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2020-10-23 2:08:30 PM  
FTA: Political science taught me political parties are good. The Christian Post taught me partisanship is bad. Democracy isn't possible without political parties. All democracies must build governing coalitions. Parties are the vehicles we use to do that. But when parties represent competing cultural symbols rather than governing philosophies, our politics devolves into groupish sniping. They become vehicles for attacking our perceived enemies rather than constructive debates over the common good.

...does anyone know what Nazworth's Fark handle is?
 
2020-10-23 4:21:35 PM  
I don't suppose there is a less than 20 page summary somewhere?  I didn't get remotely close to even the middle of that article.
 
2020-10-23 8:43:46 PM  

abb3w: FTA: Political science taught me political parties are good. The Christian Post taught me partisanship is bad. Democracy isn't possible without political parties. All democracies must build governing coalitions. Parties are the vehicles we use to do that. But when parties represent competing cultural symbols rather than governing philosophies, our politics devolves into groupish sniping. They become vehicles for attacking our perceived enemies rather than constructive debates over the common good.

...does anyone know what Nazworth's Fark handle is?


That was pretty much my thought when I read it, too.
 
2020-10-23 8:56:26 PM  

aleister_greynight: I don't suppose there is a less than 20 page summary somewhere?  I didn't get remotely close to even the middle of that article.


It's basically a detailed narrative of what happened to him as his bosses went from "never Trump" to supporting Trump. He wrote stuff critical of Trump that he says would not have been challenged had he used the same language about Obama or Hillary. Also, he got into a fight with his bosses because he wanted to use the word "evil" about the child separation policy at the border. He also gets into the fracas between his publication (Christian Post) and Christianity Today.
 
2020-10-23 9:47:00 PM  
Anyone and everyone who associates themselves with Trump ends up irreparably compromised.
After he stabs them in the back for good measure.
 
2020-10-23 9:48:49 PM  
Any institution or its members who claim the moral high ground after associating with Trump should be derisively laughed out of existence.
 
2020-10-23 9:49:05 PM  
Good.
 
2020-10-23 9:51:01 PM  
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2020-10-23 9:53:32 PM  
The Gilded Fatso is such a nice, crisp name for him. One of the few enjoyable parts of the last four millennia of hell since 2016 has been seeing all of the creative and biting nicknames people came up with for the malignant bag of sharts in the White House.

It's my sincere hope that Trump's corpse-hole is marked by a terrible black obelisk with all of the cleverest and meanest names etched on its sides. Preferably soon.
 
2020-10-23 9:53:53 PM  
"Those who don't know Land personally might also be surprised at how progressive he is on women's issues. Privately, he criticizes the misogyny of fellow Southern Baptist pastors."

Truly, his bravery is unparalleled.
 
2020-10-23 9:54:10 PM  
I faced a tough choice: Should I stay or should I go?

If I go there will be trouble.
 
2020-10-23 9:54:14 PM  
My question is, is there anything left that hasn't been warped in some way after this nearly four year "experiment/nightmare"?
 
2020-10-23 9:57:03 PM  
Why I left Christianity reason #2. Too many poses, not enough deeds. Dude looks fake as shiat holding that bible.
 
2020-10-23 9:57:10 PM  

DrD'isInfotainment: Anyone and everyone who associates themselves with Trump ends up irreparably compromised.
After he stabs them in the back for good measure.


I told a Lutheran friend his vote for Trump would have to be answered for when he stands in judgment. He asked me why I thought that, and I basically told him he voted for the literal antithesis of his faith in human form. He'd have to explain that when he stood in judgment. His response was less than charitable.
 
2020-10-23 9:58:11 PM  
TLDR:  power corrupts.

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2020-10-23 9:58:56 PM  
They have chosen the form of their destructor.
 
2020-10-23 9:59:24 PM  

Unobtanium: aleister_greynight: I don't suppose there is a less than 20 page summary somewhere?  I didn't get remotely close to even the middle of that article.

