Opposing Trump = Fighting the Hand of God
Post Reply
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
25-08-2017, 01:03 PM (This post was last modified: 25-08-2017 01:25 PM by BikerDude.)
RE: Opposing Trump = Fighting the Hand of God
I'd recommend the books by Jeff Sharlet for deep dive into this sort of mindset.
C Street and The Family.
Both are about a collection of "Dominionist" Senators and Legislators in Washington.
It's jaw dropping and actually pretty frightening.
Quote:They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they are not Christians, but simply believers.

Behind the scenes at every National Prayer Breakfast since 1953 has been the Family, an elite network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful. Their goal is "Jesus plus nothing." Their method is backroom diplomacy. The Family is the startling story of how their faith—part free-market fundamentalism, part imperial ambition—has come to be interwoven with the affairs of nations around the world.

Quote:Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known simply by its Washington, DC address. The house has lately been the scene of notorious political scandal, but more crucially it is home to efforts to transform the very fabric of American democracy. And now, after laying bare its tenants' past in The Family, Sharlet reports from deep within fundamentalism in today's world, revealing that the previous efforts of religious fundamentalists in America pale in comparison with their long-term ambitions.

When Barack Obama entered the White House, headlines declared the age of culture wars over. In C Street, Sharlet shows why these conflicts endure and why they matter now - from the sensationalism of Washington sex scandals to fundamentalism's long shadow in Africa, where Ugandan culture warriors determined to eradicate homosexuality have set genocide on simmer.

We've reached a point where piety and corruption are not at odds but one and the same. Reporting with exclusive sources and explosive documents from C Street, the war on gays in Uganda, and the battle for the soul of America's armed forces - waged by a 15,000-strong movement of officers intent on "reclaiming territory for Christ in the military" - Sharlet reveals not the last gasp of old-time religion but the new front lines of fundamentalism.

[Image: barfly_condenados_pelo_vicio.gif]
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
25-08-2017, 01:05 PM (This post was last modified: 25-08-2017 01:26 PM by BikerDude.)
RE: Opposing Trump = Fighting the Hand of God
(24-08-2017 02:06 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  How the hell is God going to have time to pick Kings, when he's busy watching everybody masturbating????


Somewhere there is a spoiled god child who was given the universe as a Xmas present and the little prick has been fucking with us ever since.

[Image: barfly_condenados_pelo_vicio.gif]
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes BikerDude's post
Post Reply
Forum Jump: