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Seems Roy Moore Doesn’t Trust God After All

Remember when that shining example of Christian perversion, Republican candidate Roy Moore, claimed the day before the Alabama election:

It’s God’s will, whatever happens… whatever He does will be the right thing to do.

Yeah, well… not so much. Moore and his campaign have filed suit to challenge the results of the election claiming, what else, “potential election fraud”. 

Quite simply: When the “Christian” Right wins, it’s “God’s will”; when they lose, there must be some other, any other reason, than God’s hand. But if ANYONE can recognize a phony Christian…

Just sayin’…

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Dear Franklin Graham

To Franklin Graham, failed Christian:

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Donald Trump is an ignorant, adulterous, conniving, arrogant, unapologetic, racist, bigoted, self-important, despicable human being. He is EVERYTHING God decried.

YOU SIR, SHIT ON EVERY BASIC TENET OF CHRISTIANITY WHEN YOU IMPLY GOD HAD A HAND IN ELECTING THIS SOCIOPATH.

MAY YOU BURN IN HELL ALONG WITH TRUMP.

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How the Trump Saved Christmas, Or Not

cyscv8puoaeepfsCNN’s Trump-Paid-Shill, Corey Lewandowski, has announced that finally, THANK GOD, everyone can say Merry Christmas again because Donald Trump is President!  No more burning Christians at the stake… sorry, that was witches; no more waterboarding… nope, that’s terrorists… well, I can’t recall exactly what the punishment was for saying Merry Christmas… but it won’t happen anymore, thanks to Donald Trump.

You no longer need to worry about respecting your friends, neighbors, or relatives that celebrate Hanukkah, Mawlid un Nabi, Kwanzaa, or Winter Solstice, because we FINALLY have a President that says, “Enough of that co-exist bullshit!” Our thrice-married, serial-adultering, little-cracker-eating, religious-pandering, devoutly-phony-Christian-President Elect is putting the Christmas back in Christmas… for you, anyway. Trump himself prefers Holiday cards,

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Holiday Poker Chips

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and Holiday Twitter greetings

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Is Trump just pandering to the poor, oppressed, phony-Christian right wing? I mean, let’s be honest, he doesn’t really need them anymore. Or is he helping his personal media/marketing company, Fox “News”; they love that “War on Christmas” story line. Especially Bill O’Reilly-

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He’s made it an annual “thing”. Bubba’s sitting there pumping his fist, yelling “Yeah, that’s right, Christmas Goddamn it!” Then the channel goes to break across the country:

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Crickets. Next up, Fox folks share photos from the company Christmas Holiday party:

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The ladies attending the party found great stuff to wear in Fox Magazine’s article on Christmas Holiday dresses:

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AND News Corpse, bless their hearts, found some great Fox swag for those die-hard O’Reilly fans:

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That’s right, it’s the O’Reilly Factor Christmas Holiday Ornament! (Update: “The Fox Shop managers have edited their store and changed Holiday to Christmas.”)

Fox has LOTS of advice for the holidays (by which I assume they mean Christmas):

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Holiday Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers

Top 10 holiday gifts for moms

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

30 Homemade Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

You get the drift. Fox wouldn’t be Fox without something to be outraged about, phony or not. While we’re on the “War on Christmas” bullshit train, maybe O’Reilly or some other big-time Right Wing Christmas Crusader could tell me if guns and shameless self-promotion fall under “the reason for the season”:

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Another thing I’ve long wondered about, from prayer in school, to saying Happy Holidays: Is Christian faith so untenable that their children not praying in school, or being respectful of others’ religious holidays can destroy it? A TRUE Christian finally answers that question for me:

Christians neither need a holiday to celebrate the birth of their Savior (we live daily in celebration of Him, don’t we?) nor are they forbidden to celebrate, to have fun and to give gifts, just because.

Just as I thought.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

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Michele Bachmann, You’re an Idiot

Michele Bachmann, the woman God pranked by telling her to run for President, sees the hand of God in Donald Trump’s election. Right Wing Watch reports:

lunatic-bachmann Bachmann said that during and prior to the election, prayer warriors were spread all across the country and tasked with offering up “very specific” prayers “for specific states, for specific counties, for specific percentages in cities that we needed to have” and God delivered.

