Friday, November 30, 2007

Now For Something Completely Different

Well after those last couple of posts I need to try to clean up my act.
How about some old time religion.

First Huckabee talks to God on his cell phone.

Talking to one of my friends this morning he mentioned how likable Huckabee is. Yep, got great stage presence and funny often too. Of course the scary part is Huckabee means it. Is it any wonder he surging up in Iowa. Middle America love that folksy down home persona of his. Kinda like your uncle Mike who's always so funny until he's too drunk. Reagan was a great talker too but his domestic programs were awful (do y'all remember Edwin Meese). Huckabee is genuinely likable but who needs a baptist preacher running the country?

Pat(smooch my butt Rudy) Robertson features a little piece on some who have decided the prophecy of Isaiah 35:8 - "And a highway will be there; it will be called the way of holiness." refers to interstate highway I-35.

Oh man! The wingnuts are loose.



Blogger Aurora said...

Everyone has a topnote and yours seems to be bashing Christianity. I don't know what has made you into this kind of a person, but it seems to be a really sad goal to devote your life to, especially considering that there are other religions which kill, flog and behead. But I guess the truth hurts a bit more than all the lies.

5:54 PM, December 03, 2007  
Blogger David said...

Ah my favorite fan from down unda. Again you misread me. Funny just about an hour or two ago I looked over your blog for the first time in a while.

Yes I know lots of bad things happen in the name of religion, and christians are among the least offending (well as long as we leave out the crusades).

No, Muslims scare the hell otta me and I mock them plenty (did you not read down a couple of posts?). All joking aside I consider them dangerous and threatening, but so are most radical believers of anything. When thinking is trumped by dogma that usually happens.

What made me into this? Oh I don't know, I went to church almost every Sunday for the first 16 years of my life, a rather easy going christian church with few demands. Some of it was good. Some of it was postelyzing hypocrites. I was married in church by a preacher (mmmm am I harboring a deep resentment?). There are members of my immediate family involved in church. I attend events of all sorts at churches from weddings to funerals to dinners to baptisms and never do I mock people for what they do. But I don't pretend to be a believer either. When the wingnuts go off the deep end I can't help it.

Oh, and the Christmas decorations went up this weekend along with the Creche, the angles, the reindeer and Santa Claus.

Most likely you think I pick on christians too much because I greatly resent their involvement in MY Republican party and the horseshit the likes of Robertson and Falwell managed to inflict on MY country. See it's mostly just these evangelical busybodies the irk me. And when they act like fools I say so.

I'm just a libertarian theist I guess. It would surprise you to know I think there might even be an intelligent design behind the universe, but it isn't the christianist version. I just don't think it guides GWB and expects me to pray each day and give my money to TV preachers and never think about sex. I doubt there is a heaven or hell but if there is I can guess where I'm going.

6:59 PM, December 03, 2007  
Blogger Aurora said...

David, I saw you on my site meter and so I came over to check out what you're up to. I notice you link to the Daily Curmudgeon. Francis is an excellent Christian writer so I guess you can't be thinking we're all bad.
Re: negativity towards Christians, don't wish too hard for what you want, because you might just get it.
With the anti-Christian feeling that is so palpable around us, we may soon see the hatred rise to the levels of ancient Rome and Christians like me, who want only good for this world may find ourselves the hunted.
In a world without Christians, you might find that a lot of things you take for granted now will suddenly disappear.
Re: public figures who profess to be CHristians (such as GWB and Carter) I'm not going to judge whether they are or not, but I'll say that just because I tell you I'm Alexander the Great, does it mean I am?
Re: the crusades. This was a state-sanctioned political act set in a particular cultural milieu and in a society with different things to deal with than we have now. We love to interpret things in hindsight with our oh-so-perfect modern morality.
But that said, why not google the numbers killed in the Crusades and the INquisition combined against the numbers killed by secular COmmunism. You might be quite surprised.

5:45 PM, December 04, 2007  

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