Okay….. God’s not dead, BUT, He’s just tired of knee – jerk, behind – kissing followers who act like GROUPIES & don’t actually put the teachings of Jesus into practice ( feeding the poor & homeless, teaching the illiterate, helping the sick, aiding the less fortunate, etc.), or Buddhists who just sit & chant, or Muslims who observe the Five Pillars of the Islamic faith.
I don’t really like the pat answers like ” you can see God in a sunrise “, & such. Generic, pious platitudes that seem deep for a few moments but aren’t very satisfying. Chocolate for the soul.
I, like the original Founding Fathers, consider myself a Deist. They believed in A god, just not necessarily ” Big G ” God. My belated disclaimer.
via 9 Reasons My God’s Not Dead.
Apparently Beliefnet doesn’t like the concept of ” Separation of Church & State “. Pity.
The Right – Wing extremists ( OK, a LOT of them, but not every single one. ) would like nothing better than a Christian theocracy. They don’t speak for everyone. & quite frankly reading their spiel about ” Getting God back into government ” is getting a mite tedious. And they’re predominantly Republican, so – ” NO Votes For You ! Come Back 4 Years ! ” ( Paraphrasing Seinfeld’s ” Soup Nazi ” character ).
via Would Mike Huckabee Lead Us Towards a Christian Government?.
Now I don’t know if there was a literal ” Flood ” a few millennia ago. Most cultures have legends of ” FLOODS ” ( China, Egypt, Babylon / Mesopotamia, India, etc. ) but those cultures were located beside rivers, & if you have rivers, you’re going to have flooding. Inundations. Entire cities submerged under water, mud, muck, earth. The stuff of myth & legends. But Young Earth Creationists believe it as FACT, a global inundation. They also believe that Earth is only 6,000 years old & no MORE.
That would probably mean that the pyramid designed by the Egyptian Imhotep would’ve been hovering in space or that the 6,000 Young Earth school of Creationism is a WHOPPING big fallacy. Or perhaps Imhotep was a highly – intelligent Nile – dwelling crocodile ?
This entire Noah’s Ark thing is just designed to appeal to the people who already believe in the Flood account & the YEC school of thought. As long as they don’t go pushing their ” school of thought ” down my throat, live & let live…..
Source: $101 million Noah’s Ark rises in Kentucky — Jesus-riding dinosaurs and all
They’re Fox Faux News. They freak out over B.S. like this. It’s what they’re paid / Pavlovian – conditioned to do.
Does it make a tinker’s damn bit of difference if an official is sworn in on the Koran, Book of Mormon, Darwin’s ” Origin of Species “, one of the Harry Potter books, ” War & Peace ” or, angels & ministers of grace defend us ( & aid us ), a draft of the U.S. Constitution ?
Rupert Murdoch, you’re responsible for this congregation / asylum of Right Wing, nut – job whackaloons, religious right extremists, bigots, xenophobes, hate & fear – mongers. It’s on YOUR hands dripping from your fingertips, buddy. Do something to cleanse the grime & bad karma from your vermin – gnawed, ignorance – peddling soul.
Source: Fox panel freaks out after New York judge is sworn in on the Koran: ‘What does this mean?’
And THIS is why the Republican Party is doomed. They either lost their collective soul or sold it.
And why we won’t have a Republican president unless this country Loses. Its. Mind. OR the GOP gets a massive overhaul & ” lifestyle – lift “.
Trump, who is running a blatantly racist and xenophobic campaign, holds a double digit lead in the GOP presidential race.
Source: In The Battle For The Soul Of The Republican Party, Trump’s ‘White Nationalism’ Is Winning