Who Hijacked Our Country

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Danger from The Occult!!

Whistleblower — a Christian Right magazine — has a preview of their upcoming “exposé” of the ever-growing and menacing Death Movement in America. This feature story begins with Terri Schiavo being brutally murdered by wicked judges, and then expands into physician-assisted suicide, abortion and stem cell research.

Underlying America’s expanding Death Movement is, of course, the Occult! Ooooohhhh!!! You know the drill — an Eagle Scout listens to something by Slayer, and instantly turns into a bug-eyed, cat-torturing fiend.

Apparently just before Terri Schiavo died, Michael Schiavo’s attorney described her as looking “beautiful” and “peaceful.” And that’s all it took — the right wing hysteria machine went into high gear.

This lawyer used to be a hospice volunteer, and he wrote a book describing some of his spiritual experiences with dying patients. The Whistleblower article — and their description of his book — is using out-of-context quotes to conjure up this vast evil occult conspiracy to take over America. And of course the press is guilty because they failed to publicize the lawyer’s New Age beliefs. This evil menace was kept hidden from the public by the godless liberal media.

There’s a sharp clash between Christianity and New Age/Occult philosophies. One believes that you’re just a sinning sack of S&%# who needs to turn to God for mercy and guidance. The other believes that you have a large degree of knowledge and power over your personal life; that you create your own destiny. And the Christian Right believes that “there ain’t room in this town for the two of us.”

A lot of Christian leaders hate the New Age movement more than anything, and they’ll use every available Rovian/Joseph Goebbels technique to smear it and suppress it.


Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

The Reich-Wing of American politics most surely is in it's element these days. I am just trying to remind Americans that they might be Liberal, Conservative or in the middle but most of them are individuals. We should think for ourselves, not let others tell us how to feel.

April 10, 2005 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

This hysterical manipulation of faithful people is so anti-christian it leaves me feeling sick in the gut.

These right wingnuts are single handedly destoying the actual Christian message.

April 10, 2005 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

OK Democrat: Yup, that's it in a nutshell -- we're all individuals and should think for ourselves. Both extremes try to smother that, but for now the Far Right seems to be the most prominent.

Jet: So true. With all the political manuevering of "Christian" leaders, the real Christian message just falls through the cracks.

April 10, 2005 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

It seems like it is the fundamentalists themselves who are obsessed with death. Rather than listen to what Christ said about considering the lilies of the field and about being spiritually prepared for the end, the fundamentalists are busy dashing about full of fear and worry, trying to figure out just how and when the end of the world will happen. Sheesh...

Death is a fact of life, for sure. Is it something to obsess over? Given the percentage of a person's life taken up by the actual moment of death, I would say it isn't worth getting real worked up about.

They could get so worked up about death that soon we may see anti-death legislation, making it illegal to die in America. Well, at least for right-wingers to die, anyway.

April 11, 2005 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: There's a definite irony there. Their whole theme is how wonderful heaven is, being with God, yada yada. And then when death approaches, they fight it tooth and nail. Go figure.

April 11, 2005 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

It's pretty ironic, when death is the opportunity to return to God. Make's the whole Schiavo thing seem truly bizarre.

April 11, 2005 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jet: Yeah, it makes no sense at all. I don't understand how they can believe in a glorious afterlife and then think Terri Schiavo would rather lie there in a coma for 15 years. Bizarre indeed.

April 11, 2005 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Lumbergh-in-training said...

I would like to know what they think of Hinduism or Buddhism. Once I got a copy of some Christian magazine which said Yoga is a 'front' for recruiting to false, pagan religions like Buddhism. What do you think?


April 19, 2005 at 6:09 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lumbergh-in-training: Of course yoga is a front for pagans :)

Seriously, I saw a talk show a long time ago where this evangelist was saying Transcendental Meditation was the work of the devil. Other religions, anything where a person tries to explore other levels of consciousness -- Radical Right Christians hate it all. I think if Jesus came back today, he'd be crucified by Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.

April 19, 2005 at 10:32 AM  

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