It's basically a detailed narrative of what happened to him as his bosses went from "never Trump" to supporting Trump. He wrote stuff critical of Trump that he says would not have been challenged had he used the same language about Obama or Hillary. Also, he got into a fight with his bosses because he wanted to use the word "evil" about the child separation policy at the border. He also gets into the fracas between his publication (Christian Post) and Christianity Today.


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2020-10-23 10:02:14 PM  

fusillade762: I faced a tough choice: Should I stay or should I go?

If I go there will be trouble.


And if I stay it will be double.
 
2020-10-23 10:04:07 PM  
This guy was an *editor*
Jeez.
 
2020-10-23 10:04:30 PM  
 
2020-10-23 10:05:11 PM  

EL EM: My question is, is there anything left that hasn't been warped in some way after this nearly four year "experiment/nightmare"?


Most of the bad shiat we've seen under Trump has been here. Trump just tore the facade down.

Evangelicals and their ilk have been fascist, hypocritical shiatstains for a while now.
 
2020-10-23 10:05:26 PM  
We can't ever let the evangelical community bury this.  We need to show how far they fell, how happily they sold their soul and their integrity for power.  No one should ever take these evil, avaricious charlatans seriously ever again.
 
2020-10-23 10:08:58 PM  
I've tried explaining to Evangelicals the concept of stewardship and the Parable of the Talents when it comes to environmentalism, and leaving a better lot for the next generation. And in response I've gotten an answer to the effect of, "Well that's not important, because this is temporary, and the next world is what's real."

Which baffles the everloving fark out of me why they also consider themselves single issue voters when it comes to abortion. I thought this world didn't matter?
 
2020-10-23 10:15:07 PM  

Gestalt: I've tried explaining to Evangelicals the concept of stewardship and the Parable of the Talents when it comes to environmentalism, and leaving a better lot for the next generation. And in response I've gotten an answer to the effect of, "Well that's not important, because this is temporary, and the next world is what's real."

Which baffles the everloving fark out of me why they also consider themselves single issue voters when it comes to abortion. I thought this world didn't matter?


Why, it's almost as if their belief system is a slapshod, ad-hoc series of flimsy defenses of their own reprehensible behavior!  But that can't be right, because Jesus.
 
2020-10-23 10:18:02 PM  

Gestalt: I've tried explaining to Evangelicals the concept of stewardship and the Parable of the Talents when it comes to environmentalism, and leaving a better lot for the next generation. And in response I've gotten an answer to the effect of, "Well that's not important, because this is temporary, and the next world is what's real."

Which baffles the everloving fark out of me why they also consider themselves single issue voters when it comes to abortion. I thought this world didn't matter?


Stiginit is their number one issue.
 
2020-10-23 10:19:36 PM  

fusillade762: I faced a tough choice: Should I stay or should I go?

If I go there will be trouble.


And if I stay it will be double.
 
2020-10-23 10:20:26 PM  

HempHead: TLDR:  power corrupts.

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"Temple's infested...."
 
2020-10-23 10:29:24 PM  

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2020-10-23 10:29:39 PM  

LordJiro: EL EM: My question is, is there anything left that hasn't been warped in some way after this nearly four year "experiment/nightmare"?

Most of the bad shiat we've seen under Trump has been here. Trump just tore the facade down.

Evangelicals and their ilk have been fascist, hypocritical shiatstains for a while now.


Yep.

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/A+theo​l​ogy+for+racism%3A+Southern+Fundamental​ists+and+the+civil+rights...-a09416090​6
 
2020-10-23 10:33:18 PM  
We've been scammed by Satan?  What a shock!!
 
2020-10-23 10:40:02 PM  

aleister_greynight: I don't suppose there is a less than 20 page summary somewhere?  I didn't get remotely close to even the middle of that article.


Evangelicals love CP.
 
