sponsor revenue for executives and managers, add real estate, investments and more revenue growing programs. The portion of product and services delivered to its clients is substantially less because much of it is imaginary or low overhead or low cost.

If you are moved by all the good a religion does, look closer and deeper, you might see that what you are looking at is a good public relations move or a way to get access to more clients among those made vulnerable to proselytizing and inculcation by their need for help or their insecurity or their grief or their confusion or their fear or their pain.

You could also ask yourself: do I really need a religion, does a religion actually have authority to speak for a creator of this universe, can a religion give me a guarantee of an eternal life after this life, can I not learn to use the power of decision correctly and wisely?

Faith is the active substitution of belief for knowledge. Is faith a  sufficient support for decisions I want to make or is knowledge better? Do I want to be led by a person who will make decisions based upon faith instead of knowledge?

Remember the great decider? Faith in belief of weapons of mass destruction?

See Perry's Campaign Ad and commentary below it.

Or go direct to YouTube and dislike it.

Originally posted to stevenbrungard on Fri Dec 09, 2011 at 07:03 AM PST.

Also republished by Street Prophets .

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)

    Deal With It When You Die Steven R. Brungard 1 E Manor Ave Rear Enola, PA, 17025 US 717 732 7222 steve@religion-of-one.org

    by stevenb on Fri Dec 09, 2011 at 07:03:36 AM PST

  •  I Think I've Said This To You (4+ / 0-)

    my parents are Republican. An aunt of mine. In her 60s. With her partner for 30+ years moved in around the corner from my parents. My parent are now fans!

    If you go to the church in their town my family name is on everything. We literally built the church. They sunned my aunt and her partner. My dad told them to go fuck off. My dad cusses like once a decade and actually said. "Fuck Off."

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Fri Dec 09, 2011 at 07:13:15 AM PST

  •  How can you be a Christian and hate gays, (0+ / 0-)

    people of color, women, etc.?  This does not compute.  

    A couple of months back Jack Cafferty had a question in his segment about dominionists, speaking with Wolf Blitzer about how he had never head of this movement.  The media needs to expose this festering wound for what it is.  These religious zealots talk about the anti-christ.  If I were a religious person who believed in such a thing, I'd tell them to look in the mirror.  They are the very definition of anti-christian, that's for sure.

    "They love the founding fathers so much they will destroy everything they created and remake it in Rush Limbaughs image." MinistryofTruth, 9/29/11

    by AnnieR on Fri Dec 09, 2011 at 07:25:57 AM PST

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site