Archive for September, 2014

The Fever and the Fear: Conservative American Christians and Judgment at Nuremberg

September 30, 2014

Thank you for voicing the concerns of many of us.

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Yesterday I wrote about the lack of empathy among conservative American Christians and I drew some comparisons to the German Christians of the 1920s and 1930s who despite their reservations supported ultra-right wing parties and later the Nazi Party. As I mentioned yesterday this was brought about by the fear and hate propagated by those who had lost their favored status after the collapse of the Kaiser Reich, and especially the fear of what many Christians believed was the threat of atheistic Socialists and Communists. Their brief experiment with democracy which was devastated by political battles amid the 1919-1920 Weimar Inflation which destroyed the financial security of most Germans as well as the Stock Market Crash of 1929 which brought about the Great Depression made many receptive to the “Nazi Gospel.”

I think that conservative American Christians are going the same direction as they get swept up in the…

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Prepare for a Long and Brutal Ideological War Against the Islamic State

September 14, 2014

Padre Steve sum it up well!

Padre Steve's World...Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland

“This war differs from other wars, in this particular: We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.” William Tecumseh Sherman

Note: Please know, I have been to war, I have seen its devastation and heartache and I came back changed from the experience. I hate it. That being said, despite being a progressive who hates war, I am also a realist. I am not one that finds any romance or glory in war, but I know that sometimes it becomes unavoidable. In the past few articles I have written about the nature of war, the kind of war we are now engaged in with ISIL and some of the ethical and moral compromises that could easily be made in such a war.

President Obama came into office as a President determined to end the…

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Why Do You Respect Obama, Adrienne?

September 6, 2014

life of a female bible warrior

The above expresses my frustration and my feelings perfectly. These days, I feel that I can recognize real Christians by how they treat the president of the United States. God has given us explicit instructions about our leaders in government and what is expected out of our behavior, public and private, where they are concerned. Many Christians do not give a hoot what God has said in that bible they allegedly read.

I’m certainly not perfect either in my daily life, but I am continually seeking others wiser than myself in the ways of the Lord to learn from and model myself after as I grow spiritually. People who mistreat our president are not people I want to emulate or learn from.

There are Christians who do not understand why I defend and stand up for President Barack Obama. I could write lengthy posts about various reasons, but the most…

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