posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 11:48 AM
Many of you may be too young to remember the 1980's. THAT was the time people should have been worrying about religious ascendancy. The single thing
that set America on it's course to present disaster was when the Religious right locked step with the Republican Party in 1980 during Reagan's
Remember the Moral Majority?
The beginning of record labeling and rating for parents?
When these 2 movements joined they overwhelmed the Democrats and Progressives and took the White House for 12 consecutive years. Preachers like Jerry
Falwell, Pat Robertson, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggart and Jim and Tammy Bakker were at their peak then each taking in 50 -100 Million$ annually. This
was when religion crossed the line in to politics and somehow they swallowed the Republican lies for the sake of making their religious issues items
on the Republican political agenda. Overturning Roe V Wade, endless support for Israel, instituting censorship of music and art, ending public funding
or the arts, destroying liberal arts education, rolling back women's rights as well as LGBTs. Sermons commonly made references to Armageddon as a
good thing - the cleansing sword of the Lord.
Had it not been for the interference of the churches in politics then Reagan probably wouldn't have won. Carter would have gotten a 2nd term. George
Bush might never have become President and several wars in the Middle East might never have been fought.
They unleashed the devil with their blind support for the Republicans and here we are almost time to pay the piper.
The kind of religion in the OP, social justice and prosperity theology is the other side of the coin from the Fundamentalist religion of the 80's -
it's the far left version. I don't see this growing unless it would be through Hispanic followers - most of whom have little money. Neither party
is ready to cater to this group and they don't appear to have a political leaning inherent in their movement.
I do agree their theology is dangerous but I don't see the danger of it turning in to any kind of mass movement of the kind we witnessed in the
80's. Its people of this belief who are most dangerous when in positions that are critical to our nuclear defenses. I sure don't want any
Dominionists with their finger on the nuclear button.