UberDave: Because the poor are nothing more than low-down, double-dealing, backstabbing, larcenous perverted worms!! Hanging's too good for them! Burning's too good for them! They should be torn into little bitsy pieces and buried alive!!!
Cletus C.: This just occurred to the author.
coeyagi: Being gay and believing in Science makes you morally poor (or something), so they're just attacking the root cause.
Serious Black: According to the values of the Prosperity Gospel, people get what they deserve. The poor are wretched sinners who have turned their backs from God, so God is righteously smiting them with famine and powerlessness.
Lawyers With Nukes: If people that have a religion are taking over the country, why aren't they represented more in the mainstream media, or Hollywood? I've heard lately there's some money to made in those two industries, so yeah?Sorry to interrupt your "Five Minutes of Hate."/I'm an atheist
coeyagi: Serious Black: According to the values of the Prosperity Gospel, people get what they deserve. The poor are wretched sinners who have turned their backs from God, so God is righteously smiting them with famine and powerlessness.I wish there was as kernel of truth in that so the Kardashians could be properly dealt with.
Kibbler: Why is it that Jesus preached a message of changing your life, renouncing your possessions, and helping the orphans and widows and sick, and Christianity turned into a centuries-long argument about things like whether you need a guy in a robe to lift a piece of bread and wine into the air before you eat it, to get into Heavenworld? And burned and stoned each other to death by the thousands over such arguments? And now the message has morphed for many "Christians" into "God wants you to get rich using my simple three-step plan"?I don't know. People are strange. Values turn into dogmas, dogmas turn into policies, and bureaucrats use policies to get what they want.
Via Infinito: As far as not helping the weak and poor, many of them believe in the prosperity doctrine. If you're poor, God wants it that way because you suck. If I have money, it's because God wants me to have it and I'm not about to give it to your unemployed welfare-abusing ass.
djseanmac: Serious Black: According to the values of the Prosperity Gospel, people get what they deserve. The poor are wretched sinners who have turned their backs from God, so God is righteously smiting them with famine and powerlessness."Prosperity Gospel" is about the most evil, malicious thing ever imagined. At its root, it says that starving babies and others incapable of caring for themselves are sinners unworthy of life. And it presents this as an expression of "God's love". Is there any greater perversion out there?/also, that stupefying "The Secret" is just as bad. It is the same thing wrapped in a "no-Jesus" cloak.
Cythraul: Because Jesus said all kinds of things about hating gay people and evolution, and nothing about the weak and the poor.
NostroZ: Because value voter is not the same thing as what would Jesus do?A value voter is the result of the Southern Strategy employed by conservatives for the past 30 some years.The Southern Strategy has been to send a wedge to separate people who would otherwise vote similarly.Religion and race has been the favored wedge issue to separate folks in the south, for GOP voting purposes.Though it does seem odd to denounce evolution, gays, and the poor as being lazy in one breath.
Epoch_Zero: Values Voters:[api.ning.com image 500x443]/that woman's stupid smile//'we're doing the lord's work, ya'll!"///diaf
Saiga410: Epoch_Zero: Values Voters:[api.ning.com image 500x443]/that woman's stupid smile//'we're doing the lord's work, ya'll!"///diaf$5 says that the bible he is handing her is an english language bible.
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