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(Patheos)   Trumpism is now a religion and they can worship at the 'Patriot Church'   (friendlyatheist.patheos.com) divider line
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2020-10-27 9:36:41 AM  
False prophet. Real idiot.
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2020-10-27 9:37:50 AM  
It's been a religion ever since he announced he candidacy in 2015
 
2020-10-27 9:38:55 AM  
Too bad the IRS has its hands full auditing Trump because this seems like some sort of violation...
 
2020-10-27 9:41:12 AM  
Prosperity Gospel, Patriot Churches....WWJD?

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2020-10-27 9:43:50 AM  
Tax them all.
 
2020-10-27 9:44:03 AM  
Sorry, but there's money to be had.

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2020-10-27 9:51:10 AM  

gopher321: Sorry, but there's money to be had.

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Years ago I felt I needed to warn people of church and the endless money-pits. But as I grew older and somewhat more bitter and cynical, my attitude has become one of 'You should know better by now, but if you really want to give that preacher money so he can gas up his BMW, while you can only afford to dine on ramen and pork-and-beans, that's all on you'
 
2020-10-27 9:56:29 AM  

Walker: False prophet. Real idiot.
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Matthew 6:5-8 5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
 
2020-10-27 9:59:43 AM  
And you thought the RFRA had no lasting purpose.
 
2020-10-27 9:59:54 AM  
Hiding behind the first amendment to break the first commandment. NOICE!
 
2020-10-27 10:09:05 AM  
Pretty sure, when you translate "Aum Shinrikyo" from Japanese to Russian then to English the result is "Trumpism".
 
2020-10-27 10:09:16 AM  
It's sad that this is becoming obligatory more often.

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2020-10-27 10:09:42 AM  

Walker: False prophet. Real idiot.
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2020-10-27 10:10:05 AM  
"This is a Patriot Church, part of an evolving network of nondenominational start-up congregations that say they want to take the country back for God."

That the crazy people are finding each other isn't that surprising, but the organizing is more concerning.

/ Britain got its own state church somewhat earlier in its imperial arc
 
2020-10-27 10:10:36 AM  

Walker: False prophet. Real idiot.
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2020-10-27 10:10:43 AM  

Evil Mackerel: Walker: False prophet. Real idiot.
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The fact that they don't see the irony in that photo is highly telling of the type of christian Trump is getting to support him.
 
2020-10-27 10:10:54 AM  
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2020-10-27 10:11:15 AM  
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2020-10-27 10:12:17 AM  
Fark needs to be a church!

It's my sincerely held religious belief that it's good to be charitable with distributing jokes and disparaging politicians.

Drew is a Saint.
 
2020-10-27 10:12:34 AM  
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2020-10-27 10:12:41 AM  
A large amount of the evangelical movement co-opted tenets of extreme capitalism into Christianity years ago.  This is but a minor hop to the next thing.
 
2020-10-27 10:13:08 AM  

Carn: Walker: False prophet. Real idiot.
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2020-10-27 10:13:14 AM  
One constant among Christians is that the louder they shout about loving Jesus is directly proportionate to how much they hate   people. Christians are some of the meanest, most toxic people I've had to deal with.
And don't tell me you are a good one, that's akin to saying you're a nice Nazi.
 
2020-10-27 10:13:28 AM  
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2020-10-27 10:13:36 AM  
i hope that many of these evangelicals go down with the orange one.

I want the next generation to reject thier BS so bad....
 
2020-10-27 10:13:40 AM  
Fight back!
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2020-10-27 10:14:19 AM  

Evil Mackerel: Walker: False prophet. Real idiot.
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That is the most insulting picture to Christians I've ever seen.
 
2020-10-27 10:14:26 AM  

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I was waiting for the Bioshock 3. Kudos
 
2020-10-27 10:14:40 AM  
Well, that's not good.
 
2020-10-27 10:14:51 AM  

Evil Mackerel: Walker: False prophet. Real idiot.
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Not even a chance. Trump would be the one egging on Pilate, demanding his summary and cruel execution.
 
2020-10-27 10:15:27 AM  

TuckFrump: It's been a religion ever since he Reagan announced his candidacy in 2015 November 1979


Or really, it's been a religion since the segregationist evangelicals in Southern Virginia lost the fight against forced integration of their schools, and turned to fight the "evil" of abortion (which they had supported, like as a matter of faith, just a few years prior) instead.

