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There is such a thing as Christian Derangement Syndrome

By HatetheSwamp
May 29, 2022 10:35 am
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I've been calling it Christophobia since my earliest days on the old SS Forum. It's a real thing.

Secular progressives have been fearful of Christians who live their faith organically...holistically...building their political beliefs and faith from the same place deep within them.

The linked article is as antichristian and phobic as any as I've read in a looooooooong time. And, it's from the effin AP!, not a common source of wackadoodlism.

Interestingly, just this past week I've received pushback for suggesting that Nancy Pelosi's religious beliefs and her position on abortion should be consistent. Come to find out. Blue MAGA Swampcultists think that if a person is foolish enough to believe in God, religious speculation should submit it political ideology.

Our own Donna is fairly open about the fact that she's convinced that Christians who live their faith in their political commitments hope to create a worldwide theocracy.

You theophobes, specifically Christophobes, seem to quiver increasingly. Funny.

As far as the article is concerned,

Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns


Mastriano opened his remarks by evoking Scripture: “God uses the foolish to confound the wise.” He claimed Pennsylvanians’ freedom would be “snatched away” if his Democratic opponent wins in November, and cast the election in starkly religious terms with another biblical reference: “Let’s choose this day to serve the Lord.”

Mastriano, a state senator and retired Army colonel, has not only made faith central to his personal story but has woven conservative Christian beliefs and symbols into the campaign — becoming the most prominent example this election cycle of what some observers call a surge of Christian nationalism among Republican candidates.

...scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity.

Mastriano “is a unique case where he really does in his speeches highlight this apocalyptic idea” where his supporters and causes are on God’s side, said Andrew Whitehead, sociology professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and co-author of “Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States.”

Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. Christian prayers and symbols featured prominently in and around the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection there.


These are exerpts from article teaming with paranoid, phobic, deranged rants.

I'm amused.

Pennsylvania’s Doug Mastriano won surprisingly big in the GOP primary, despite the fact that several of his opponents ganged up on him in the end, falling in line behind one candidate. Mastriano kicked butt. (pb didn't vote for Mastriano.)

Mastriano is about as populist MAGA as, say, Pocahontas is as a secular Blue MAGA Swampcultist. Fervent, committed, but not over the moon crazy, like Bernie and AOC are on the left.

But, bahahahahahahahahahaha, he's nuthin more than a conservative man who organically connects theology and politics.

Nothing to fear. Unless, of course, you are deranged.

*****

Also, pb will be STUNNED if he wins in November...even in a red wave year.


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  1. by Donna on May 30, 2022 8:52 am
    "Our own Donna is fairly open about the fact that she's convinced that Christians who live their faith in their political commitments hope to create a worldwide theocracy." - Hts

    As usual, you're distorting what I said. I said that some Christians support creating a theocracy in the US, which is true. It's Dominion theology. See link at bottom.

    ***

    From Public Policy Polling

    Q17 (Republicans) Would you support or oppose establishing Christianity as the national religion?

    Support establishing Christianity as the national religion: 57%
    Oppose establishing Christianity as the national religion: 30%
    Not sure: 13%

    ***

    Americans who support establishing Christianity as the national religion aren't necessarily Dominionists, but establishing Christianity or any religion as the national religion would require a Constitutional amendment.
    en.wikipedia.org
    publicpolicypolling.com


  2. by HatetheSwamp on May 30, 2022 9:11 am

    Well, Donna...

    I'm not going to take your point because Mastriano, in the wake of the ridiculous charge of Christian Nationalism, is the sort of believer who is the object of baseless claims of wanting to turn the US into a Christian nation.

    Apparently, you've been ahead of your time...


  3. by Donna on May 30, 2022 9:13 am
    I'm just clarifying what I said because you lied about me. I have no idea about and no interest in what Mastriano said. In fact I had never heard of him.


  4. by HatetheSwamp on May 30, 2022 9:35 am

    What I didn't say in your quote of me: ""Our own Donna is fairly open about the fact that she's convinced that allChristians..."

    I'm not suggesting that you think the white haired ladies at the Lutheran Church on Main St are in a conspiracy to take over the world.

    With that clarification, I stand by my description of what you've posted in the past...Frankie Shaffer and all.


  5. by Donna on May 30, 2022 9:46 am
    There's no question that some Christian do want a theocracy. They're a minority though.


  6. by Donna on May 30, 2022 9:47 am


    Most would be content with changing the Constitution to allow Christianity to be designated as our national religion though.


  7. by HatetheSwamp on May 30, 2022 9:52 am

    Actually, I'd be interested to see some legitimate polling on that issue.

    I doubt it, though.


  8. by Donna on May 30, 2022 9:53 am
    You said

    "Our own Donna is fairly open about the fact that she's convinced that Christians who live their faith in their political commitments hope to create a worldwide theocracy."

    I think probably most people who read that would have assumed by the way you phrased it that I was referring to all Christians. If you wanted to be clear, you could have written "some Christians", but I think your intent was to make be look as bad as possible. Am I right about your intent? Remember, God is watching.


  9. by HatetheSwamp on May 30, 2022 9:57 am

    Honestly, no.

    But, I will own up to being a little self-righteous about who "Christians who live their faith" are, and not defining that universe in the way you would.


  10. by Donna on May 30, 2022 10:08 am
    I'll take your word for that.

    "... and not defining that universe in the way you would."

    What do you mean by that?


  11. by HatetheSwamp on May 30, 2022 11:50 am

    I don't think you would define "Christians who live their faith" in the way I meant it.


  12. by Donna on May 30, 2022 3:54 pm
    Why would you think that?


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