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Comment by Robert Karp on June 2, 2011 at 12:46pm
i need to remember this one.
Comment by Great Dane on June 2, 2011 at 1:16pm
Religion... you can have my tolerance but you can never have my respect!
Comment by anti_supernaturalist on June 2, 2011 at 2:24pm

Right wing US xians aim to overthrow secular government

Unfortunately, that amusing comic is quite mistaken. A prototypical alien speaks for many millions of xians and moslems worldwide, including about 20-25% of the US voting age population. Just search on the term, dominionism.

Today's aryan thugs meld seamlessly with their "brothers" in far-right xian strongholds -- an archipelago of xian hatred which I call Ameristan, concentrated but not limited to the US midwest and south.

Mein Kampf (My Struggle 1923) and today’s racist, antisemitic, homophobic dogma trouble not one true-believing fundamentalist. As Hitler makes clear in his jailhouse rant -- he was in prison for a ridiculous, failed attempt to rally german far-right thugs to his call for revolution, the Munich Beer Hall Putsch -- jews must be exterminated because that is a core xian (roman catholic) desideratum.

Hitler admired the RC church immensely as a model of an institution which could wield great secular power for almost two thousand years. The RC church never put Mein Kampf on its list of books the faithful were enjoined not to read.

 

Hitler was no atheist. He was instead a totally faithful son of the church whose so-called gospels blamed the jews for killing an alleged son of god.

Eighty years ago, Europe was more than halfway towards new worldwide slaughter brought about by authoritarian state capitalism -- in a place known as the “Weimar Republic.” With funding by international german industries, the complicity of more moderate right wing parties, and the support of the military, the german national socialist workers party -- aka the nazi party -- slipped Hitler into the chancellorship (1933) without the nazis ever having gained a majority of seats in parliament.

As soon as Hitler assumed authority, the party immediately began to roundup and exterminate communists, socialists, jewish intellectuals in the universities, the mentally ill, those born with disfiguring physical defects, and (lest we forget) atheists.

Take a good look at membership of the US Congress, membership of the Supreme Court, the millions of dollars flowing without any impediment from right-wing industrialists to their political lackeys, the upper reaches of the Air Force who are truly xian airmen . . . and tell me that it couldn’t happen here. Don’t bet your life on it … atheists.

the anti_supernaturalist

Comment by oneinfinity on June 2, 2011 at 3:20pm
@the anti_supernaturalist lolwut? "Unfortunately, that amusing comic is quite mistaken" that amusing comic makes a superbly spot on point, AND everything that you said in your post agrees with that point as made in said amusing comment. That said, everything you said is interesting and, though well known, not quite common knowledge, so it bears repeating. Spread the word!
Comment by Arcus on June 2, 2011 at 3:49pm

It is in all honesty the best variation of the point about religious respect I seem repeatedly and completely unable to get across myself to apologetics.

Comment by Arcus on June 2, 2011 at 4:01pm
To boot: The day religion gets my respect is the day it finally admits it's utter and complete failure in providing humanity with anything of value and decides to retire and be blown out in the sands of history just like the ideology of everything evil that ever came before has, or will come after ever will.
Comment by oneinfinity on June 2, 2011 at 4:09pm
@Arcus huzzah!
Comment by Steve on June 2, 2011 at 6:32pm
Religion has put itself on a pedestal and demands undeserved respect, precisely because it can't stand on its own. It needs to isolate itself from criticism because deep down they know that they can't win a fair contest of ideas
Comment by Kirk Augustine on June 2, 2011 at 10:42pm
I actually respect fundamentalists a little more than those who pick and choose. At least they are being consistent.
Comment by Michael Parker on June 3, 2011 at 8:44am

I disagree rcgami...the cherry pickers are apt to modify their beliefs as over time the social mores change...they do so kicking and screaming, but they eventually do change.  The fundies on the other hand just continue kicking, screaming, and occasionally blowing things up.  The former are therefore inconsistent in their beliefs.

 

That being said, I can't respect either.

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