Saturday, December 22, 2012
Stephen Harper and the Christianist Threat
Uh oh. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. Stephen Harper has admitted he is getting his guidance from above.
Asked about how faith influences his decisions, Harper said that he prays regularly to “ask for strength and for wisdom.”
Which explains the state our country is in, and why the Con regime is going up in flames faster than the burning bush. Or down in flames faster than the F-35.
But doesn't explain why he is ignoring the ninth commandment: Thou shalt not bear false witness.
But given Canada’s diverse population, he said he’s also careful not to impose “my particular theological views on the country.”
Because that's either blasphemy or bullshit. Or both.
When the scary fact is that Canada has never had such a Christianist government. And the religious fanatics in the PMO and the Con caucus have never been more out of control.
Many of the young operatives who run the PMO are graduates of the Republican School of Political Theology.
The wingnuts in the caucus have declared war on Canadian women, by introducing one abortion bill after the other.
The Con regime discriminates openly against LGBT people, by denying them any kind of government funding. It killed a motion to protect bullied kids, just to please its rabid anti-gay religious base.
Even as it funnels millions into faith based organizations, like the Youth for Christ movement.
Its foreign policy in the Middle East is designed to please the Christian Dominionists like the PMO's bigot chaplain Charles McVety, who believe that the "Messiah" will not return if the Palestinians get a state.
A big chunk of the pastors’ trip is being spent in Shilo and Ariel, which according to McVety are not Jewish settlements in the West Bank. “First of all, they’re not settlements but towns and villages,” he said. “Second, this is Judea and Samaria, not the West Bank, and to say that a Jew cannot build a house in Judea is stupid, moronic and anti-Semitic.”
And that The Rapture could happen tomorrow so there is no time to lose...
And even the Con regime's views on science and the environment are heavily conditioned by its weird religious agenda.
Almost daily, more evidence surfaces that Canada's government is guided by tribalists averse to scientific reason in favour of Biblical fundamentalism -- or what some call "evangelical religious skepticism."
Given his government's pointed attacks on environmentalists and science of any kind, Harper would seem to take his advice from the Cornwall Alliance, a coalition of right-wing scholars, economists and evangelicals. The Alliance questions mainstream science, doubts climate change, views environmentalist as a "native evil," champions fossil fuels and supports libertarian economics.
And of course this is outrageous:
He (Harper) said tragedies like the school shooting make him reflect on his faith. “There are times like this where you know where we’re all reassured by the fact that there is you know a benevolent power ultimately looking over all of us,” he said.
Not only because it's totally insane. But also because Great Faith Leader is flooding Canada with dangerous weapons and clearly worships a different Jesus...
The one who urged his flock to kill their brothers and sisters, and screw the poor.
But despite that grotesque hypocrisy, the truth is ever since the Harperites came to power, it has been boom times for the PMO God Squad.
And if anyone thinks this situation is going to get better, rather than worse or more deranged, think again.
Because thanks to cutting the funding to political parties, the Cons are now even more dependent on the money they get from their religious base, for whom hate is the first commandment. And as the next election approaches, they will demand their pound of flesh.
And of course the most absurd thing about this madness is that the Cons have John Baird, of all people, setting up a mysterious Office of Religious Freedom.
When what we really need is an office or a government that will protect us from the Cons and their religious maniacs.
Yup. Don't believe a word they say. This is the most theocratic government in Canadian history.
Don't let their soothing words fool you. Judge them by their actions.
See them for who they really are...
Religious fanatics with an agenda that is becoming more and more aggressive and blatant.
Then organize, unite, defeat them.
Tell them Canada is a secular state.
And send them back to the hell they came from...
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