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It’s Time to Tell the Truth: Republicans Aren’t ChristiansJune 2, 2013 By Allen Clifton
Republicans don’t get a lot of things, but they really don’t get Christianity – because it’s not what they follow. See, a few decades ago the leaders of the GOP did something very intelligent. History shows one of the easiest ways to manipulate, and control, people is through their religion. You can get people to do horrific things in the name of “their god” by convincing them that their actions are acceptable because they are the true believers, and those they oppose are the “heathens.” You see this with radicals of every faith. These radical leaders take a handful of excerpts from whatever book they follow and manipulate millions into believing whatever they want. Republicans knew two key issues could easily control millions — abortion and homosexuality. Once they identified their two key manipulation points, all they needed to do was tie in whatever political ideology they wanted with these two religious-based beliefs and they could create a political party that was worshipped more like a faith than a political idea. And that’s exactly what they did. I always encourage people to stop saying Republicans represent Christianity, and call them out on what they really worship. I call it “Republicanity” and I consider it a cult. It’s a perversion of Christianity mixed with a political set of man-made beliefs. These people view their devotion to the GOP on the same level they do their belief in God. To them, the Republican party is the party of “real Christians.” They don’t need facts or reality to support their political beliefs, they have “faith.” Except, your political beliefs are supposed to be based on facts — not faith. I’m a Christian, and these people damn sure don’t represent my faith. What they follow is some mix of Ayn Rand economic ideologies and a couple of select passages from the Bible. Which I always find hilarious considering Ayn Rand thought religious people were stupid and insane. So people like Paul Ryan, who built his economic ideology on her teachings while claiming to be a devout “Christian,” just show their ignorance by claiming to believe in both. How exactly can someone build an economic platform based on a woman who completely contradicted Christianity, while claiming to be a follower of Christianity? It makes absolutely no damn sense. See, the whole point of being a Christian means you follow the teachings of Christ. I’ve actually seen many of these “Christians” try and say Jesus would support cuts to welfare and side with the top-down economic policies of the Republican party. As I’ve said before, whether you believe in Jesus Christ or not is not the issue, what he symbolized and his story aren’t really debatable. He spent his life helping the poor, sick and needy. He never once spoke about homosexuality or abortion. He embraced those from the lowest rungs of society by saying that those for whom much had been given, much is expected. He taught love, hope, compassion and forgiveness. He warned against those who would manipulate the word of God for their own selfish ambitions. He opposed greed and encouraged giving. You know, the exact oppose of what Republicans stand for. But that doesn’t matter to these people because they oppose abortion and homosexuality — again, two things Jesus never spoke of. And honestly, can you name one other “Christian” value Republicans claim to value? Because I hate to break it to them, but guns weren’t invented by Jesus. Saying you have a “God-given right to bear arms” is just ignorant. God didn’t grant anyone the right to bear arms, a bunch of slave owning rich white men did in the late-1700′s. Many of which weren’t even Christians. So please, stop calling Republicans “Christians” — they’re not. I can’t count the times I’ve heard people say they don’t consider themselves Christians any longer because of the ignorance of the Republican party. Millions have abandoned Christianity because these people have hijacked a faith to distort it for their own political gains. It’s time real Christians take back their faith from these people who’ve turned so many sour on Christianity. It’s time they rise up against these ignorant fake Christians and call them out directly on the truth. They don’t follow Christianity. They follow Republicanity. They worship Reagan, guns and greed — not Jesus Christ.
Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/its-time-to-tell-the-truth-republicans-arent-christians/
WATCH: SOUTHERN MAN BRILLIANTLY SCHOOLS AMERICA ON RACISM AND WHITE PRIVILEGE (VIDEO)
re’s something that you don’t see every day, but we should. This video is from YouTube user “W Honky.” The person in the video is unknown and not identified in the video other than the W.Honky” moniker.
But the content is fantastic. This man simply and clearly breaks down the existence and causes behind racism and white privilege in plain everyday language.
The man then goes on to dispel any myths about reverse racism or any similar nonsense. He pleads with what is assumed to be a southern, white and conservative christian audience to “man up and woman up” and recognize the facts and do something to end the hate.
But unlike many videos or rants of this type, this comes from “inside the tent” vs an outside agitator or someone without much credibility in conservative circles like Al Sharpton or other liberal commentators.
I could describe this man’s great diatribe on race relations but you are better off to hear it for yourself. This definitely shows one cannot judge a book by its cover, and there is always indeed hope.
Republicans are Trying to Mix the Ideologies of Jesus Christ with an Atheist and That Doesn’t Make Any Sense
Republicans are Trying to Mix the Ideologies of Jesus
Christ with an Atheist and That Doesn’t Make Any Sense April 14, 2014 By Allen Clifton
It’s amazing to me how few conservatives know who Ayn Rand is. Especially considering that she’s quite possibly the most influential person behind most of the Republican party’s economic ideologies.
She was a person who spoke out against social programs, believed that people should only worry about themselves, opposed big government and worshiped at the “glory” that is unregulated capitalism. In other words, she’s the epitome of what most Republicans support economically.
Hell, Ron Paul named his son Rand Paul after the woman, and Paul Ryan has cited her as one of his key influences in his life.
There’s just one problem – Ayn Rand was an atheist. Not that there’s any problem at all with being an atheist (more power to you) but there is a big problem with a political party that builds its social platform on “Christian” values while basing its economic ideology on that of someone who didn’t believe in God.
You can’t logically say that you want to be the party of “Christian values” while basing a large part of your platform on the beliefs of a woman who thought people who believed in religion were ignorant and foolish.
It doesn’t make any sense.
Think of it like a vegetarian opening a steak house. You cannot base one entity on two conflicting ideologies. But that’s exactly what the Republican party is trying to do.
They want to call themselves the party of “Christian values,” while supporting economic policies based on the beliefs of a woman who lived her life in direct contrast to Christianity.
(Oh, on a side note, Ayn Rand died poor living off Social Security. So much for opposing big government programs and rallying for “personal responsibility.”)
Jesus Christ believed in helping the poor; feeding the hungry; opposing greed; believed in acceptance; taught to provide for the needy, all while preaching love and generosity. Ayn Rand believed that we should only worry about ourselves, that the “self” is the only thing that matters and essentially charity was stupid.
You know, the exact opposite of the values for which Jesus Christ stood.
So when Republicans try to morph these two conflicting ideologies together, all I can do is shake my head. I guess it’s a good thing their voters are often extremely ignorant to reality, history and facts – because trying to mix the philosophies of Ayn Rand with the beliefs of Jesus Christ doesn’t make any damn sense.
But that’s exactly what the Republican party is trying to do.
Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/republicans-trying-mix-ideologies-jesus-christ-atheist-doesnt-make-sense/