‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un,’ evangelical adviser says
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09-08-2017, 10:27 AM
Evangelical advisor says god has given Trump authority to "take out Kim Jong Un"
This is yet another way religion can take down human society.
Quote:Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump’s evangelical advisers who preached the morning of his inauguration, has released a statement saying the president has the moral authority to “take out” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“When it comes to how we should deal with evildoers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil,” Jeffress said. “In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un.”

Jeffress said in a phone interview that he was prompted to make the statement after Trump said that if North Korea’s threats to the United States continue, Pyongyang will be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
Trump has a similar fundamentalist Christian whispering in the ears of his cabinet.

Fundamentalism is lapping up its new-found influence in the halls of power, and drunkenly pushing for all sorts of terrifying, existence-ending actions up to and including nuclear war.
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09-08-2017, 10:36 AM
RE: Evangelical advisor says god has given Trump authority to "take out Kim Jong Un"
"Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions" - Blaise Pascal

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09-08-2017, 10:36 AM
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(09-08-2017 08:59 AM)pablo Wrote:  This reminds me of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, god has appointed him King Donald and all that.

Dennis: What I object to is you automatically treat me like an inferior.
King Arthur: Well, I am king.
Dennis: Oh, king eh? Very nice. And how'd you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers. By hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society. If there's ever gonna be any progress...
Peasant Woman: Dennis! There's some lovely filth down here... Oh! How do you do?
[Dennis joins the Peasant Woman in the nearby filth patch]
King Arthur: How do you do, good lady? I am Arthur, king of the Britons. Whose castle is that?
Peasant Woman: King of the who?
King Arthur: The Britons.
Peasant Woman: Who're the "Britons"?
King Arthur: Well, we all are. We're all Britons, and I am your king.
Peasant Woman: Didn't know we had a king. I thought we were an autonomous collective.
Dennis: You're fooling yourself. We're living in a dictatorship! A self-perpetuating autocracy, in which the working classes...
Peasant Woman: Oh, there you go, bringing class into it again.
Dennis: Well, that's what it's all about! If only people would--
King Arthur: Please, please, good people, I am in haste. Who lives in that castle?
Peasant Woman: No one lives there.
King Arthur: Then who is your lord?
Peasant Woman: We don't have a lord.
King Arthur: What?
Dennis: I told you, we're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as sort of executive officer for the week...
King Arthur: Yes...
Dennis: ...but all the decisions of that officer have to be ratified at a special bi-weekly meeting...
King Arthur: Yes I see...
Dennis: ...by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs...
King Arthur: Be quiet!
Dennis: ...but by a two thirds majority in the case of more...
King Arthur: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
Peasant Woman: "Order", eh? Who does he think he is?
King Arthur: I am your king.
Peasant Woman: Well, I didn't vote for you.
King Arthur: You don't vote for kings.
Peasant Woman: Well, how'd you become king, then?
[Angelic music plays...]
King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. That is why I am your king.
Dennis: Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Arthur: Be quiet!
Dennis: You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
Arthur: Shut up!
Dennis: I mean, if I went around saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!
Arthur: [grabs Dennis] Shut up! Will you shut up?!
Dennis: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system!
Arthur: [shakes Dennis] Shut up!
Dennis: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help, I'm being repressed!
Arthur: Bloody Peasant!
Dennis: Ooh, what a giveaway! Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That's what I'm on about! Did you see him repressing me? You saw it, didn't you?
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09-08-2017, 10:51 AM
RE: ‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un,’ evangelical adviser says
Reminds me of when G.W. Bush swore God told him the Iraqi's had W.M.D.'s and that he should invade Iraq.

Funny how their God always confirms what the people themselves think/desire.
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09-08-2017, 10:54 AM
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Well, to be fair, bombing NK is exactly in keeping with the genocidal god depicted in the bible...
So, there's that.

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09-08-2017, 11:25 AM
Evangelical advisor says god has given Trump authority to "take out Kim Jong Un"
(09-08-2017 10:27 AM)mordant Wrote:  Trump has a similar fundamentalist Christian whispering in the ears of his cabinet.

To whom are you referring? It’s getting so I can’t tell the crazies from the deranged.

We used to put crazies in asylums. Now we put them under freeway overpasses and in the White House.
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09-08-2017, 11:29 AM
RE: Evangelical advisor says god has given Trump authority to "take out Kim Jong Un"
What in the living fuck is this insanity?

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09-08-2017, 12:14 PM
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(09-08-2017 11:29 AM)Robvalue Wrote:  What in the living fuck is this insanity?

The first time that I've genuinely thought this...

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I never really actually feared nuclear war that much. Mutually assured destruction always kept that fear at bay. "Surely the powers that be are not that stupid," I've always said to myself.

... not so sure anymore.

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09-08-2017, 12:25 PM
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These people should just come out and admit that Trump can do nothing they won't cheerleader for......well...except of course if he came out as atheist, agreed evolution is fact, agreed climate change is a fact, pro-LGBTQ, and said he was no longer a Republican. Then they might have a problem.
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09-08-2017, 12:27 PM
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