Sunday, December 04, 2011

And now for a Sunday reading as the dominionists assert their right to dominate in the dominions ...

First a cartoon:

Oh heck, let's do another one:

And now, it being Sunday, enough of the frivolity, and on with the solemnity, seasoned with a dash of pious hypocrisy, as we begin our reading for the day:

Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ - to have dominion in the civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness.

But it is dominion that we are after. Not just a voice.

It is dominion we are after. Not just influence.

It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time.

It is dominion we are after.

World conquest. That's what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less.

World conquest! A crusade. Hallelujah. But do go on:

If Jesus Christ is indeed Lord, as the Bible says, and if our commission is to bring the land into subjection to His Lordship, as the Bible says, then all our activities, all our witnessing, all our preaching, all our craftsmanship, all our stewardship, and all our political action will aim at nothing short of that sacred purpose.

Thus, Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land - of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ. It is to reinstitute the authority of God's Word as supreme over all judgments, over all legislation, over all declarations, constitutions, and confederations. (Michele Bachmann's Dominionist Endorsement: Dr. George Grant).

Conquest. And a dash of megalomania.

And so to our local dominionists:

Redefining marriage will have unintended and unwelcome consequences for the meaning of parenthood, our openness to other forms of marriage, sex education and our commitment to religious freedom. (Dr. Peter F Jensen).

Ah yes, the satanists will be out in force, getting hitched to Satan, puppy lovers will be off with the puppies, the age of child brides will drop to six, polyandry, polygamy ... why, the head spins at what might flow from gays getting hitched and swearing devotion and love to each other in a monogamous respectful relationship.

The pond is excited at the prospect of getting married to passionfruts and raspberries. Is there anything more succulent and delicious than a sacred exchange of juices with a raspberry, except perhaps a blackberry? Oh there's no end to the depths of depravity that might flow from the merest hint of a gay marriage.

As for sex education, it's true that there's absolutely no need to go beyond the cabbage patch and cabbage patch dolls to explain what goes on in the world. It was good enough in my day, and it should be good enough now. Hush now, never mention the practical implications of a banana in the mouth ...

And speaking of religious freedom, thanks to a special update by a helpful reader, bringing important news, let's look at the tolerance of the religious to those who refuse to share their faith:

Religious believers distrust atheists more than members of other religious groups, gays and feminists, according to a new study by University of B.C. researchers.

The only group the study's participants distrusted as much as atheists was rapists, said doctoral student Will Gervais, lead author of the study published online in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. (Believers deem atheists as untrustworthy as rapists: study).

Down there with rapists, lower than gays and feminists, and presumably journalists, used car salespeople and politicians!


The antipathy does not seem to run both ways, though. Atheists are indifferent to religious belief when it comes to deciding who is trustworthy.

"Atheists don't necessarily favour other atheists over Christians or anyone else," he said. "They seem to think that religion is not an important signal for who you can trust."

Ah those broad-minded, decent, civil, encompassing and tolerant atheists, a startling contrast to the narrow, bigoted, prejudiced ways of the average Christian, often given to parroting about religious freedom but actually inclined to animosity, antipathy, aversion, discrimination, disgust, enmity, a jaundiced one-sided eye, and full of warped spleen and illiberality.

And now just to confirm that we've turned the corner in the silly season, and are heading down the straight, comes first signs that the war on the war on Xmas still has fresh legs, and could well win in a canter.

Yep, Bill O'Reilly's at it again. As Forrest's mama used to say, stupid is as stupid does, and pinhead is as pinhead does ....

One more thing we can chalk up to the Murdoch agenda of world dominion ...

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