Introducing Raving Rev. Rod – American televangelist, dominionist and denouncer of all things Islamic, homosexual or non-Jesus worshipping.
Senator John McCain calls him a spiritual guide. I’d call him a misguided spirit.
Really! Well apologies for dragging up an old post but where do the religious right get their self-righteous superiority from? What is it with their deep and unmoving belief in their own moral supremacy?
I’m always confused when the Christian right-wing disparagingly blames every social ill on the lib/lefties. They even blame acts of Islamic terrorism on liberal values. Don’t they realise that their main man was the ultimate liberal progressive who would be mortified to know that people use his name to support their very un-Christian social attitudes; that persons of enormous power have used his name to go to war based on lies?
Jesus was the founder of a global religious movement based on those very liberal values that the Conservative Christians love to deride. The teachings he asked his followers to abide by were fundamentally liberal. His life ethos was that of caring for the poor – the less fortunate. Of healing and helping. His whole philosophy for living was based on compassion and humanity. Of pacifism and peace. Of tolerance, inclusion and equality.
He totally rejected the vengeful eye for an eye, judgemental attitudes that are, generally speaking, typical traits of the Christian right. He opposed the massive wealth-building, power-wielding materialism that is much more natural to the evangelical right wing Bush-types. He asked his followers to reject aggressive war-mongering and seek the non-violent peaceful path.
None of us are perfect. Not the Christian right nor the liberal/left. We’ve all got it wrong. We all get taken up by self-absorbed materialistic pleasures which often make us selfish and mean individuals. But whether we believe in a God or not…whether we follow a religion or we don’t – if we made efforts to abide by some of the social teachings attributed to Jesus it would be a pretty good life ethos to live by, wouldn’t it. And the world would be a better place, wouldn’t it.
The last thing America needs is another theocratising American President, guided by an extremist spiritual barmpot who thinks he has exclusive access to the truth.