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Texas is leading the country in right wing religious propaganda

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  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    This is nothing new but it certainly does cause a lot of concern for all intelligent people - what do you think? http://www.salon.com/2014/09/19/creationism_is_just_the_start_how_right_wing_ch.../
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    pr Wrote: This is nothing new but it certainly does cause a lot of concern for all intelligent people - what do you think? http://www.salon.com/2014/09/19/creationism_is_just_the_start_how_right_wing_ch.../
    PGR, I guess you know what I think; I'm not surprised; I see it on this site all the time; people who are totally indoctrinated and refuse to even think.
    But yeah if you can "create a herd mentality" then they will obey and follow you as robots, I guess that is their objective so you can rule and distort.
    Like an example of those religeous fanatics who followed up orders to kill themselves in Guyana, because the "leader" told them so.
    Religion is a "tool" to change an individual "self thinking" person into a "follower" like ISIS; if you start with young kids you get better results in the indoctrination. Thus in other words Texas may become like an Christian ISIS; congratulations.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    Louis Gohmert has been called the dumbest man in Congress by a number of people. If you read a lits of his quotes, you'll pretty quickly agree.

    He attends one of the largest Baptist churches in the country (green acres) where he has served as a deacon He still teaches Sunday School there.
    It boasts 15,000 members.

    The district that he represents is one of most strongly Republican districts in the country (R+24 on the Cook political VOTING index)



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Partisan_Voting_Index


    http://www.gabc.org/quickfacts
  • Independent
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    to call louis gohmert a dumb man insults dumb people everywhere.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    lonely bird Wrote: to call louis gohmert a dumb man insults dumb people everywhere.
    Yeah, what's so bad about that? Evangelicals and Baptists are awfully dumb, except related to "money"!!
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    [url=https://www.democratichub.com/user/76635.aspx">Dutch[/url] Wrote:
    [url=https://www.democratichub.com/user/105882.aspx">lonely bird[/url] Wrote: to call louis gohmert a dumb man insults dumb people everywhere.
    Yeah, what's so bad about that? Evangelicals and Baptists are awfully dumb, except related to "money"!!

    even dumb people have feelings. Just joking.

    No, this isn't about being dumb. It is about willful ignorance and the willingness to accept what they have been told about the writings of one semitic tribe among many. Beyond that it is about politics, first, last and always. The pharisaical right grasped the power of narrative and have run with it. Ask yourself why this happens. These people aren't arbitrarily stupider than anyone else. They are however tuned into a particular narrative that they gave chosen to believe. After watching the last election ask yourself who is stupider, those who control the republican message or those who control the democratic message. Dems can't message worth a crap especially in the mid-terms.

    Look very closely since this is a prime example of my thesis from the religion thread.
  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    Lonely Bird,

    You give humans way too much credit......We are Stupid. Every single action that this government has engaged in agianst our citizenry.....WE ALLOWED IT,
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote: Lonely Bird,

    You give humans way too much credit......We are Stupid. Every single action that this government has engaged in agianst our citizenry.....WE ALLOWED IT,
    of course we allowed it. but how?

    during my lifetime i have seen the change from a country that trusted its government to a country where it seems at least half the population are anarchists. the notion that a major political party would stand against government is astounding to me. and what did the democratic party do? they calmly, stupidly, idiotically went strolling down the same street. bill clinton was the best republican president of the last 40 years. obama has been tied with reagan. oh, obama has done some good things on the civil rights front but he has not been transformational rather he has been transactional. and, yes, i understand about the obstructionism from the traitors of the republican party but prior to 2010 obama had the opportunity with a majority in the house and over 50 in the senate. the nuclear option should have been pulled at the first sign of obstruction from the republicans or at least threatened. sadly the democratic party let the opportunity slip away.

    we haven't seen a democratic president since lbj who screwed the pooch with vietnam.

    and the republican party out-messages the democratic party on a constant basis. obama and the democratic party had a singular opportunity and they phucqued it up.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I guess the subject was right wing religion in TX; Anyway "lonely" I've got the feeling that the mess politically speaking only gets bigger. I bet the "push" in the coming two years from the Republican religious right will only increase; especially if the uprising in the middle east continuous. I guess these TX religious fanatics are more affraid of the Muslim religion than anything else; don't touch the by "god" choosen evangelicals, they are super holy for sure, I pity them..
  • Independent
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    yes, it was and is rw religion in tx. sorry if one derailed.

    but Texas is also symptomatic. rw religion which is a descendant, imo, of Puritanism in many ways is a psychological/political response to events that are showing the failure of the exceptionalist myth. The u.s. is exceptional because god (insert your definition here) "made" the u.s. exceptional. thus threats to that myth must be met spiritually via the political process of which education is a key component.

    i am intrigued that the rw likes to point out that the christ didn't seek to coerce the people into charity via the state. this, of course, is a basis for cutting the social safety net. yet at the same time the christ did not attempt to impose his belief structure via the state either. then again this can easily devolve into a strictly religious scrum.

    we must be concerned re: tx because while they may not have direct impact on textbooks a large scale population can drive sales of books indirectly. that is dangerous.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Lonely, when I grew up as a kid in Europe; the word "indoctrination" was never taught to me, until I came here. If you have "news" in Europe they do not keep repeating it forever like here. It seems the whole culture here wants to be indoctrinated which ever way. Very strange indeed.
    Yes, it is the indoctrination here what poisons the whole society. The churches and military are gold medal winners in that respect.