Trump and the Christian Right Messiah Complex

It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that a religion that is grounded in an act of martyrdom should be constantly looking for more saviors and messiahs to come along. And it’s become clear that a large portion of the Christian right sees Trump as a new messiah. Leigh Valentine, table for far too many:

Valentine said that Trump “was taught the word of God” during his years attending church in New York and learned that “the power of God’s word does create life, it does create prosperity, it does create greatness and favor.”

“Let me tell you, whether you believe it or not, [Trump] is speaking words of life over our country and over this nation,” she said, “and every word he speaks, I see the hand of God upon it.”

“He is a very, very smart man and he knows what he is doing,” Valentine insisted. “He knows the art of the deal and a lot of this is God’s deal, let me tell you.”

It’s truly mind-boggling to me that there are people out there who can believe such drivel, but the truth is that there are millions and millions of them. Their ability to think rationally is confined to the smallest and most inconsequential things in life. When it comes to the big things, they are so divorced from reality that they might as well live on another planet.

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