2020-10-23 10:41:41 PM  

Unobtanium: aleister_greynight: I don't suppose there is a less than 20 page summary somewhere?  I didn't get remotely close to even the middle of that article.

It's basically a detailed narrative of what happened to him as his bosses went from "never Trump" to supporting Trump. He wrote stuff critical of Trump that he says would not have been challenged had he used the same language about Obama or Hillary. Also, he got into a fight with his bosses because he wanted to use the word "evil" about the child separation policy at the border. He also gets into the fracas between his publication (Christian Post) and Christianity Today.


And this is why I usually only read The Christian Science Monitor.

These guys sold their soul to Trump for ACB.
 
2020-10-23 10:42:16 PM  
TLDR:
Times were good we we got to bag on Obama and Hillary.  They didn't like when I started bagging on Trump and I'm totally shocked to find out that these were only prosperity gospel charlatans!
 
2020-10-23 10:55:50 PM  

iron de havilland: aleister_greynight: I don't suppose there is a less than 20 page summary somewhere?  I didn't get remotely close to even the middle of that article.

Evangelicals love CP.


Cheese Pizza?
 
2020-10-23 11:08:35 PM  

scanman61: iron de havilland: aleister_greynight: I don't suppose there is a less than 20 page summary somewhere?  I didn't get remotely close to even the middle of that article.

Evangelicals love CP.

Cheese Pizza?


Corgi Puppies.

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2020-10-23 11:18:41 PM  
I slogged through most of this drivel.  The thing that really irks me is that this guy seems intelligent enough to understand what Trump is, but stupid enough to actually believe that Hillary would have destroyed the country.
 
2020-10-23 11:21:00 PM  
Look at that picture leading the article.  There is something seriously wrong with Trump's hand sizes.  Note the difference in the thumbs.
 
2020-10-23 11:22:43 PM  

Yeast No 7: fusillade762: I faced a tough choice: Should I stay or should I go?

If I go there will be trouble.

And if I stay it will be double.


This is what it sounds like when doves cry
 
2020-10-23 11:30:44 PM  
There are a lot of people who self identify as Christians but they're just full of hate.  They want to be up on mount Zion looking down and laughing at everyone and everything that wasn't just the right combination of belief.  They're people with no heart, just a bunch of wormy haughty eyes
 
2020-10-23 11:43:30 PM  
That's a lot of words to say both sides are bad. fark this guy. fark his christian fellowship. fark the hypocritical way they have chosen to live. I hope every one of them finds personal regret for this and is never forgiven by society or loved ones.

I hope they spend the rest of their miserable lives ostracized from society and begging for even the most petty salary. They deserve neither pity nor empathy for their choice. They had an opportunity to live by the commandments they preached, and instead opted for power and greed.

They are the seven deadly sins. fark every last one of them. Especially this author of "pity me, for I never did enough and now everyone is mean to me". Drink your bleach and make the world a better place.
 
2020-10-23 11:53:31 PM  
My word, they do go on.
 
2020-10-24 12:25:07 AM  

Tor_Eckman: I slogged through most of this drivel.  The thing that really irks me is that this guy seems intelligent enough to understand what Trump is, but stupid enough to actually believe that Hillary would have destroyed the country.


That seemed to be the defining characteristic of most of those so-called Christians. They all went in as early as 2015 saying "No Trump! This guy is bad news!" and one by one swallowed the koolaid--some in sips, some in big gulps--that their pastors and teevee preachers were ladling out, that the world was ending and Hillary was leading the charge.

Proving only that it's always religion with these people. No matter what they think they know, if the guy up front in the fancy clothes says "Listen to me, I'm the one thinking for you," they all nod like good little lambs and trot up the slaughterhouse ramp.
 
2020-10-24 12:28:02 AM  

Defeated: My word, they do go on.


When they get to testifying, there is no slowing them down.
 
