Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Stephen Harper and the Theocon Menace
It would be hard to imagine a more disturbing sight. Stephen Harper surrounded by a posse of religious leaders.
Looking and sounding like a smarmy televangelist, while claiming it wasn't a partisan event. Despite all the Con signs like the one in the picture.
And appointing as the ambassador for the sinister Office of Religious Freedom, the Dean of a Christian College whose curriculum would drag us back to the Dark Ages.
Paul Bramadat of the University of Victoria told CBC Radio's Louise Elliott that Augustine College has a unique position on education — to basically return education to a time before "the acid of modernity," as it says on the college's website. Bramadat also noted that the college's purpose seems to be to prepare students to enter a secular world perceived as hostile.
The college's website says, "Augustine College accepts the model of education that reigned for millennia, until the modern age began to dismantle that tradition."
Drag us back to the nightmare time before "the acid of modernity" gave women their human rights, and stopped gay people from being jailed or murdered with impunity.
And the Cons would have us pay MILLIONS for an Office of Religious Freedom that is clearly modelled on the one in the United States. Where deranged Christianists, similar to the ones in Harper's rabid base, are always persecuting others.
While claiming they are the ones who are oppressed...
It's so obvious, it's so outrageous, it's so deeply disturbing, and so very un-Canadian. Because as I said last night, we are the ones who need to be protected from those religious fanatics.
And we expect a Canadian government to stand up for HUMAN rights. Period.
But then what do we expect eh? When Stephen Harper belongs to one of the most aggressive missionary churches in the world. This is all about the freedom to proselytize.
Arvind Sharma, who teaches comparative religion at McGill, told CBC that one of the reasons Christian faiths are the most persecuted is because they are also the most proselytizing in many parts of the world.
And as a secular nation we should not be paying to help spread any missionary message, when what the world needs is LESS crazy religion not more.
But then, as I keep reminding people, Stephen Harper needs his rabid base more than ever now that he has cut government funding for political parties...
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So we can expect more of the same.
And a man who would fund an anti-gay group that compares homosexuality to paedophilia and bestiality, in a place like Uganda, is clearly capable of ANYTHING.
Oh boy. You know one of Stephen Harper's closest theological allies is the American evangelist John Hagee, who like Harper believes that Israel is the most important country in the world because it is the place to which "The Messiah" will return. As you can read about if you want, at the beginning of this well known story.
Well now Hagee and his wingnuts have found a new way to dial up dollars, by slipping their message into teddy bears.
To brainwash sleeping babies...
It's so sinister, so horrible, and the worst thing is I can't help feeling that Harper and his Con regime are trying to do the same to Canadians.
Slipping religion into the hidden heart of government, hiding their real agenda, taking us to a very bad place. A nightmarish place, a country we don't recognize.
Even as so many Canadians still sleep the sleep of the innocent, or the ignorant. And can't see the growing threat, or don't know that the PMO and the Con War Room are crawling with young religious fanatics.
Oh well. At least MY teddy isn't one of them. He's not that dumb.
He may have just arrived in Canada from Scotland.
But he knows a scam when he sees one...
And of course I'm with him eh?
Unite to defeat those hideous religious fanatics, and their deranged leader.
Use their madness to destroy them.
So Canada can become a secular country, like it once was.
And we can ALL sleep safely again...
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