As the 5 Roman Catholic stacked Supreme Court judges defy the constitution they’re supposed to be upholding this week the question we are asking is: “Are we facing the dangerous reality of a radical right-wing Christian take over of this country?
There’s a massive general dislike of the majority SCOTUS decision in the Hobby Lobby contraception decision. A decision giving religious owned businesses the right to dictate what their female employees may or may not to with their bodies.
Around the World, for as long as men and women found solace in the ritualistic peace and promise of a religion that counters the thought of the finality of passing, organized religion had reneged on that imaginary promise big time!
Instead “so called faith” in the hands of us mere mortals has been used by so many twisted ideologies and exploited by the con artists for the purpose of just plain making money at the expense of the fearful and the ignorant.
And of course all of this is at the detriment of the really simple holy messages of purity and love that are supposed to be at the core of any deeply felt goodness in people seeking solace.
The tragedy is in the cynical interpretations of many leaders in the various religions that make up this World of disparate peoples.
Currently hideous examples of these interpretations are causing unheard of cruel sectarian violence and are overwhelming the Middle East in Syria, Iraq, Israel and Palestine.
The atrocities being committed in the name of religion by the various Sunni and Shia sects plus the myriad of the splinter groups are beyond belief as are the actions of the supposedly civilized Syrian Government.
All this horror in the name of Allah? But how can Allah takes sides?
Each day at some time all the warring factions stop fighting and face Mecca and pray for victory on their terms. All of these terms cannot be what Allah wants, so what’s a prophet to do?
Perhaps Allah is saying, “Okay until one side kills off the other side, Allah will continue to sit this one out as Allah has done for 1,500 years”.
What about back home?
Right now in these United States we are faced with many different garden varieties of Christianity. This is a young society and so it hasn’t had 1,500 years of secular hate going for it. Oh it got pretty hateful during the Civil War when Christians fought other Christians and both prayed for victory and then burnt each other’s churches down.
It continued when the Christians committed mass genocide on the Native American tribes from one end of the country to the other where, in the name of their God, they butchered men, women and children who, to their way of thinking, were Godless heathens. This was of course what the natives thought of the Christians also.
It stayed hateful when the White Christians continued to burn down the Black Christian churches and burn white crosses on green lawns and hung black Christians and bombed and killed black Christian children…so nobody’s perfect!
Has this wonderful country learned anything from all of this religious death and destruction going on then and right now worldwide?
Did we learn anything from occupying a country deeply divided into Muslim factions that hate each other?
How could we Christians do this when we are so divided in our own religious believes?
This country was not capable of understanding the nuances and deeply felt beliefs of a complicated Muslim people.
How arrogant and ignorant were the Bush crowd when they went into Iraq thinking they were liberators. They sewed the seeds of the current Armageddon by being completely clueless to centuries old deeply rooted religious prejudices. Strangely, this was kept in check by a cruel but smart dictator. Of course we had to kill him.
Now how far will the reckoning go to curb the rise of this religious fervor here at home?
We may be facing a crisis we don’t even know about although from various corners of enlightenment comments lately have been making a possible wake up call happen.
Face it, the Christian faith is as screwed up as all the others. There are good Christians and there are fanatical lunatics who worship some sort of Jesus and God made up for their own radical purposes.
Do most Christians want to worship a gentle man who preached peace and love for all human beings and pets…a humble carpenter, a healer and who only wanted to have a few beers with the boys…or do they want a Jesus who will return to Earth carrying an assault weapon so he can smite the evil enemy of the people and finally establish a moral government working only on the laws already written in the Bible?
Sounds pretty far fetched don’t it?
But there are radical forces in the Tea Party politicians in Congress.
There are dangerous Dominionist forces in our military all the way up to the Pentagon.
These are single minded dedicated people with one purpose in mind. The complete take over of Government and the forming of a Christian nation.
Too far out far you…couldn’t happen?
So tell us, right out of the blue over there in the Middle East where the hell did this well equipped massive Islamic religious army suddenly come from that might overrun the entire US backed government in Baghdad and form an Islamic government ready to impose an abhorrent form of crazy discipline on a long suffering public.
Did Allah take sides?
Does the Roman Catholic Church majority in the Supreme Court of the United States have God on its side?
Stay tuned, we’re in for a rocky ride and we might have to save the country.