“We saw the Lord answer so specifically that only the hand of God could do that,” she said. “Let’s pray and join and ask the Lord that godly believers would be put in these key sensitive positions. People that the Lord will use for blessing for the United States and for the world. This was the number one story of 2016: God answering the prayers of his people.”

Think about that: “God’s hand” was “punishing us” when he put a true Christian in the White House, not once, BUT TWICE, who saved the economy, got people back to work, used diplomacy before weapons, and governed FOR ALL of the American people. Then when IDIOTS elect a serial adulterer/sexual predator/racist/bigot/misogynist/fraud/tax cheat/small-handed-whiny-boy, who calls the sacrament “his little cracker”, THAT’S God answering their prayers.

You’re an IDIOT, Bachmann. It is you and your fellow Phony-Christian/Right-Wing-Nut-Job pals that are driving people away from organized religion. You wouldn’t recognize the hand of God if he punched you in the face with it.

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Nominee Trump Proves Conservatives Really Have No “Values”

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Right Wing Hypocrites Rally Around Trump

Liberals, Progressives, and Independents have always known that Conservatives’ constant yammering about their “values” was so much hot air. The 2016 primaries for their Party’s Presidential nominee has now removed all doubt for anyone with an IQ over two digits. The staunch “God and Country” set has chosen to throw both under the bus to support a racist, bigoted, bloviating ignoramus for the leader of the free world. For example:

Phyllis Schlaflyschlafly hypo, the Right Wing’s so-called “leader of the pro-family movement” has endorsed thrice married, serial adulterer Donald Trump for President, and by extension, his soft porn posing wife for First Lady. How did Trump win her over; why his promise to get rid of Mexicans and Muslims, of course.

Lindsey Grahamgraham hypo once said the choice between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump was, “…like being shot or poisoned, what does it really matter?” He even exhibited a nano-second of backbone when he declared on May 6th that he wouldn’t vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump. By May 23rd however, he was falling in line, calling on party donors to support Trump.

perryhypoRick Perry, Mr. Prayer Rally, once referred to Donald Trump as a “cancer on conservatism“, and lamented that Trump was: “A man too arrogant, too self-absorbed, to seek God’s forgiveness.” When Perry dropped out of the 2016 race he said of Trump: “The conservative movement has always been about principles… Our nominee should embody those principles.”

But, oh how quickly those “principles” are jettisoned when the words “Vice President” are dangled in front of you. Perry told CNN’s Dana Bash:

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ryanhypoThen there’s Paul Ryan, perhaps the biggest political hypocrite of them all. Ryan has been beating around the endorsement bush for months. In response to Trump’s failure to denounce David Duke’s endorsement in March, Ryan said:
 
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Go ahead, laugh; I’ll wait. Trump of course, responded ever-so-Presidentially by threatening Ryan:
 

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At the beginning of May, Ryan claimed he was “just not ready” to support Trump the nominee. That led to Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus setting up a meeting to convince them to make nice with each other. It worked, and in typical Conservative fashion, Ryan flushed what few principles he had down the Trump toilet. In an op-ed for Wisconsin’s Janesville Gazette, Ryan endorsed Trump:
 
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Many so-called “Religious Leaders” are backing Trump as well:
 
jeffresshypoDallas mega-church Pastor Robert Jeffress, who once declaredevery true, born-again follower of Christ ought to embrace a Christian over a non-Christian”, now says in support of Trump:
 
Every Christian has the right to his own opinion about a presidential candidate, but no Christian has the right to impose his preference as a litmus test for someone else’s Christianity or spirituality.”
 
Damn right. That litmus test is reserved for Gays, Muslims, Women, Immigrants, and Black Presidents.
 
lanehypoDavid Lane, leader of  American Renewal, supports Trump. In a possible attempt to out-crazy his fellow hypocrites, Lane suggests thrice married, serial adulterer Newt Gingrich, join his thrice married serial adulterer Presidential pick Donald Trump on the ticket. Of course, Gingrich would jump at the chance to be relevant again; but I’m sure he’s carefully considering the idea.
 
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 By the way, Lane also believes:
 
“… Donald Trump can be one of the  top four presidents in American history.”
 
