Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series of sixteen novels represents everything that is most deranged about American religion. To understand why Trump became president -- with 81 percent of the white evangelical vote -- you have to understand the importance of these novels and all they represent.Trump didn’t just fall from the sky to become the nominee. White evangelicals made him president. And they have a lot in common with Trump. It's no accident he wound up as the "G … [Read more...]
Trump and the ‘Left Behind’ Evangelicals: How They Were Prepared To Vote for a Fool and (Maybe) Destroy the World
(Photo, YouTube)Eighty-one percent of white evangelicals voted for chaos. That chaos isn't going to be the result of evil intent but something far worse: incompetence and ignorance married to self-blinding ego on a dizzying scale never before seen at a presidential level.White American evangelicals gave up on Jesus coming back to set all to right… to burn gays forever, put black and brown people in their place, to melt Muslims where they stand, to lift good white people to Heaven in the “ … [Read more...]
As we Head into the November Elections, the Ebola Outbreak is a Godsend for Republicans, Evangelicals, Racists and the Tea Party
Let’s be honest as we head into the November elections to Christian Republicans in the grip of the "End Times", the Ebola outbreak is a godsend for Republicans, evangelicals, racists and the Tea Party.From the Obama-hating apocalypse-loving, “End Times”-desiring rights’ point of view what could be finer by way of confirming all their xenophobic victimology than a global pandemic carried by black people? And this “plague” arrived when an African-not-bor … [Read more...]
As I explain in my book And God Said, "Billy!", exclusionary religion -- in other words all religions that identify people as “saved” or “lost,” or of the right tribe or race, or that demand the holding of correct doctrinal beliefs -- is a killer. Religious faith needs to be put back in the category of personal subjective experience where it belongs. Religion that claims to be "The Truth" (a la Billy Graham delusional evangelical-type thinking) is an exercise in exclusion, in dividing the human … [Read more...]
Just How Stupid and Dangerous are Billy Graham, the Tea Party/Evangelicals and the Political Leaders Like Benjamin Netanyahu Playing the “End Times” Game?
Once in a while I read something that is so blindingly dumb I assume its a parody. But when you dip into the evangelical world of paranoia and end time fantasy that Billy Graham and most evangelicals live in, even the Onion couldn't outdo the reality of what the broken brains of the religiously deluded churn out. Do they believe this crap?I don't know because it's so mixed up with fundraising. I hope its just a scam. If this many people are really this stupid we're in serious … [Read more...]