2020-10-24 12:50:18 AM  

austerity101: Gestalt: I've tried explaining to Evangelicals the concept of stewardship and the Parable of the Talents when it comes to environmentalism, and leaving a better lot for the next generation. And in response I've gotten an answer to the effect of, "Well that's not important, because this is temporary, and the next world is what's real."

Which baffles the everloving fark out of me why they also consider themselves single issue voters when it comes to abortion. I thought this world didn't matter?

Why, it's almost as if their belief system is a slapshod, ad-hoc series of flimsy defenses of their own reprehensible behavior!  But that can't be right, because Jesus.


Their ideology is the ideology that says no matter what you do, no matter how much murdering, torturing, raping or other heinous shiat you get up to, as long as you repent on your death bed, you get a free ticket to Heaven.

So "Anything is OK as long as you slap Jesus' name on it, even if it has nothing to do with, or is the complete antithesis of, what Jesus actually said" is pretty on-brand.
 
2020-10-24 1:20:58 AM  
They had a soul?
 
2020-10-24 1:57:06 AM  
Guy who used to work for right-wing Christian blog mad at the logical development of their aims and goals. News at 11.
 
2020-10-24 2:03:44 AM  

inglixthemad: DrD'isInfotainment: Anyone and everyone who associates themselves with Trump ends up irreparably compromised.
After he stabs them in the back for good measure.

I told a Lutheran friend his vote for Trump would have to be answered for when he stands in judgment. He asked me why I thought that, and I basically told him he voted for the literal antithesis of his faith in human form. He'd have to explain that when he stood in judgment. His response was less than charitable.


The truth hurts.
 
2020-10-24 7:05:55 AM  

Gestalt: I've tried explaining to Evangelicals the concept of stewardship and the Parable of the Talents when it comes to environmentalism, and leaving a better lot for the next generation. And in response I've gotten an answer to the effect of, "Well that's not important, because this is temporary, and the next world is what's real."

Which baffles the everloving fark out of me why they also consider themselves single issue voters when it comes to abortion. I thought this world didn't matter?


The pastor at the church I grew up in had a scathing easter sermon about exactly this sort of thing/against this sort of nihilistic christianity. Further, we were always exhorted to do good because it was good, not for "magic jesus brownie points". (I don't think Hell ever even came up in any of the sermons I can recall.)

... Then again, my experience with Christianity is VERY atypical, because I grew up in a United Church of Christ church, which is--

Well, let me put it this way: The UCC was responsible for getting same-sex marriage legalized in NC (my home state) prior to Obgerfell, because they sued over the state constitution's same-sex marriage ban, stating that it violated their freedom of religion (to perform same-sex marriages), and won.

Various member churches of the UCC were arguing that homosexuality was not only not sinful, but arguing that it was a natural extension of human love, since the 60's, and that wasn't even a popular SECULAR opinion at the time.

Also one of the pastors at the church I grew up in got arrested for participating in a silent protest at the Moral Monday protests against the insane shiat the tea party started pulling/harming vulnerable communities once they swept into power in NC in 2010.

My own faith has wandered a lot (I'm not sure how to classify what I believe now), but I'm pretty damn proud of the church I grew up in.
 
2020-10-24 7:20:39 AM  

HempHead: TLDR:  power corrupts.


Don't blame power for that PoS.
 
2020-10-24 10:02:55 AM  

Gestalt: I've tried explaining to Evangelicals the concept of stewardship and the Parable of the Talents when it comes to environmentalism, and leaving a better lot for the next generation. And in response I've gotten an answer to the effect of, "Well that's not important, because this is temporary, and the next world is what's real."

Which baffles the everloving fark out of me why they also consider themselves single issue voters when it comes to abortion. I thought this world didn't matter?


Being pro life makes them feel righteousness without having to actually be righteous. It lets them justify being horrible on so many other levels because, "at least I'm pro life."

It's the same way PETA members feel about animal cruelty. They want to feel like they are doing something without actually doing something worthwhile. They don't actually care about animals, they just want to feel righteous.
 
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