How to Suck at Your Religion

suck at religionErick Erickson is a great example of how to suck at your religion. If you don’t know who Erickson is, he’s been called one of the “most powerful Conservatives” in America. He does Fox, has a radio show, and is the editor of the conservative site Red State. He had a brief stint on CNN, but with more chins than brains, he wasn’t long for that type of venue; you know, round hole square peg. As Erickson himself put it:

“About the only thing the far right and far left could agree on was that I did not belong at CNN.”

ericksonAnd he’s a “Christian”. In a recent article, The Atlantic referred to him as “deeply informed by his evangelical faith”, but you’d never know it by the vile, despicable things he says. Then again, most on the right are of the religious persuasion that says you’re already forgiven, no need to be a decent human being here on earth.

Erickson once referred to Supreme Court Justice David Souter as a “goat fucking child molester”, and called First Lady Michelle Obama a “Marxist harpy” among other notable statements. Now the Atlantic reports that Erickson has:

… been accepted to the Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, to pursue—part-time, between radio broadcasts—a master’s degree in biblical studies.

Isn’t that a hoot. In a bit of irony, Erickson recently wrote:

“I increasingly find conflict between my faith and some conservative discourse.”

Not his own discourse mind you; this is Erickson’s tweet about the President’s proposal to provide two years of community college to students:

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What kind of “Christian” makes light of one of the most devastating crimes that can happen to a man or woman? In the Atlantic article, Erickson laments that:

…conservatives are in a constant state of hair-on-fire, yelling anger… a toxic mind-set that prevents them from seeing straight.

A “toxic mind set”… you don’t say.

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