The Religious Right are probably the single most harmful body of Christians who destroy the image of Christianity.
This is probably the stupidest idea to come out of modern Christianity.
Well, that was mean. Are you saying that the Religious Right are a positive development in Christianity? The reason why people are leaving religion are because of Taliban-like religious zealotry that underlies the Western European religious community. People who think that the Japanese earthquake is a punishment from God for believing in Shintoism is not Christian.
See, calling American fundamentalism "taliban-like" is what I'm talking about. It's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard but it gets parroted all the time. Believing in the Biblical concept that God is omnipotent and allows evil providentially is not the same as murdering people to anyone with any sort of rational capability.
I've been compared to Wahabists on other websites for saying that the Orthodox church is the true church. Absolutely insane.
That's not what the Religious Right believes though. I am not considering you a Wahhabi. But I would consider Calvinist types, who feel that the United States should be a theocracy like Switzerland was in the Middle Ages, far closer to Wahhabis than to Christ. I also cannot believe that you won't condemn people who believe that AIDS is a punishment from God on Africans and homosexuals, or that the earthquake is a punishment from God for believing in a non-Protestant religion. That's far more insane.
Even more insane than believing in Adam and Eve?
"Calvinist types" don't think the US should be a theocracy. That's another straw man. Why can't you engage real people instead of political cartoons and soundbytes?
Yes they do, they think the US should be ruled by Old Testament laws in Leviticus
. That is not
an abstraction, it's what they say and believe. We can go back and forth about what you think the Religious Right stands for and what I think it stands for, but I have
engaged real people, some of my family
are part of the Christian Zionist wing that believes Israel has some significance in Biblical prophecy even though they are so detached from historical Christian practice and belief, they believe that 'the Rapture' is going to save them and damn everybody else.
If you make another comment claiming I am ignorant about something I have lived in for a good seven years
of my life, and something my family has been involved with and something I watch and have watched on a regular basis on Youtube and television, then I am not going to play around with you. Ridiculing me doesn't change the points raised.
I will raise them again
, do you think that saying AIDS is a punishment on Africans and homosexuals by God is immoral and un-Christian, or not? Do you think saying the Japanese earthquake is a punishment by God is immoral and un-Christian or not? Do you think calling Roman Catholics idolaters is ignorant and bigoted, or not? You tell me.