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1 Bulworth  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 7:41:42am

Yeah, unless our evangelical puritanism is the only religion, we’re oppressed.

Such victims.

Next weekend my former denomination is “celebrating” Religious Liberty Week, or some such designation. And yes, it’s all about them being ‘free’ to be and say whatever they want because it’s their religious beliefs.

2 Jolo5309  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 8:38:15am

re: #1 Bulworth
Next weekend my former denomination is “celebrating” Religious Liberty Week, or some such designation. And yes, it’s all about them being ‘free’ to be and say whatever they want because it’s their religious beliefs.

While suppressing others?

3 Locker  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 9:03:18am

This lines right up with the GOP attitude of “Mr President either do whatever we want or you aren’t bi-partisan and are, in fact a divisive socialist, fascist, nazi, arrogant, unconstitutional, non-citizen anti-Christ”.

Same thing with lots of your vocal far right nut jobs. Losing an election mean it was fixed. A law passing you don’t like means the President is a dictator and you should violently revolt.

Is it really that hard to figure our the whole “Do unto others” thing? How about an even easier version “Don’t do unto others what you wouldn’t want done to you”.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

4 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 3:53:29pm

“Outsized Evangelical Angst.”

And we all know how painful that can be.

5 Jimmah  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 4:02:59pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

“Outsized Evangelical Angst.”

And we all know how painful that can be.

Dr Butthurt is working on a ‘Miraculous Unction’ for it as we speak.

6 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 4:36:23pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

“Outsized Evangelical Angst.”

And we all know how painful that can be.

If it lasts for more than 4 hours, seek medical treatment

7 hellosnackbar  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 5:46:31pm

The problem with religious head cases is that they possess unsubstantiated
righteousness in being prejudiced with respect to unbelievers.
As Bill Maher said after an interview with the clear thinking Richard Dawkins.
It’s time to have “The God Delusion” in hotel rooms.(replacing Gideon’s)
It’s a lot less boring and fanciful than the ” Holey Babble”

8 majii  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 5:49:36pm

Their constant whining about “religious freedom” and their “fearful” outlook for the next five years says to me that maybe the evangelicals are not as certain about the “supremacy” of their brand of Christianity as they would like us to believe. This is great news!

9 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 8:53:59pm

Evangelicals seem to forget that without the religious freedom provisions of the Constitution, they would have been persecuted. That’s what annoys me the most about modern Evangelicals how they want to ignore how much their ancestors suffered under states where church and state were one but want to bring that back now that they’re large in numbers. And on a personal note, it annoys me when Catholics do it too, cough Penal Laws.

10 EPR-radar  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 12:38:35pm

Some of this goes all the way back to colonial times.

The “religious freedom” sought by a significant block of the immigrants (e.g., the Puritans of Massachusetts) was the freedom to persecute others on religious grounds in ways that were becoming unacceptable to English authorities.


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