Here’s a look at some other “Christian” Conservatives throwing their religion under the bus in pursuit of political power:
 
Jeremiah Johnsonjohnsonquote, of Behold the Man Ministries prophesied that Trump shall be God’s “trumpet to the American people.” (Christian Post, August 2015)
 

Franklin Grahamgraham: “He’s shaking up the Republican Party and the political process overall. And it needs shaking up.”

 
Jerry Falwell, Jr.junior called Trump “one of the greatest visionaries of our time.”
 
 David Brodybrody: “… If establishment GOP leaders want to blame anyone for Trump’s rise, they should start with a good look in the mirror… they took evangelical voters for granted. They felt confident that evangelicals would blindly vote for a traditional-values candidate.”

Christian voters won’t be bullied into voting for Christian candidates, so take that Jesus!

Let’s be honest here, Christian Conservatives have been offered a smorgasbord of Evangelical candidates in past elections: Bachmann, Santorum, Huckabee to name a few, but they don’t vote for them. Truth is, Christianity and “values” are not nearly as important to Conservatives as political power and the desire to shove their unwanted policies down Americans’ throats.

Choosing Donald Trump as their nominee proves they have no values at all.

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RW Phony Christians React To PP Shooting

As All Things Democrat’s Doug Marquardt wrote yesterday,Planned Parenthood Terrorist Was A Conservative, Anti-Abortion Nut – End Of Story. If only the crazy stopped there; but the Right Wing reaction on Twitter shows how many unstable, uninformed, willfully ignorant people align themselves with Conservatism. Here are a few “Christian” tweets, mixed with a little irony:

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In case you can’t read it, this guy’s avatar says: “Love Thy Neighbor. Period.”

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This avatar is a Black person in front of a rebel flag.

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There’s the “Black people get all the abortions” myth again, but I’ll come to that later.

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The insanity raged at the usual RW Crazy hot spots like Breitbart, among others; but “Lifesite” had some of the most interesting/callous comments:

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Yes, PP has just been hoping and praying for a shooter so they could get sympathy. Idiot. How ironic that a RW’er, who’s political party’s entire philosophy is predicated on dishonesty, would utter the phrase: “Tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.” It is precisely the lies told by the right, and Carly Fiorins in particular, that led to this shooting.

James O’Keefe wannabe, David Daleiden, the person responsible for the bogus Planned Parenthood video, had to admit on CNN that an image purportedly showing an aborted baby was actually a miscarriage. As If You Only News wrote:

Daleiden knowingly used a mother’s personal pictures of her miscarried son, which he stole from her by using them without permission, to misrepresent an aborted late-term, living fetus being prepared to have its organs harvested. Then, when pressed on it he excused his lying and theft by generally saying “Well it sorta looks like what an abortion could be.”

Well, as long as it “sorta looks like” what something “could be”, I’m sold; how about you? Now to the ridiculous and bogus “Black Babies” statements. Here are some FACTS to know, via NPR:

[Margaret] Sanger’s birth control movement did have support in black neighborhoods, beginning in the ’20s when there were leagues in Harlem started by African-Americans. Sanger also worked closely with NAACP founder W.E.B. DuBois on a “Negro Project,” which she viewed as a way to get safe contraception to African-Americans.

In 2014, the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research center, surveyed all known abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood clinics, in the U.S. (nearly 2,000) and found that 60 percent are in majority-white neighborhoods.

Margaret Sanger certainly had some questionable views, and in some ways was a detestable human being; but her opinions like many others’, were borne of the ignorance of the times. That’s not an excuse, it’s a fact. One thing she was right about:

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“No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.”

 

That is true regardless of race, nationality, or ethnicity. Now here’s a tidbit you won’t hear RW’ers echoing; Charisma News reports (as many might have guessed): 70 Percent of Women Who Have Had Abortions Call Themselves Christians. They write:

Fear of gossip and judgmental reactions routinely prevents churchgoing women who are considering an abortion from first seeking the counsel of pastors or others in their church, according to a new survey by an evangelical polling group.

The survey was conducted by LifeWay Research, associated with the Southern Baptist Convention, and sponsored by the Care Net network of anti-abortion pregnancy centers.

The survey found that seven in 10 women who had an abortion identified themselves as Christian. Breaking that down, Catholic women represented 27 percent; Protestant, 26 percent; and nondenominational, 15 percent. Among Protestants, the top three denominations represented among women who had abortions were Baptist (33 percent), Episcopal (6 percent), Church of Christ (4 percent).

