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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 08:30 PM

Today's evangelical 'christian' community seems insane to me. Even jerks like Torquemada or

Cromwell wouldn't recognize 21st century evangelical christianity.

You know why? Charles Koch and other radical libertarian billionaire freaks have used their very well-funded propaganda network to turn today's right-wing christians into social Darwinists.

Quite a twist for people who don't believe in evolution, eh?

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Reply Today's evangelical 'christian' community seems insane to me. Even jerks like Torquemada or (Original post)
PatrickforO Oct 2017 OP
AngryAmish Oct 2017 #1
PatrickforO Oct 2017 #2
bobbieinok Oct 2017 #3
bobbieinok Oct 2017 #4

Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 08:37 PM

1. Do you have any idea how weird The Puritans we're?

 

And have any idea how much American high culture apes the Puritans?

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 08:42 PM

2. Oh, yeah. This whole Puritan thing is what keeps us from thinking

practically about policies that would actually make our lives better. But, it's had some help from the Koch propaganda machine.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 09:10 PM

3. Read slacktivist at patheos about history of Evangelicalism

He's running a series on how they did a complete reversal on abortion in the 70s. He's had many posts on how GOP operatives used abortion to create a solid voting block in the south.

He's also posted a lot about how white Fundamentalism was developed to claim 'biblical' support for slavery.

A major leader in the Great Awakening in the early 1800s (Wakefield) was a slave owner and worked tirelessly in one of the southern states (Georgia?) to get approval for the immense number of slaves he needed to profit from his plantation there. IIRC Jonathan Edwards (preached famous sermon 'Sinners in tne Hands of an Angry God') owned slaves in MA (?).





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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 09:17 PM

4. Francis Schaeffer created the Religious Right on anti-abortion

His son Frank has written and talked about this a great deal. He's written a book about his childhood and youth while his father was doing this. Frank also has a blog at patheos.

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