“From my 30th year on I have increasingly regarded the church as an institution which defended such evils as slavery, color caste, and exploiters of labor and war. I Think the greatest gift of the Soviet Union to modern civilization was the dethronement of the clergy, and the refusal to let religion to be taught in the public schools,” W.E.D. DuBois.
DuBois was a 19th century civil and human rights activists. Much of what he feared about religion very much haunts us today. Made up from a huge evangelical fundamentalist movement of perhaps 70 million people. And among them numerous clergy numbering like specs of sand on a beach. Many of the hierarchy within their movement declared themselves to be prophetess and prophets. And they told their congregants, that God had told them that Trump would be a two term President. Who would save Christian America from destruction. And then, following Trump would be the two term presidency of Mike Pence.
Do not believe any one who says God speaks to them in directly. It’s a lie, and a source of great manipulation. That is steeped in spiritual criminology.
All of such ilk know this “Woe to you who plunder, though you have not been plundered; and you who deal treacherously, though they have not dealt treacherously with you! When you cease plundering, you will be plundered, when you make an end of dealing treacherously. They will deal treacherously with you!” (cp. Isaiah 33:1).
It will happen, how that will be determined by Divine Providence. Again believe no one, who declares differently.
“O LORD, be gracious to us, we have waited for You. Be our arm every morning, our salvation also in time of trouble.” (cp. Isaiah 33:2
So when Trump declared that the election had been stolen from him. There was no doubt that in their minds that the theft had occurred. And, they have not changed their minds. To them it doesn’t matter if Trump’s second impeachment trial ends in impeachment or not. Trump will always be there savior!
Frankly, we are seeing the true ideologies of the Republican party through the eyes of Georgia, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green and Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy. And in the Senate the likes of, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham. There political ideologies are focused upon extreme bigotry. With just a few exceptions, they are insufficient in numbers to return the Republican party as viable alternative within a two party system.
This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.
Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.
Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic. Through the various mediums of your choice.
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