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Found this on Fark.com with a scary tag

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]gothic_oreo)

President Bush's Easter Message

Is it just me, or is it kind of eerie seeing scripture on a .gov domain?

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I am going to the Dominionist conference


I have gotten my plane tickets and reservations to the Examining the Religious Right conference in NYC at the Open Center. I hope to meet Katherine Yurica, and the Theocracy Watch folks and other interested parties.

Of course, I'll report on it for the folks here- and perhaps we can arrange a meetup for those in the NYC area while I'm there. It'll be a whirlwind trip- in Friday, out noon Sunday. My budget is too thin for other plans.

So, in for a penny, in for a pound!

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Another moderate observes our "Pharisee Nation"


This article has another timely criticism of the Dominionists. In Christ's time, they were called "Pharisees". Christ didn't have a lot of good things to say about them. I would doubt that he'd hold today's Dominionists in high esteem, either.

Pharisee Nation

American Nation Brainwashed

by John Dear

02/17/05 "CommonDreams" - - Last September, I spoke to some 2,000 students during their annual lecture at a Baptist college in Pennsylvania. After a short prayer service for peace centered on the Beatitudes, I took the stage and got right to the point. “Now let me get this straight,” I said. “Jesus says, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers,’ which means he does not say, ‘Blessed are the warmakers,’ which means, the warmakers are not blessed, which means warmakers are cursed, which means, if you want to follow the nonviolent Jesus you have to work for peace, which means, we all have to resist this horrific, evil war on the people of Iraq.”

With that, the place exploded, and 500 students stormed out. The rest of them then started chanting, “Bush! Bush! Bush!”

So much for my speech. Not to mention the Beatitudes.

I was not at all surprised that George W. Bush was reelected president. As I travel the country speaking out against war, injustice and nuclear weapons, I see many people consciously siding with the culture of war, choosing the path of violence, supporting corporate greed, rampant militarism, and global domination. I see many others swept up in the raging current of patriotism. Since most of these people, beginning with the president, claim to be Christian, I am ashamed and appalled that they support war and systemic injustice, that they do it in the name of God, and that they feign fidelity to the nonviolent Jesus who gave his life resisting institutionalized injustice. Read more... )

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