It’s hardly a surprise that religious doctrines of “submit to your husband“, coupled with the determination of conservatives to provide no, or incorrect sex education, is a recipe for disaster. Maybe if religion practiced a little more “Judge not lest ye be judged”, and a little less “Let’s stone her”, we would have far fewer abortions. 

One final point for sex ignorant RW’ers:

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The Pope’s Not Seeking Your Approval

My God people, how silly is this Pope thing going to get? The Right’s mad because of his statements on climate change and economic inequality. The Left’s mad because he hasn’t embraced gay marriage. News Flash folks: The Pope isn’t seeking, isn’t worried about, won’t lose sleep over, and doesn’t need, your approval.

Pope FrancisPope Francis is the Grand Poobah of the Catholic Faith here on earth, one of the oldest and strictest of religions. His job is to persuade Catholics to follow the teachings of the church, not convince the church to conform to society.

Did anyone actually think he was going to chuck several thousand years of doctrine out the window and say “What were we thinking, this gay marriage thing isn’t so bad.”, or “I see your point; I’ll tell the Vatican abortion’s a go.”

This is the definition of religion, courtesy of Merriam-Webster (my emphasis):

religion: the belief in a god or in a group of gods

: an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods

: an interest, a belief, or an activity that is very important to a person or group

The basis of organized religion has always been the control and order of society through a very narrowly defined moral code. We can argue about the validity of religion, its motives, its archaic beliefs, and a host of other things; we would be wasting our breath. Religion is not required to bend. It is what it is, as they say.

Many on the left were either outraged or saddened that the Pope spoke with infamous Ky. County Clerk, Kim Davis. Marianne Duddy-Burke, the leader of Dignity USA, a Catholic LGBT group told NPR:

… the meeting sends “a message that is very exclusionary to people who have been faithful to the church despite a lot of oppression.”

… before news of the Davis meeting surfaced, “there was a real sense of joy in the church, and inclusion, and I think many LGBT Catholics were pretty moved.”

…then as the details came out, you know, there was just a huge sense of betrayal and outrage. One person wanted to have a big bonfire and burn pope memorabilia, you know — just a real sense that this pope, on whom so many people had pinned so much hope, would do something like this was seen as a real slap in the face.”

The last paragraph could just as easily have been written by straight Catholics in response to the Pope’s statements on gay civil unions. Yes, the Pope met with Kim Davis, who cares?  It seems Davis’ handlers made more of the story than there was, anyway; turns out he met with a gay couple as well, as The New York Times reports:

…the Vatican said that Francis gave only one “real audience”: to someone later identified as one of his former students, Yayo Grassi, a gay man in Washington who says he brought his partner of 19 years to the Vatican’s embassy in Washington for a reunion.

My guess is, if the Pope spoke at any length to Mrs. Davis, it probably went something like: “Seriously, Kim? Married four times, yet playing holier than thou with the gays? I think you’ve got some Hail Marying to do…”

Then there’s an American Prospect piece titled “The Pope’s Blind Spot: When Income Inequality and Abortion Intersect” in which, author Atima Omara writes:

I believe that Pope Francis is sincere in wanting to fight economic disparities. But his message is woefully incomplete. For women and girls around the world, health, justice, and economic freedom require access to affordable, safe, and effective reproductive health care. To divide these issues is to ignore the realities of our lives and daily survival.

Ms. Omara is the one ignoring reality. The Catholic Church knows the many causes of poverty throughout the world, their missions deal with it every day; but again, the Church’s role is not to adjust to society.

religion-and-politicsPeople think that because their arguments are sound and logical, church leaders should reconsider their positions. But religion is not about logic; it is about faith, and the belief that God is the one and final authority. You may not understand it, or believe in it, but they do.

This is precisely why Church and State are separate: We never want to get to the point where our rights hinge on the approval of any religion. Be appreciative of the fact that for once, a Pope sees the world as it is, and people as they are. He might change nothing in church doctrine, but he is already changing peoples’ hearts… and that’s HUGE.