IIRC, this was said in the mid-80s, by one of the last "moderate" Republicans (in most cases; though he had some bananas ideas as well):

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2020-10-27 10:15:44 AM  
Hey, you dipped your turd sandwich in my vomit bowl!

Hey, your vomit bowl spilled on my turd sandwich!
 
2020-10-27 10:16:14 AM  
They think this makes their politics more legitimate but it's really just helping drive people away from their religion.
 
2020-10-27 10:16:36 AM  

A Cave Geek: Evil Mackerel: Walker: False prophet. Real idiot.
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That is the most insulting picture to Christians I've ever seen.


Really? That's rather tame, have you met the internet?
 
2020-10-27 10:16:39 AM  
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2020-10-27 10:19:05 AM  
Totally what Jebus was talking about in the bible...

totally.
 
2020-10-27 10:20:08 AM  

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With Trump and his unquenchable ego and thirst for power, that could just as easily be us
 
2020-10-27 10:20:28 AM  

Dr Dreidel: TuckFrump: It's been a religion ever since he Reagan announced his candidacy in 2015 November 1979

Or really, it's been a religion since the segregationist evangelicals in Southern Virginia lost the fight against forced integration of their schools, and turned to fight the "evil" of abortion (which they had supported, like as a matter of faith, just a few years prior) instead.

IIRC, this was said in the mid-80s, by one of the last "moderate" Republicans (in most cases; though he had some bananas ideas as well):

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Tax the FARK out of the arseholes!!!
 
2020-10-27 10:21:01 AM  

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With Trump and his unquenchable ego and thirst for power, that could just as easily be us


I'm implying it already is.
 
2020-10-27 10:21:51 AM  
When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag.
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If being disgusted with something could be scientifically measured this would be on the yotta scale
 
2020-10-27 10:22:22 AM  
"... and I walked along the beach, reviewing the scenes of my life. And for each scene, there were two sets of tracks. One was my feet, and the other were very deeply rutted golf cart tracks veering away, and I knew you had pretended to be with me briefly each time before abandoning me."
 
2020-10-27 10:23:46 AM  
The church of pedophilia
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2020-10-27 10:25:15 AM  
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2020-10-27 10:28:13 AM  
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2020-10-27 10:33:00 AM  
Evil Mackerel:
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Is that Charles Manson as Jesus?
 
2020-10-27 10:34:21 AM  

TuckFrump: Walker: False prophet. Real idiot.
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Matthew 6:5-8 5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.


One thing that I find very interesting about the Sermon on the Mount is that the pattern used here still encourages the pursuit of reward and glory and treasure: Why should you pray in secret? If you do, God will reward you openly. Why shouldn't you store treasure on Earth? Because treasure in heaven is better. Why should you be meek? Because God will give you dominion over the Earth.

Now, you can argue that this is a rhetorical trick to encourage people to act as if they don't care about reward and vindication as a way of getting in and therefore conditioning their behavior, but that's not actually in the text. What it does say is "Don't try to obtain glory and vindication directly, do what I say as a way of obtaining the things that you want, just better."

Reward-seeking is never actually condemned, and is still unapologetically used as the motivation. I think a lot of outsiders miss this, and that it actually goes a long way to explaining Christian behavior.
 
2020-10-27 10:34:41 AM  

phrawgh: It's sad that this is becoming obligatory more often.

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True story: I was raised in the Southern Baptist Church, and I was more than once forced to say, in succession, the pledge to the American flag, the pledge to the Christian flag, and to the Bible itself. I will type out the latter two pledges from memory, not just to save you a google search, but to demonstrate just how deep that brainwashing shiat gets into you. I haven't said or heard either of these in maybe 30 years, but I don't even have to refresh my memory.

Line breaks to indicate the cadence of recitation, which is burned into my brain as surely as the word.

"I pledge allegiance
to the Christian flag
and to the Savior
for whose kingdom it stands,
one brotherhood
uniting all Christians
in service
and in love"

"I pledge allegiance
to the Bible
God's holy word
and will make it a lamp unto my feet
a light unto my path,
and will hide its words in my heart
that I might not sin against God"
 
2020-10-27 10:34:46 AM  
If being a good conservative and good christian means being like donald trump, i don't want anything to do with either.
 
2020-10-27 10:38:50 AM  

Evil Mackerel: Walker: False prophet. Real idiot.
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Just the tip, Donnie.
 
2020-10-27 10:40:59 AM  

lolmao500: The church of pedophilia
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I didn't know Trump knew Obi-Wan Kenobi
 
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