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Monday, July 02, 2007

Christian Taliban - Zealot Government?

The Crusaders

"The Christian Taliban is Running the Department of Defense"

By Robert Koehler

Can you imagine a contingent of religious zealots, with their contempt for secular values (and such manifestations of secular order as the U.S. Constitution) - and with their zest for holy war - in control of the most potent fighting force and weaponry in human history? Is this possible?
Christian Taliban

[Excerpt:

"Now my blood runs cold. Weinstein, a 1977 graduate of the Academy and former assistant general counsel in the Reagan administration, and a lifelong Republican, has devoted the last several years of his life to battling what he has come to regard as a fundamentalist takeover of the Academy, turning it, in effect, into a taxpayer-supported Evangelical institution separation of church and state is rapidly vanishing at the school, which routinely promotes sectarian religious events, tolerates the proselytizing of uniquely vulnerable new recruits and, basically, conflates evangelical interests and the national interest.

If you think this is just a fight over some abstract principle, with ramifications only for atheist, Jewish, Buddhist and other cadets who may be “offended” by fundamentalist God talk, I urge you to check out Weinstein’s book or website. He documents a chilling phenomenon: The whole U.S. military, up and down the chain of command, is coming to be dominated by members of a small, characteristically intolerant sliver of Christianity who truly regard themselves as Christian soldiers, on a God-appointed mission to harvest souls and battle evil."]

[WA:The Fundie's influence (and control) can be found in all the halls of government, from the Oval Office on down.Our nation is rapidly becoming a Theocracy.]

COMMENTS:

SheaNC said...

http://www.bushflash.com/faith.html

Tuesday, July 03, 2007 1:07:00 AM

[WA: Check out the url SheaNC posted , folks! PLEASE!]

Jolly Roger said...

Jesusistan is rapidly encroaching. It is up to people of faith, more than anyone, to turn it back.

The faithful who actually know scripture had best start speaking up. Loudly.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007 11:13:00 AM


Granny said...

Jolly Roger

WA and I can cherry pick biblical text with the best of them and I sometimes do.

I can't speak for WA but I believe it's possible to follow the teachings of Christ and still abhor everything the fundies stand for.

They have their own agenda. It has nothing to do with Christianity and everything to do with domination.

The sooner we "mainstream" Christians wake up and realize that, the more we can accomplish.

To do that, however, we must stop fighting over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin and work together.

Otherwise, eventually they'll come after us as well; possibly even before they come after the "non-believers".

Tuesday, July 03, 2007 11:54:00 AM


betmo said...

i would love it if mainstream christians, muslims, jews and the like- got their heads out of their asses and realized what was going on. no offense granny- you are one lady who doesn't have her head up her ass :) i personally don't feel that there is a place for religion in the 21st century- period. but there are still millions of folks around the world and in this country who believe. as long as they haven't tried to do the whole takeover thing- i have been fine to live and let live. one can't deny the mercenary groups, our own military, the fact that regent university and rush limbaugh's journalism school are pumping out cadets as fast as we can pop out babies. it is more than a minor irritation now- it is a real problem. as i have said before- if you are still asleep- you may as well be asleep forever cause you are never going to wake up.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007 6:34:00 PM


Granny said...

No offense taken Betmo. I can't speak for Worried American but I've never concerned myself overmuch with what others believe or don't believe as long as they extend the same courtesy to me.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007 10:03:00 PM


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6 Comments:

  • At Tuesday, July 03, 2007 2:07:00 AM , Blogger SheaNC said...

  • At Tuesday, July 03, 2007 11:13:00 AM , Blogger Jolly Roger said...

    Jesusistan is rapidly encroaching. It is up to people of faith, more than anyone, to turn it back.

    The faithful who actually know scripture had best start speaking up. Loudly.

     
  • At Tuesday, July 03, 2007 11:54:00 AM , Blogger Granny said...

    Jolly Roger

    WA and I can cherry pick biblical text with the best of them and I sometimes do.

    I can't speak for WA but I believe it's possible to follow the teachings of Christ and still abhor everything the fundies stand for.

    They have their own agenda. It has nothing to do with Christianity and everything to do with domination.

    The sooner we "mainstream" Christians wake up and realize that, the more we can accomplish.

    To do that, however, we must stop fighting over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin and work together.

    Otherwise, eventually they'll come after us as well; possibly even before they come after the "non-believers".

     
  • At Tuesday, July 03, 2007 6:34:00 PM , Blogger betmo said...

    i would love it if mainstream christians, muslims, jews and the like- got their heads out of their asses and realized what was going on. no offense granny- you are one lady who doesn't have her head up her ass :) i personally don't feel that there is a place for religion in the 21st century- period. but there are still millions of folks around the world and in this country who believe. as long as they haven't tried to do the whole takeover thing- i have been fine to live and let live. one can't deny the mercenary groups, our own military, the fact that regent university and rush limbaugh's journalism school are pumping out cadets as fast as we can pop out babies. it is more than a minor irritation now- it is a real problem. as i have said before- if you are still asleep- you may as well be asleep forever cause you are never going to wake up.

     
  • At Tuesday, July 03, 2007 10:03:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    No offense taken Betmo. I can't speak for Worried American but I've never concerned myself overmuch with what others believe or don't believe as long as they extend the same courtesy to me.

     
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