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Nightmare Fuel: Scary Political Christianity

September 22, 2011

Be afraid. Be very afraid. 

Amongst the many crackpots Rick Perry has associated himself with, Pam Olsen, is the co-chair of his Florida Presidency 5 leadership team.

I just… this person actually has a platform and a mic?!?

She also ‘preaches’ Seven Mountains Dominionism, and believes in raising the dead.

I always thought that an easy theological concept to grasp for Christianity was that there was a fairly significant shift in relationship between humankind and God that occured when Jesus did his thing. But person’s such as the above? It’s like they got stuck somewhere in Judges and still live in fear of the angry sky-god who will strike you down if you don’t placate him properly.

But why do Christians like this scare me? First, they are extremely ignorant. They lack the basic categories to understand natural phenomena. Why do the clouds cry? Why does the earth rumble like my tummy? Mad-God must be shaking the Earth!

Second, can you imagine someone this ignorant actually taking over the seven mountains of culture and running the government? This sort of person has no moral compunction to behave in any humane manner towards those that ‘believe’ differently. They would use all of their power to disempower those that are different because the angry sky-king hates those that they hate, and wants them to burn forever. They would just help him and move the time-table up a little bit.

The world would be a scary, scary place with people like that in charge.

PROTIP: If you come upon a person that is not breathing, unconscious, or appears to be dead, call 911.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. dan permalink
    September 22, 2011 8:00 pm

    As I’ve said before.These people don’t know there own history. These dominionists believe in what is called “Word of faith”. Not only do they believe they have the power to make ex nihilo whatever they want. but its worse than that. They come from a group of people that believe that they have spiritual authority to cause God to act and that God can not act outside of human will because God no longer rules the earth but instead the devil does. Its a long sordid tale that is indeed Gnostic in its origin. Certainly not biblically rooted and only has the appearance of christianity because they use biblical words and stories.

  2. dan permalink
    September 22, 2011 8:23 pm

    One thing to consider here is that this is not just sudo christian behavior. this kind of mindset is present everywhere and seen most strikingly in the realm of economics since economics is a factor that influences every facet of life. Think of wealth creationists, or supply side economics. I see way too much of this ” I have said it so it is true” from everything from politics to schools and from all sides of the spectrum. I think this is more of a result of irrational positivism than errant religiosity.

  3. Dan McCormick permalink
    September 23, 2011 8:56 am

    They scare me, too. Thye want us to die horribly and burn forever in the lake of fire.

    This woman, like all other fundies, has no self-corrective mechanism. This mean that, when faced with an opposing point of view, she cannot take it on board and consider it in the light of her own conclusions. If she did, she might find herself in a position where she had to admit the possibility of her own error. Because of this absolute certainty of infallibility, she fights any opposing idea bitterly. Notice how she starts by trashing other branches of the Xian tree? If she were Muslim (and male) she’d be preaching Jihad against them and some chuches would be visited by suicide bombers.

    The entire fundie community is in a constant state of internal melee–a war of all against all. They’ll never be a threat (other than to each other) so long as they don’t decide to enforce what they want through actual violence. And even then, they’ll only represent a threat for a short time, before falling out with each other.

    They’re scary like unexploded mines are scary.

    Dan

  4. Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
    September 26, 2011 3:40 pm

    “Gay Rights Lead to God’s Judgment”…

    Since when applied to God, “Judgment” usually means more “God’s Gonna Stomp You!” than “Binding Decision”, how do you then keep God from stomping you than offer up a human-sacrifice scapegoat? (After all, it’s Them or You. A matter of pure Survival.)

  5. 4xi0m permalink
    September 26, 2011 8:24 pm

    I love how she just walks off camera for like 10 seconds in the first video. Camera man must’ve been asleep or something.

    Did Perry honestly choose to associate with her? If I were him I’d be making plans to strand her on one of the seven mountains until the election is over.

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