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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Christian Taliban Crazy Only Hope to Stop the Glenn Beck Crazy?

Steve Benen highlights the apparent squeamishness of Christianist Republican crazytown for Beck's Mormon brand of the religionist Republican crazytrain. To imagine a world in which sensible people work to solve shared problems guided by warranted consensus descriptions of facts and shared democratic values of equity-in-diversity sometimes seems to imagine a world as remote from our reality as the very Heaven the crazies imagine will reward the ferocity of their wholesome hatreds.

1 comment:

jimf said...

> Russell Moore, dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's
> School of Theology, has publicly [stated]
> ". . .Mormonism and Mammonism are contrary to the gospel of
> Jesus Christ...."

Quelle alliteration!

Dang that old Mormon PR problem. Too new (as religions go),
too "cultish". And, like Scientology, crazier-sounding (to
traditional Christians) the more you find out about it.

Also like Scientology, religion with a kind of SFnal aura.
God the Father is not the transcendent creator of the universe,
but a kind of senior alien whose "spiritual children" (including the human
race) can hope to grow up to similar power and glory.
Eternal sex (strictly hetero, of course) included.

"If you could hie to Kolob In the twinkling of an eye,
And then continue onward With that same speed to fly,
Do you think that you could ever, Through all eternity,
Find out the generation Where Gods began to be?"

I don't know about Mammonism, though. Ask Rupert Murdoch.