Saturday, November 24, 2007

Fleming on Christian Delusions

"The hardest truth for conservative Christians to grasp is that we live in an anti-Christian country whose political leaders play pretend, every four years when they want the support of Pat Robertson and James Dobson, and once elected, with the support of Robertson and Dobson, act with complete indifference toward their supposed faith.

Some few Christians are beginning to suspect that the leaders of the so-called Christian right are nothing more than Republican Party hacks, lobbyists for their own special interest—namely, themselves. This may explain the high-and-mighty denunciations of Rudy Giuliani we are hearing, as if Giuliani is less of a Christian than, say, the cultist Romney, the crackpot McCain, or the actor (the word translated as “hypocrite” in Jesus’ denunciations of scribes, Pharisees, and actors) Thompson. This is a sucker’s game. Of course, the Grand Old Party has always betrayed its Christian voters. That is their assigned part in the scheme of things. 'If God did not want them sheared, he would not have made them sheep'—the memorable line William Rogers gave Eli Wallach in The Magnificent Seven."

---Thomas Fleming, Chronicles, December 2007


Blogger Abel said...

I agree with your comment regarding those politicians who pose as Christians during election time and disappear when you need to see them.Democracy is a satanic delusion to trap well meaning Christians into believing that they have freedom.The American dream is becoming a real nightmare.WILL ALL TRUE BELIEVERS IN CHRIST STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUST IN A WORLD OF COMPRIMISE AND APOSTACY.The Church of Jesus Christ must move from her indifference to making a difference in society.
Rev.Abel Govender South Africa

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