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Tue Mar 3, 2020, 09:03 PM

Trump's Christian right worships power more than they worship God

salon.com
Amanda Marcotte

In "The Power Worshippers," Katherine Stewart shows what really motivates the Christian right ó and it's not Jesus

It's one of the most enduring conundrums of the Donald Trump era: How is it that the Christian right, the self-appointed monitors of American morality, have come to so enthusiastically back a thrice-married chronic adulterer who lies as easily as he breathes?

https://www.salon.com/2020/03/03/trump-christian-right-power-worshippers-katherine-stewart/

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Reply Trump's Christian right worships power more than they worship God (Original post)
lordsummerisle Mar 3 OP
Rebl2 Mar 3 #1
SharonAnn Mar 3 #2
Marcuse Mar 4 #3
Major Nikon Mar 4 #4
Act_of_Reparation Mar 4 #5
lordsummerisle Mar 4 #6
trotsky Mar 5 #7
Act_of_Reparation Mar 5 #8

Response to lordsummerisle (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 09:55 PM

1. Because

they arenít true Christians?

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Response to lordsummerisle (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 10:01 PM

2. Yes, it's all about power. Power to force others.

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Response to lordsummerisle (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 01:27 AM

4. The whole idea behind the conveniently unverifiable promise of reward and punishment is power

When you have managed to convince anyone of it, you gain power over them because you now get to define the conditions those things are based on. The Christians who claim other Christians arenít real Christians are just trying the enforce their own method of control. Itís all about trying to gain power over someone. Always has been, always will be.

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Response to lordsummerisle (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 02:40 PM

5. Nope.

Christianity is so variable it cannot be defined propositionally. If it can't be defined propositionally, then it can't be practiced incorrectly. These articles are slogs as pointless as they are ponderous.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 11:38 PM

6. Thanks for your perspective n/t

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 10:20 AM

7. It's all about being able to say....

"Those people I don't like aren't *REAL* <insert religious group here>."

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Response to trotsky (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 10:50 AM

8. I would like to say Coldplay isn't a real band.

But alas, life is all about accepting unpleasant truths.

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