Friday, November 02, 2012

The Post Electoral Apocalypse

Ecclesiastical Fashions courtesy of Frederico Fellini
from his great film, CIAO ROMA
I was reading about The Peoria, Il Roman Catholic Bishop Daniel Jenky who seems to have blatantly crossed the constitutional line between church and state who ordered the priests in his juridiction to read a letter to their parishioners this Sunday before the election.  In his letter, he compares Obama to Hitler and threatens damnation to anyone who would cross his will and vote for the AntiChrist who he has on other occasions compared to Stalin because of the bishops' distorted version of the American Health care system proposed by the administration. I suppose he will influence a few votes, but he seems to be bucking the reality of how most catholics really feel about health care and abortion issues. More so, his medieval authoritarian stance is the kind of attitude that is driving American Catholics away from the church. Of course, I think that this is a good thing. Too much bad religion, too much religion in general and in America, religion for the most part is a money making racket. Mega Churches on every suburban corner with CEOs collecting tax free bucks off of the suckers who just want to believe that they actually believe in something that doesn't require too much actual thought. I say tax all churches. Then there would be no money, nop scam and most of the shysters would just fold up their tents and go away. The sub religious right is working their hoo doo overtime lately to beat the flocks into submission So what happens if Obama wins?
The sky will fall, the moon will turn to blood, the seas will boil, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together … mass hysteria! Just ask the dim-bulb luminaries of the religious right. They’re on record.
If President Barack Obama is re-elected …

Franklin Graham: “We are ripe for God’s judgment … His wrath against sin.”
Janet Porter of Faith2Action: FEMA to be used as “a standing army to stifle dissent.”
Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily: “We will be hunted down like dogs.”
Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily:“There may not be another free and fair election in America. I would expect due process to go the way of the horse and buggy. I think he will move to shut down and destroy all independent media. … His biggest critics will be rounded up in the name of national security. … If any Republican, conservative, independent journalist, pro-life activist, returning veteran, gun-rights activist, constitutionalist, Bible believer or critic of Obama thinks they will be safe in a second term under this would-be despot, they had better think again”
Joseph Mattera in Charismamagazine: “[We are] setting ourselves up to get the divine judgment we deserve to satisfy the justice of God! … Look for more challenges to our freedom of speech and the First Amendment that could possibly squelch what is preached on the airwaves and from the pulpit.”
Rick Joyner in Charisma magazine: “Christians in America will suffer persecution … we can expect it to soon become official state policy.”
Rick Santorum: “We lose, and Obamacare implemented, it’s over. … Everyone will be dependent upon government benefits. When that happens — our Founders pleaded and warned us against that — when that happens, game not on, but game over.”
Lubbock County, Texas, Judge Tom Head: “[President Obama] is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N. … He’s going to send in U.N. troops — with the little blue beanies.”
Bishop Harry Jackson: “If we go on four years more with the current administration, because our economic problems are spiritual and moral at root, that God’s displeasure is being manifest through the lack of finance and the lack of these things that we shared with you, the plagues and rejection are manifestations of chastening, the church has to vote the best it can our values, stop the onslaught of an ungodly agenda in America.”
Chuck and Gena Norris: “Socialism or something worse … a thousand years of darkness.”
Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder: “Every week [someone from Obama administration] is over at the UN planning to sign away our sovereignty, planning to give up our gun rights…or [to] submit us to a regime of global taxation.”
Cal Thomas/Dick Morris: “If he’s re-elected, particularly if there’s a Democratic Congress, he will eliminate the private health insurance industry and all insurance will be from the government and it will all be according to one plan. … But … his big focus will be to make the United States a vassal state to a globalist entity.”
Bryan Fischer: “I think there’s a real grave question about whether there will even be a country left to save by 2016.”
Bryan Fischer: “November 6 will determine whether America has a future under God’s blessing or under God’s judgment.”
Bryan Fischer: “America has no future.”
Wayne LaPierre: “All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term. … Get re-elected and, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms’ freedom, erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and excise it from the U.S. Constitution.”
Jan Markell: “This is an apocalyptic election. It’s clearly the most important election in the history of America.”
Matt Barber: “America’s future really does hang in the balance.”
Matt Staver: “We are at a critical time of the future of America and literally the survival of Western Civilization, and I’m not exaggerating when I say that.”
Ralph Reed: If Obama wins reelection, “he can complete America’s destruction.”

Reality check....if any of these shysters believed a word of the crap they were spreading, they'd pack up their tents and move to...uhhh? Timbukto? Noo, not a good idea,,,to Kabul? maybe not....well, they'd move somewhere fast to avoid the sure fire shit storm they are trying to scare their gullible followers with...


Ol'Buzzard said...

The catholic church thinks it is still in the 1600's. I don't understand why people haven't figured it out that a large group of men vilifying women and refraining from sex are not exactly the people you want to turn to for advice. Why not just go down to the local jail and talk to the pedophiles and sexual predators - at least they have acted out their fantasies and are openly labeled as deviants. Who knows what is in the dark recesses of the priest fantasies. Yet, this church of old celibate men takes stands on abortion, birth control, sexual relations and homosexuality - they seem primarily obsessed with sexual activity - thus they support Romney. Here in Maine the Catholic Church is one of the major opponents against the Equal Marriage Amendment: actually collecting money during services to oppose the law.
the Ol'Buzzard

It is well past the time that we should be dealing with churches as our moral arbiters.

microdot said...

I was born a catholic, but I can only express my very deepest gratitude to Sister Mary Noreen who when I was 12 slammed my head repeatedly into a tile wall to beat some sense into me. She did, because it was on that day I decided that there was no god, and I sure as hell wasn't a catholic and I ran far, fast and and never looked back!