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Pastor Steven Anderson’s Phony Christianity

Pastor Steven Anderson is a good example of why folks are leaving Christianity. As the Pew Research Center reports:

map pew studyThe Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing…

Moreover, these changes are taking place across the religious landscape, affecting all regions of the country and many demographic groups.

The Right’s Phony Christians lay blame for all of society’s ills on folks turning away from the Bible. But it has nothing to do with turning away from the Bible, or my personal favorite: “Removing prayer from schools”. What’s causing people to leave Christianity is the abundance of fringe “religious” mouthpieces who have taken center stage in recent years, folks like  “Pastor” Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona:

steven andersonMr. Anderson is a prime example of the hateful, vile, despicable people who have come to represent the Far Right’s version of “Christianity”.

This “Pastor” has made statements like:

“…if you executed the homos, like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant…”

Of Bruce Jenner: “I have no love for this Bruce freak. I hope he dies today, I hope he dies and goes to Hell…”

nunOf President Obama: “I hope that God strikes Barack Obama with brain cancer so he can die like Ted Kennedy and I hope it happens today.”

Has called Holocaust survivors “paid liars”.

Of women who attend his “church”: “… “let the woman learn in silence with all subjection… when I’m preaching, women should not express their opinion, even if it’s a positive opinion, even if she agrees with me.”

“Pastor” Steven Anderson is just one of a group of pseudo-religious folks such as Robertson, Graham, Fischer, Barton, Rios, and Perkins among others, whose vile rhetoric has been documented by Right Wing Watch.

The fact is, Christianity will continue to see its numbers decline when the only “Christians” in the news are those who have failed miserably at it.

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They Said What? Latest RW Idiocy

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Sometimes there’s such a smorgasbord of RW idiocy out there, the posts can’t come fast enough; for those times, pulling a quote or two from the drivel can say it all.

 

Idiot Supreme Alex Jones:

Palin“Palin says she’s very interested in a 2016 campaign. Hey I’ll say it, Palin is a lot better than Jeb Bush or Chris Christie, she’s the real deal… the “winning ticket is Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin or Rand Paul, Sarah Palin.”

The ONLY thing the Wasilla Hillbilly is “very interested in” is keeping the rubes donating to her PAC so she can maintain her Clampetts meet Beverly Hills lifestyle. While her PAC donated a paltry 5.5% of $3.6 million to actual candidates, they spent $10,885 buying her books, and most of the rest on lavish travel and speech writers.

This comes to us from Media Matters:

Fox Hosts Promote Scott Walker As The “Sexy” Republican 2016 Hopeful

I think pictures speak for themselves:

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Yeah, I’m just not seein’ it. A President should at least look like he’s passed the puberty stage. I guess he might be sexy if you’re into that dufus look.

From Crooks & Liars:

terrorist laughingNewly elected GOP Sen. Thomas Croci of Islip introduced legislation this week to create the “New York State Terrorist Registry” to track evildoers who have taken up residence in the Empire State. The registry, which would be accessible to the public on the Web, would be modeled after the one now used to track registered sex offenders living in New York and would require the terrorists.

“It will discourage terrorists worldwide from entering New York, require those already in New York to register and be monitored,” Croci told the Daily News. “Most importantly, it will provide our law enforcement with an important new tool, to immediately arrest a terrorist who has not registered and submitted to monitoring once their presence in New York State is discovered.”

Some Tennessee Religious RW idiocy courtesy of Squatlo Rant:

holy-wordsState Rep. Jerry Sexton’s first official proposal at the Legislative Plaza was a motion to consider naming an official state book for the Volunteer State, and you’ll never guess which book he’d like his colleagues to consider: The Holy Bible.

Undeterred by the failure of similar proposals in both Mississippi and Louisiana, Sexton has filed a motion to debate making the Bible Tennessee’s official state book. We already have a state tree, flower, fruit, song, and dance… hell, we’ve even got a state salamander. Surely we need ourselves an official state book, right?

And as Squatlo reports, not to be outdone:

WTF?Rep. James Van Huss (R-Jonesboro) has filed a motion to have new language inserted into Tennessee’s State Constitution, language that will make it clear who’s running the show. Here’s the phrase he wants the legislature to add to the constitution:

“We recognize that our liberties do not come from governments, but from Almighty God, our Creator and Savior.”

