Right-wing Evangelical Fundamentalism claims to “go back to roots of Christianity.” In fact, the “literal” (i.e. the earth was created in seven literal days) reading of the Bible was invented in the 19th century. Few fundamentalists care about the early church, the Gospels, the Catholic traditions, Augustine, Arian heresies, encyclicals and councils. Rather, they blend Southern Conservatism, bastardized Protestantism, some Pauline doctrine, gross nationalism and a heavy dose of naive anti-intellectualism for a peculiar American strain of bullshit. As Reverend Cornel West has noted, “the fundamentalist Christians want to be fundamental about everything, except ‘love thy neighbor.’”
2 thoughts on “Bible verses”
I agree wholeheartedly with everything . . . except the use of the term ‘naive.’ If anything’s certain, it’s that the 1%’s conservative political kabuki is carefully crafted and marketed.
There is also that “turn the other cheek” thing.
Jesus Christ! Too good for this world or any other!
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