The Monstrous Regiment of John Knox

by Lorette C. Luzajic Part 25 of Pillars of Faith This Great Apostle of Murder John Knox was a pivotal leader of the Reformation. The vastly important changes he made in liturgy and worship included abandoning the idolatrous tradition of kneeling during the Eucharist. He was also concerned with such substantial issues as what type of garments the clergy should wear. Knox was a priest who became a Protestant around 1545. He is praised for standing tall for religious freedom. But as today, … [Read more...]

Jerry Falwell’s Legacy of Hate

by Lorette C. Luzajic Part 24 of Pillars of Faith To the Back of the Bus, Please Great men of God like Jerry Falwell notoriously blame floods and fires on the Lord’s wrath over women who want to work. It seems God doesn’t have time to punish big sins like slavery, pollution, greed, genocide, war, racism, violence, or child brothels when homos are brainwashing our kids with cartoons like Spongebob and the Teletubbies.Falwell, cofounder of the Moral Majority, says the call for Christian con … [Read more...]

Texe Marrs Hunts Jews and other Devils

by Lorette C. Luzajic Part 23 of Pillars of FaithEveryone loves a good conspiracy theory, and the Freemasons have provided fodder for countless blockbusters.“Christian” writer Texe Marrs is sleazy showbiz. Does he believe his own hype? In his world, a demon lurks around every corner, a dangerous throwback to the kind of medieval thinking that fueled the Burning Times and Puritan society. The kind of thinking that fuels the ruthless domination of women in the fundamentalist Islamic world, wh … [Read more...]

No Sympathy for the Devil: Jonathan Edwards’ Fire and Brimstone

by Lorette C. Luzajic Part 22 of Pillars of Faith The Devil in You In American Fascists, Chris Hedges refers to the Puritan roots of modern American theocracy. He points out that they came to abolish the devil, sanctioned by God to slaughter the native inhabitants.Chris is not an atheist, so I hoped Dad would warm to his book about the dark side of Christianity. Sigh. Instead of acknowledging the superstitious mindset of Puritan life, he scrawled angrily in the margin, “NO DOCUMENTATION. J … [Read more...]

Rod Parsley Promises Deliverance From the Stench of Poverty

by Lorette C. Luzajic Part 21 of Pillars of Faith The Demons are at it Again Ohio’s Rod Parsley is another megachurch megaphone living the lifestyle of the rich and shameless. With a private jet and millionaire’s estate, he’s clearly not starving. But Rod’s never been shy about saying, literally, “show me the money,” and he’s not shy now about asking for more. Recently Rod announced a Satanic attack on his ministry — the poor haven’t been giving as much as he wants. In addition, he already gave a … [Read more...]