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    These people are all just really really bad human beings. No other way to say it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Newenglanddeac View Post
    These people are all just really really bad human beings. No other way to say it.

    He would be cheered loudly and embraced at a Trump rally regardless, as a symbol of being a “man of the people” and a “non-elite” public servant for those in the heartland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDA View Post
    He would be cheered loudly and embraced at a Trump rally regardless, as a symbol of being a “man of the people” and a “non-elite” public servant for those in the heartland.
    Yep. It doesn't matter to them if a guy meets a woman at a strip club, gets her pregnant, then tricks her into an abortion as long as he's working to end Roe v. Wade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newenglanddeac View Post
    These people are all just really really bad human beings. No other way to say it.

    I still think it's 50/50 that the alleged $1.6M payment for an abortion and hush money wasn't for Broidy but covering up for Trump. This would be an hellacious bombshell before November.

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    “Sadly, my old tribe seems to collectively struggle to realize they’ve done exactly what they spent the entire Left Behind series warning me not to do: they have fallen in line behind a worldly leader who arose to power during a time of “wars and rumors of wars,” who did so by falsely pretending to be a Christian, but who would ultimately lead them to follow an entirely new religion.”

    Oh snap!
    LOL. I once thumbed through some volumes of the Left Behind series several years ago when visiting a relative with my parents. It's really just an extended revenge fantasy in which Evangelical Christians are raptured into heaven (but not most Catholics, including the Pope), and all of the "left behind" enemies and critics of fundie Christians endure horrible plagues and tortures from God, while a handful of "born again" heroes run around the world witnessing all the carnage, and reveling in it, because they're on the side of Jeezus and are immune to all the devastation, you know. There's scenes of scientists being proven completely wrong about everything and begging for mercy (and still getting killed or bitten by poisonous bugs with no effective painkillers to numb the agony), secular liberals being wiped out by natural disasters, and so on. And, at the end, people like Jerry Falwell, Jr., Franklin Graham, and Pat Robertson will get to inherit the Earth and live in paradise, because they're so Christian and pure and worthy and noble and so on. Really!

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    I read the entire Left Behind series in high school. Such a waste. I could have been killing my brain calls with actual drugs instead of that poison. Virtually anything else would have been a better use of my time.
    Draxx them sklounst

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    Quote Originally Posted by myDeaconmyhand View Post
    I read the entire Left Behind series in high school. Such a waste. I could have been killing my brain calls with actual drugs instead of that poison. Virtually anything else would have been a better use of my time.
    What's so funny about the entire series - and it was very obvious, even from my just skimming through some volumes - is that it really has nothing to do with God's love or the mercy of Jesus or anything of that type. It's about the thrill that fans of the series - the Religious Right - get from watching all of their enemies and critics receiving their comeuppance in the most painful and humiliating way possible. The Religious Right is proven to be right about everything, and anyone who opposes them is proven not only to be totally wrong, but they suffer horrible pain, death, and eternal damnation as a result. The last couple of novels were like literary torture porn. Tim LaHaye was apparently one sick dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highland Deac View Post
    LOL. I once thumbed through some volumes of the Left Behind series several years ago when visiting a relative with my parents. It's really just an extended revenge fantasy in which Evangelical Christians are raptured into heaven (but not most Catholics, including the Pope), and all of the "left behind" enemies and critics of fundie Christians endure horrible plagues and tortures from God, while a handful of "born again" heroes run around the world witnessing all the carnage, and reveling in it, because they're on the side of Jeezus and are immune to all the devastation, you know. There's scenes of scientists being proven completely wrong about everything and begging for mercy (and still getting killed or bitten by poisonous bugs with no effective painkillers to numb the agony), secular liberals being wiped out by natural disasters, and so on. And, at the end, people like Jerry Falwell, Jr., Franklin Graham, and Pat Robertson will get to inherit the Earth and live in paradise, because they're so Christian and pure and worthy and noble and so on. Really!
    Jesus Christ, these books sound miserable.

    First time I’ve ever heard of this series. Pretty much confirms my belief in some hybrid form of Catholicism and Episcopalianism.

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    I read the first two of those books bc I’m a sucker for end of the world type books but holy shit were they terrible. I found myself groaning at some of the passages. I remember one where there was a guy and girl who liked each other and he was going to be in the background of a tv speech. They came up with a secret signal to say hi to each other- he would take a bite of a cookie during the speech . It was probably the stupidest thing I’ve ever read.

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    If you want to read a pretty funny criticism of those books-along with much of the first book without paying for it, this link is pretty good.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slackti...-i-posts-1-50/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highland Deac View Post
    What's so funny about the entire series - and it was very obvious, even from my just skimming through some volumes - is that it really has nothing to do with God's love or the mercy of Jesus or anything of that type. It's about the thrill that fans of the series - the Religious Right - get from watching all of their enemies and critics receiving their comeuppance in the most painful and humiliating way possible. The Religious Right is proven to be right about everything, and anyone who opposes them is proven not only to be totally wrong, but they suffer horrible pain, death, and eternal damnation as a result. The last couple of novels were like literary torture porn. Tim LaHaye was apparently one sick dude.
    It’s also about scaring people to the Jesus. Big business in scaring people to Heaven.

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    That’l be 50 bucks, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newenglanddeac View Post
    Jesus Christ, these books sound miserable.

    First time I’ve ever heard of this series. Pretty much confirms my belief in some hybrid form of Catholicism and Episcopalianism.
    You mean Catholicism and evangelicalism?

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    Jesus was a nice guy.

    Except for that time he got really pissed about people buying and selling in the church and started flipping tables.

    But other than that, he was a nice guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForestRanger View Post
    Spoken like a true religious fundamentalist. It's very telling that he put "Conservative" before "Christian". Using his logic, Jesus was a wimp. The very person they claim to worship. Actually, people like Falwell have already discovered a new Messiah in Trump. If Jesus had just ridiculed, taunted, and threatened his critics more in his sermons, taken on a harem of three or four trophy wives, built and lived in a gaudy palace that he named after himself, surrounded himself with corrupt pharisees as his disciples, and bullied women, religious fundies might love him almost as much as they now do Trump. What a pathetic sham of a religion they have become. LOL.
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    I guess Herod is the new hero of the Christmas story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highland Deac View Post
    Spoken like a true religious fundamentalist. It's very telling that he put "Conservative" before "Christian". Using his logic, Jesus was a wimp. The very person they claim to worship. Actually, people like Falwell have already discovered a new Messiah in Trump. If Jesus had just ridiculed, taunted, and threatened his critics more in his sermons, taken on a harem of three or four trophy wives, built and lived in a gaudy palace that he named after himself, surrounded himself with corrupt pharisees as his disciples, and bullied women, religious fundies might love him almost as much as they now do Trump. What a pathetic sham of a religion they have become. LOL.
    Yep. What’s nuts is the Bible, including Jesus himself, is firmly against what we are seeing on the religious right.

    One of Jesus’ most common topics in his sermons and parables was the folly of the rich and politically powerful. I would love for Wrangor or other board conservative Christians to explain how Trump and the modern conservative moment fit into Jesus’ theology.

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