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  Reply # 2105726 10-Oct-2018 16:32
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freitasm: Christians that don't live by the principles of Christianity... But hey, whatever makes money for them.

 

Was this in reference to the column (just trying to find it) or the video clip?

 

 

Are you saying that what is in the video clip is not evidence enough this person leads a bunch of lunatics that believe in absolute crap?





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  Reply # 2105763 10-Oct-2018 17:14
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freitasm:

 

mm1352000:

 

freitasm: Christians that don't live by the principles of Christianity... But hey, whatever makes money for them.

 

Was this in reference to the column (just trying to find it) or the video clip?

 

 

Are you saying that what is in the video clip is not evidence enough this person leads a bunch of lunatics that believe in absolute crap?

 

 

No, nothing of the sort.

 

I'm simply trying to understand the connection between the comments in the clip and your reference to making money. It isn't immediately obvious to me.




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  Reply # 2105765 10-Oct-2018 17:16
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mm1352000:

 

freitasm:

 

mm1352000:

 

freitasm: Christians that don't live by the principles of Christianity... But hey, whatever makes money for them.

 

Was this in reference to the column (just trying to find it) or the video clip?

 

 

Are you saying that what is in the video clip is not evidence enough this person leads a bunch of lunatics that believe in absolute crap?

 

 

No, nothing of the sort.

 

I'm simply trying to understand the connection between the comments in the clip and your reference to making money. It isn't immediately obvious to me.

 

 

Cult leaders will be cult leaders. If you don't know how they make money by asking the faithful for donations, then you have been under a rock. You won't see him asking for money on that clip.





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  Reply # 2105803 10-Oct-2018 17:36
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freitasm: then you have been under a rock.

 

I understand cult leader tactics but had never heard of this guy. A quick scan of his Wikipedia and SPLC pages leaves me speechless.


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  Reply # 2105878 10-Oct-2018 20:31
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The stupidity of the US conservative, hard right is a great illustration why it's imperative that people start treating voluntary stupidity and refusal to partake in a basic level of education as the kind of true moral crisis that they really are. Gay marriage, abortion, or whatever the hell else these imbeciles think is the moral crises of our time are nothing of that sort. Their stupidity and influence is the crisis of our time.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2105923 10-Oct-2018 21:13
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Billy Graham Sr deceased famous USA evangelical conservative said creationists were just nutty to deny scientific findings. I recently read an article by a less famous but also influential USA evangelical again older generation who said that much of the evangelical movement in the USA had become a simple minded identity us and them movement, ie: religion not needed and neglected.

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  Reply # 2106064 11-Oct-2018 09:28
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This kind of thing emphasises how different things in the USA are, compared to NZ and how everything is BIGGGER in the USA. It's just mind boggling. My son's been watching a bunker-building prepper series on NF - people spend 10s of 1000s preparing for the rapture. Yeah, right.......

 

Don't forget though, the US was partially founded as a religious utopia and all the propaganda about the pilgrims has been reinforced over the centuries and percolates US culture.

 

Of course there are lots of people who can think for themselves but even in NZ you find true believers, I work with a couple. Intelligent, reasonable people who have something inside them that makes them religious. Perhaps its a genetic thing.

 

Public figures like this will prey on those with the belief. They're free to ask for money and the donors are free to give it. We like freedom, don't we ? Is the money given freely though?

 

 

 

Best bumper sticker: When the rapture comes, can I have your car?

 

 


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  Reply # 2106086 11-Oct-2018 10:00
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I make a distinction between faith and craziness. I have known many very fine people with strong religious beliefs. I don't agree with them but I respect them and don't have a problem with them. The nutters are another matter. Religious fanaticism is just another form of craziness. I don't know if it has made it into the DSM yet, but it should have. 

 

There will always be predators. These are simply people without principles out to make an easy dollar. I am a lot more bothered by the crazies who follow them. True fanaticism is scary stuff.

 

 





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  Reply # 2106087 11-Oct-2018 10:02
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As above. Do you want to believe in a supreme being(s) and worship with others in your faith? Up to you. Do you say political opposition is an army raised by Satan? That's crazy stuff.





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  Reply # 2106418 11-Oct-2018 17:40
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Religion has always really been about power. A powerful few manipulating and controlling the willing and obedient many.

 

It's no different now be it the nut jobs in the US or the nut jobs running ISIS.


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  Reply # 2106514 11-Oct-2018 21:14
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SJB:

 

Religion has always really been about power. A powerful few manipulating and controlling the willing and obedient many.

 

It's no different now be it the nut jobs in the US or the nut jobs running ISIS.

 

 

Do you in any way differentiate between moderate and fundamentalist/extremist forms of religions?


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  Reply # 2115739 29-Oct-2018 08:43
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Another disaster for secular democracy probably about to happen.

 

Looks like Brazil will elect Jair Bolsonaro president.

 

His views on the secular state:

 

"God above everything. There is no such thing as this secular state. The state is Christian and the minority will have to change, if they can."

 

On homosexuality:

 

"If I see two men kissing in the street, I will beat them." He then publicly defended beating gay children by saying: "If your child starts to become like that, a little gay, you take a whip and you change their behavior."

 

On military dictatorship in Brazil:

 

"the error of the dictatorship was that it tortured, but did not kill."

 

On women:

 

A congresswoman was "not worth raping; she is very ugly"

 

that the first four (of his children) were male and that for the fifth he produced a daughter out of "a moment of weakness"

 

Married three times - portrays himself as a supporter of "Family Values".

 

4th largest democracy in the world - about to join USA, Philippines.




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  Reply # 2115770 29-Oct-2018 08:49
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cry

 

I voted yesterday, at the Embassy. One candidate is a right-wing guy who says he's all for conservatism, family-values, religious imposition. The other is a left-wing candidate who visits the ex-President in prison (for corruption) to get directions.

 

I voted blank. My preferred candidate came third in the first round.

 

What a shame.





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  Reply # 2115787 29-Oct-2018 09:19
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An all too common dilemma these days unfortunately.


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  Reply # 2115808 29-Oct-2018 09:23
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Fred99:

 

........4th largest democracy in the world - about to join USA, Philippines.

 

 

The insidious  agonising death of democracy started in 1933. The illusion act is becoming harder and to perfect.





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