Tuesday, April 12, 2011
God, Mammon and the Christian Republican Wrecker Party
If the "Christian" part of the Christian Right groups were anything meaningful and constructive in this world, they would be screaming about the current bipartisan austerity economics being ungodly. Past popular leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez, both of whom were motivated in large part by their Christian religious convictions (Baptist and Catholic, respectively), would also be leading resistance against it. And, no, the ethnicity of the President would make no difference to them.
Glenn Smith in The Big Lacuna Firedoglake 04/10/2011 mostly doesn't use explicit religious language. He relies more on psycho-social concepts, e.g., the Congressional Republicans are "brutal sociopaths." But he makes the moral case against it very clear and he does mention the sin of idolatry:
Last October, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a Medicaid cost-cutting bill that ended funding for life or death organ transplants. After two people died, the state restored the funding.For all the ecumenicism a liberal Christian theologian might be able to muster, Mammon is still a destructive deity. Especially when worshipped fanatically by mean white people.
Tags: inequality, us economy
| +Save/Share | |
Links to this post:
No subject for immortal verse
That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
-- Cecil Day-Lewis from Where Are The War Poets?
[Tip: Point cursor to any comment to see title of post being discussed.]
SEARCH THIS SITE
News & Media Links