Watching the Rachel Maddow show recently, my jaw dropped. Then I practically drooled. Out of relief. Finally someone was saying the (Fundamentalist Christian) Emperor has no clothes.
Actually, that hot bod he brags about constantly is looking pretty darned saggy.
Or, to put it in the word of a great spiritual, “Everybody talkin’ ’bout Heaven ain’t goin’ there.”
The guest, Frank Schaeffer was commenting on a recent survey where 35% of conservative Republicans either believe that President Obama is the Anti-Christ or “aren’t sure.” Maddow mentioned another survey, as well: 60% of McCain voters in New Jersey do not think Obama is an American citizen.
Here’s a link to the transcript of the show and a YouTube version of the interview.
CHECK OUT THIS PART OF THE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT
Schaeffer’s articulate, cleansing words include these:
The mainstream not just media but culture doesn’t sufficiently take stock of the fact that within our culture we have a sub-culture, which is literally a fifth column of insanity, that is bred from birth through home-school, Christian school, evangelical college, whatever, to reject facts as a matter of faith….
When we talk about the Left Behind series of books that I talk about in my book Crazy for God, what we’re really talking about is a group of people who are resentful because they know they’ve been left behind by modernity, by science, by education, by art, by literature.
The rest of us our getting on with our lives; these people are standing on a hilltop waiting for the end. And this is a dangerous group of people to have as neighbors and they’re our national neighbors and this is the source of all these insanities that we see leveled at the president.
One way or another they go back to this little evangelical subculture… it’s a disaster.
Maddow: … How do you work to move people off of that position? It doesn’t seem like facts are relevant in trying to move people away from these beliefs.
Schaeffer: You don’t work to move them off this position. You move past them.
Look, a village cannot reorganize village life to suit the village idiot. It’s as simple as that, and we have to understand: we have a village idiot in this country. It’s called fundamentalist Christianity.
And, until we move past these people, and let me add as a former life-long Republican, until the Republican leadership has the guts to stand up and say it would be better not to have a Republican party than to have a party that caters to the village idiot, uh, there’s gonna be no end in sight.
AURA READING THE VILLAGE IDIOT
Enter Aura Reading. The purpose of Aura Reading is to find truth about people. This kind of truth can’t hide under religious or political or other ideology.
It’s an equal-opportunity truth. It can’t be faked. And you need not belong to any religion, organized or “disorganized,” if you want to read auras in depth and detail. You simply need literacy of a certain kind. (See the LINKS section at the end of this post.)
One reason why I wish that every intelligent, curious person on earth would become an Aura Reader is that Fundamentalist Christians wouldn’t be able to get away with the kind of hypocrisy, showmanship, even (in my view) a kind of spiritual terrorism.
A REALITY CHECK ON RELIGION — THIRD EYES
Every aura contains loads of information. Different parts of an aura contain different types of information. The part of an aura around the forehead, sometimes called the “Third Eye,” contains 50 chakra databanks that pertain to spiritual experience.
Every alleged religious or spiritual authority really deserves to receive an Aura Reading that includes some of these databanks.
If you’ve ever seen my novel for empaths, An Empath Among the Righteous, you know how I satrized the religious “Right.”
The simplest way to put what I’ve found over the years is this:
The size of the cross is inversely proportional to the amount of religious connection.
WHOSE AURA WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO READ?
In support of Frank Schaeffer, Rachel Maddow, and all Americans who have managed to avoid the cult known as “Fundamentalist Christianity,” I plan a series of Aura Reading posts over the next week or so.
Next I will explain more background on the types of problem that is typical for members of this particular cult, observations made over the decades.
And then I aim to do Aura Reading on three Republican politicians.
One I feel I just must do is Virginia politican Robert McDonnell. But the other two are up for grabs.
ENTER THE CONTEST
You’re invited to name the Fundamentalist spokesperson of your choice. Explain your choice. That’s what COMMENTS are for.
I’ll choose the two entries that seem most compelling.
Not that the Aura Readings will be simple, necessarily. Each person is unique. Even when I go hypocrisy hunting, I’ll find some talents.