There you go! See how easy it is to make sure everyone knows you’re a fine, upstanding Christian taking care of the state’s business in Nashville? So what if some other panderin’ fool beat you to the low hanging fruit by going on the record with the Holy Bible as the state’s official book? There’s still plenty of fruit dangling around if you know how to reach it!

Speaking of God and politics, one of Rick Perry’s “financiers” recently told the Daily Mail:

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‘He and his wife believe they are touched by God, and that this is his time,’ the donor said. ‘It’s like – they can’t lose – that’s the sense of it.’

Rick Perry’s been touched by something alright, but I’m pretty sure it’s not the hand of God.
Think Progress had this:
rocksDuring a House Education and Workforce Committee proceeding on Wednesday to reauthorize the nation’s elementary and secondary education law, Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) said, “Socrates trained Plato in on a rock and then Plato trained in Aristotle roughly speaking on a rock. So, huge funding is not necessary to achieve the greatest minds and the greatest intellects in history.”
FYI: Virginia got a grade of C+ on the Education Week 2015: State Report Cards Map.

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Satanic Symbol in School Bus Tail lights

Move over Thomas the Train, Here Comes Satan the School Bus.

Sooo, this was on the local news in my ass-backwards state of Tennessee recently, courtesy of Fox:

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) –

Satanic-school-busAt least one Mid-South parent is concerned about what she says is a satanic symbol on a school bus.

Robyn Wilkins snapped a photo when she noticed the shape of an upside down, five-pointed star outlined in the brake lights of a school bus that was stopped in Cordova.

“Anyone who fears a God, if not God and Jesus Christ, should be outraged,” Wilkins said.

She says Christians should be outraged that a symbol that looks like a pentagram would be allowed in the design of a vehicle used to transport children to public schools.

“If you can’t put a cross on there, you cannot put a pentagram on it,” Wilkins said.

So five pointed stars are the work of the devil?… OH MY GOD! That means our American flag was created by Betsy Satan Ross!

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Was it actually Satan who fathered the baby Jesus? Are Clergy in cahoots with him?

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Satan is said to be everywhere, but he seems to have a particular thing for automobiles. Here he’s advertising the occult with the letters OC:

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Here he’s saying “This way to Satan Land.”

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Sometimes he polks his head out of the trunk to see what’s going on:

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And like most of us, Satan can’t draw a pentagram to save his life when he’s drunk:

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Honestly people, it is downright pathetic when someone like ME has to school “believers” in religious symbolism. Let’s start with the five pointed star, courtesy of Religion Facts:

What is the meaning of the 5-point star in Christianity?fivpstar

Like the four-pointed star, the five-pointed star symbol in Christianity is also known as the Star of Bethlehem and represents Jesus’ birth and incarnation. Also known as the Epiphany Star, it is used especially for church decoration during the Advent and Christmas seasons.

 

pentagramThe Pentagram on the other hand, according to Pagan’s Path, is (my emphasis):

A five pointed star, encased by an outer circle. Adopted by the first pagan practioners, it is always seen with it’s apex pointing upward toward the Divine.

Early Christians attributed the pentagram to the Five Wounds of Christ and from then until medieval times, it was a lesser-used Christian symbol. Prior to the time of the Inquisition, there were no ‘evil’ associations to the pentagram.

baphomet_in_curves_by_yukito85-d4qlcmtNow for that Satanic pentagram:

The inverted pentacle with a goat’s head is called the Sigil (or Sigl) of Baphomet. Notice a couple of things there? Inverted and Goat’s Head; I didn’t see a goat’s head in the satanic bus taillights, did you? According to Christian Restoration, this is the sign “used by satanists and considered a demonic deity symbolic of the devil.”

Llewellyn offers a little rationality for us:

The truth is that a graphic symbol, such as a pentagram, is nothing more than lines. It’s what we put into it that matters. If you adopt it to represent evil, then for you—and for those who agree with you—it’s evil. If you think it’s positive and put positive values into a symbol, then it’s positive.

They point to the Congressional Medal of Honor as one example:

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So Lady please, next time the vehicle in front of you starts looking demonic, hit the gas and aim the car at a psychiatrist’s office. In the meantime, let’s stop being stupid about trivial nonsense and worry about more important stuff, like that satanic elephant thing.

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cross-posted at All Things Democrat

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