Radicalized Christianists

President Jesus

It’s time to tell the truth about a big open secret in America.  It’s time to call out, in particular, the “leaders,” esp. the Presidential Candidates (it’s not even partisan to say they’re all Republican) and their frenzied faithful.  Time to call them what they are:  Radicalized Extremist Christianists.

These are the people who demand domination.  They pound their pulpits across the nation (from debate lecturns to stumpifying stump speeches) with their shrill demand for exclusive exceptionalism.  They demand bibles, prayers and anti-science taught in public schools.  They demand city councils, courts, colleges and congress to be guided by their anti-Secular agenda.  They demand, finally, a Christian America.

And there are millions who would gladly hand them the keys to the White Church House.  They would cheer a cross for the new Washington Monument.

Claiming to be followers of the Galilean, they do not even try to hide their fearful lies and judgments and calls for war, even as their “savior” called for non-judging truthtelling by loving peacemakers (remember their hero, Ronald Reagan and his “peacemaker” missiles?).

They are masters at sleight of hand and tongue.  While they denounce “Radical Islamists” and “Terrorists” while waving bibles and flags, they are distracting attention away from their own radicalized terrorizing of the mind.  I find this at least as alarming as their chicken-little cry that “The Terrorists/Immigrants/Gays/Atheists. . .are Coming!”

Stepping back for a voice of Reason. . .across the pond, this article on the BBC is a helpful mirror for identifying the smoke on the mirrors used by our radically dangerous and deceptive Jihadists for Jesus:

“Becoming Radicalized:  And Keeping a Secret”

The article is speaking of Islamic extremists, but I find it useful to identify those in our midst–Jihadists for Jesus– who have been radicalized in their peculiarly Ameri-christ ways:

-Some identify with extremist organizations (think of their association with anti-choice, anti-marriage equality and other hate groups)

-Some follow their own extremist beliefs (think of those who claim to “talk to God” and “walk with Jesus”)

-Some are unhappy in their own lives (note the angry rhetoric and the demonizing of others while attacking different perspectives)

-Some are looking for a cause bigger than themselves (consider the way some act like Crusaders defending “the faith,” “the nation,” “the world” from “evil”)

-Some are radicalized by personal crisis and loss (listen closely to the stories our wannabe leaders tell about their troubled early lives)

-Some are very good at hiding things–their real selves (think of the many “fallen” and disgraced–even jailed–preachers and politicians)

-The radicalized challenge the rest of us to sort out “where danger lurks,” to stop any violence before it happens.  This is where WE come in.  This is where Knowledge, Reason, Science, Common Sense in a Secular (not anti-religion) Society is essential.

We can’t stop the dangerous powergrab and terrorizing of these people until we identify them, call them out, tell the truth.  These people who arrogantly demand to lead us with their hateful, fear-based faith,  who seek to lead the nation backward into the ignorance of ancient worldviews, must be stopped.  Shining the bright light of Reason on them is the first way to stop them.  In a free and secular society they need to be on our “Watch List” (and please don’t give them more guns).

Finally, as Timothy Egan says in this acerbic article, No More Thoughts and Prayers (NYT),

“[When] people with abhorrent views are not challenged, their hatred only hardens.”

It’s time to stop avoiding the obvious:  we have Radicalized Extremists in our midst–“hiding” right in front of us. . .and not a few are telling us their God wants them to lead. . .they demand the divine right to lead a Secular Nation, claiming Jesus is handing them the keys to the White House.


Speaking of Radicalized Christian Extremists. . .here’s what Jerry Falwell Jr, president of the largest non-profit university in America and the largest Christian university in the world, had to say about gun control, after the killings in San Bernardino:

“If some of those people in that community center had what I have in my back pocket right now …,” he said while being interrupted by louder cheers and clapping. “Is it illegal to pull it out? I don’t know,” he said, chuckling.

“I’ve always thought that if more good people had concealed-carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in,” he says, the rest of his sentence drowned out by loud applause while he said, “and killed them.”

That pretty much sums up the state of Fundamental Jesus Jihadism in God Loves Guns America.

{Keeping in mind here that millions of Christians strongly disagree with this radicalism and the likes of Mr. Falwell.  We might just wish they would speak up more, as “moderates” in the Muslim community need to do}

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Radicalized Christianists

  1. agree – America’s rhetoric and politicians saying rape is planned fatherhood is disturbing and that their answer is guns for women…. politics and religion: a deadly circle jerk

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