How the Christian Right is Reimagining American History

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How the Christian Right is Reimagining American History

Pretty good article about fundamentalism out of Harper's.  I wasn't sure exactly where to put this, but politics seemed a decent choice.  Feel free to move it if need be.

 http://harpers.org/archive/2006/12/0081322

 


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  I am really scared about

 

I am really scared about the future of this Nation.


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Agreed.  It's terrifying to

Agreed.  It's terrifying to think that the future could hold a "theocentric" government for our country.  The only hope is that people will see the lies put forth by these people and call them out for what they are.  Frankly, though, I'm not holding my breath for that to happen.


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How does the old saying go?

How does the old saying go? Hmmmm....

Oh yes, "History is written by the fucking theist assholes". 


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And people think we're

And people think we're pushing too hard?

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The part about the Spanish

The part about the Spanish Armada being defeated so that America would not have a Vatican influence is so disturbing. This reaks of nazism and fascism and I wouldn't be suprised that somewhere in some book, at least in the near future, that they will be teaching about how the Holocaust wasn't as bad as people originally thought and that communists planted fake bones.

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itsjustinf wrote: Pretty

itsjustinf wrote:

Pretty good article about fundamentalism out of Harper's. I wasn't sure exactly where to put this, but politics seemed a decent choice. Feel free to move it if need be.

http://harpers.org/archive/2006/12/0081322

 

Catherine Crier, a former Republican prosecutor in Texas, wrote a chilling book called Contempt: How the Right is Wronging American Justice about individuals Bush is affiliated with and what he had in store for infusing Christianity into everything we breathe. She predicted several hard-right extreme justices, all of which he chose. Justice Sunday, which she begins her book discussing, should make every American rethink where they really want this country. It scared me to the point I couldn't stay silent any longer...

Flemming Rose: “When [christians] say you are not showing respect, I would say: you are not asking for my respect, you are asking for my submission….”


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Lynette1977

Lynette1977 wrote:
itsjustinf wrote:

Pretty good article about fundamentalism out of Harper's. I wasn't sure exactly where to put this, but politics seemed a decent choice. Feel free to move it if need be.

http://harpers.org/archive/2006/12/0081322

 

Catherine Crier, a former Republican prosecutor in Texas, wrote a chilling book called Contempt: How the Right is Wronging American Justice about individuals Bush is affiliated with and what he had in store for infusing Christianity into everything we breathe. She predicted several hard-right extreme justices, all of which he chose. Justice Sunday, which she begins her book discussing, should make every American rethink where they really want this country. It scared me to the point I couldn't stay silent any longer...

What the hell... this makes you really appreciate the effort of the rationalresponders! 

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