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May 29, 2018

This is why I am antitheist. These people want to change our democracy into a christian theocracy like the Islamic countries have. Christianity rules with enforced religious laws. Please this is important, go to the linked article and read it. Thanks. Hugs

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 09:02

“Project Blitz” Is the Christian Nationalist Plan to Merge God and Government

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/05/28/project-blitz-is-the-christian-nationalist-plan-to-merge-god-and-government/

Specifically, there are three kinds of bills these Christians hope to jam through the states: Symbolic ones (like putting “In God We Trust” everywhere), pro-Christian ones (like passing “Christian Heritage Week” resolutions), and anti-everybody-else ones (like bills that allow Christian business owners to discriminate against gay customers).

We’ve already seen the passage of several bills that fall into these categories, whether or not they were connected to the actual project. But if church/state separation advocates aren’t vigilant, many more will follow.

Stewart argues that this dominion approach to politics, in which certain Christians seek to impose their biblical beliefs on all aspects of our lives, is effective even if most Americans would oppose it:

It’s frightening stuff. And it only works because most sensible Americans aren’t paying attention to these issues in their states. If no one sounds the alarm, the fire flourishes unimpeded.

10 Comments »

  1. Frightening stuff.

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    Comment by inspiredbythedivine1 — May 29, 2018 @ 09:53

    • Yes it is. But it is not new. In places they have been doing this for years, trying their best to get evangelical christians on local boards, school boards, state offices. It is scary how fast it happens when they try to do it. They have poor people who have little to live on who will give up eating or medications to give money to the church to do this stuff. They have money and dedicated people to push their religious views. This happened in Florida during the Jeb Bush years and we still have not recovered. If they get a foot in the door, they will smash and smash the door to get their entire program enacted. Now that some states have fallen to this, they want to do it nationally. Think Mike Pence. We really need to push back hard. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — May 29, 2018 @ 10:16

  2. This is precisely the reason I’m a proud member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and I encourage all who share your concerns for our republic to support the foundation in any way they can. They need our support.

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    Comment by nationofnope — May 29, 2018 @ 13:00

    • That is a great idea. I read about their work often yet have not thought to join. I will look them up later. Thanks for the suggestion. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — May 29, 2018 @ 13:14

  3. Indeed, this is not new. They’ve been at it since the time of Constantine. It’s only within the last quarter-millennium that we managed to get church and state separated again, and the God-fanatics have never really accepted it.

    We do have groups like the ACLU, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, and the Satanic Temple (yes, that’s a real thing) who push back against such attacks on the Wall of Separation, but as Barton gloats in the article, they can’t be everywhere at once. And their ability to win cases depends on the judiciary, which Trump is increasingly packing with wingnuts.

    The most important thing we can do is vote and get more Democrats into office. Almost all the theocrats in office are Republicans — the great majority of Democrats are now committed to protecting abortion, gay civil rights, science education, and so on. In many cases they also have some ability to mitigate what kind of people get appointed as judges.

    I don’t think, by the way, that things will get significantly worse if Trump is impeached and Pence becomes President. Trump probably isn’t religious, but he’s been giving the fundies pretty much whatever they want. Pence has a reputation for being weak-willed, and anyway, it’s hard to see what he could do that would go further than what Trump has done.

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    Comment by Infidel753 — May 29, 2018 @ 14:20

    • Thank you for your comment, I agree with you in all of it. I was reminded of the Freedom from Religion Foundation earlier and looked them up. Next payday I will become a member. I like the push back the Satanic Temple has been doing in schools and on religious monuments on public lands. Seems nothing gets the fundy christian goat as fast as the Temple demanding to put its religious monument next to one of the ten commandments. Also a lot of illegal christian bible clubs and activities in public schools close down when the schools learn the must let the temple offer their programs.

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      Comment by Scottie — May 29, 2018 @ 14:28

  4. As often as Christians say, that their bible contains the truth and only the truth, thinking liberal people have to say: The bible is a book like Grimms Fairytales. Just as Grimms fairytales it is written by men in olden times. It was a book, written for just 70 Million earth’s inhabitants, giving rules just for these 70 Million people. A book of fairytales, written for a small people living around the west of the meditteranean sea – NOT written for – lets say Americans living more than 6000 years laterr, knowing that the earth has the shape of nearly a shere . in those olden times people just thought that the earth was a flat disk as some stupid americans even nowadays do believe – against all facts. When the fairytalebook called bible was written, no knowledge about facts, that we nowadays know, was in the brains of mankind, the lived with fear for everything. Only a very few could read or write, those for instance, that wrote parts of the bible. Normal people were subject to what they were told by those shits, who had the power to read and write. And those “knowing” shits used their power extensively, to press those below them for only there own good.
    Exactely that is it, what Christians want to force people to – follow those, who tell them their lies about the fairytale book bible.
    Christian religion should be bringing love to mankind, What it does, is to bring war and hate and death amongst people, who are uneducated enough, to follow their nonsense of a loving god, who definitely is a god which is only worth fairytales.

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    Comment by miles — May 30, 2018 @ 08:53


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