Sunday, April 01, 2018

Fooling the faithful.

TWEET ME"As an atheist, I'm finding Easter on April Fool's Day to be a fucking hoot...

-Doug in Oakland" 


I couldn't resist that comment which accompanied my last post from a regular in the fields. 

Anyway, today is the holiest of days for white evangelical Christians in America, and on this day, their leader, rather than tweet an inspirational message of peace, or of God's grace, chose to tweet a hateful and divisive screed about illegal immigration.

He even went to church with his wife. You know, the one he cheated on--- soon after she gave birth to his youngest child-- with a playboy bunny and a porn star.

Polls show that most white American evangelicals support this president. The fact that he is a bigot, a thief, an alleged rapist, and a conman, means nothing. Throw in the fact that he makes fun of the disabled and of poor people in Third World countries, and you have to wonder if these people who support him understand irony, or if they even consider doing a little self-reflection every now and then. 
 
White American evangelicals claim that they support this current president because they felt that their religion was under siege under former president Obama. Now, with trump, they believe that they have a friend in Washington,  and that he will protect their religion and American way of life by stacking the courts with like minded people, and pushing for laws that will do harm to those other people; not them. So even if they know that he raped someone, as Jerry Falwell, Jr. recently suggested,  they are still not sure  if they would pull their support for him.

 Michael Gerson nailed the dilemma facing white evangelical trump supporters in his excellent essay for the Atlantic magazine:

"Trump supporters tend to dismiss moral scruples about his behavior as squeamishness over the president’s “style.” But the problem is the distinctly non-Christian substance of his values. Trump’s unapologetic materialism—his equation of financial and social success with human achievement and worth—is a negation of Christian teaching. His tribalism and hatred for “the other” stand in direct opposition to Jesus’s radical ethic of neighbor love. Trump’s strength-worship and contempt for “losers” smack more of Nietzsche than of Christ." 

Today is the day Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead. I dare say that if he were to wake up today he would wonder why he even bothered.




53 comments:

Lance Cockstrong said...

As a well endowed black man, I find white Christians thinking Jesus was a micro dick white boy to be a fucking hoot.

Puerto Rican food looks, smells, and tastes like shit said...

It's sad that tr**p hoodwinked so many devout Christians into believing that he stood for their values.

Philip Bump said...

And yet blacks flock to the church just like they flock to the Democratic Party. Why? Because blacks can't think for themselves, which is completely unsurprising considering they have smaller brains.

And still fuckboys remain said...

And yet whites flock to the church just like they flock to the Republican Party. Why? Because white fuckboys can't think for themselves, which is completely unsurprising considering they have smaller brains.

White feminists are retarded cunts said...

Religion is on the way out. More and more people are waking up and realizing that god is a useless piece of shit. Now if we could only do something about all those wacko Christians and Muslims.

I Hate Spics, Gooks, Kikes and Faggots said...

The white race is a disease. They are good for nothing except to be mocked and ridiculed.

#BlackPride #BlackPower #BlackisBeautiful

PilotX said...

I can't really be mad at them for their voting habits. Hillary was ok but not my first choice but I did want her to appoint some center left to left judges because I also understand the SC is where the real power lies in this country.

Dave Zirin said...

Maybe blacks should worry more about the criminality and drug use in their own communities before they pass judgment on other people.

dinthebeast said...

If Jesus showed up today, white evangelicals would cheer the Republicans on as they threw him into Guantanamo.

There are good Christians, though. Jimmy Carter and William Barber are both fine human beings. And one of my favorite political bloggers (and podcasters) is a Christian. She has a master's degree in divinity from Harvard and has said that she believes God loves atheists best.

Bishop Barber was asked about being an evangelical, when so much hate and un-Christian rhetoric and behavior were coming out of the evangelical community, and he said that those folks weren't really evangelicals at all, but were instead right-wing extreme religionists.

And don't forget that we owe rock and roll to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who never lost her faith while bringing black gospel music backed by her wicked electric guitar out of the black churches and onto the world's stage twenty years before Elvis and his crew stole it from a black church in Memphis from behind the ropes set up to segregate the place.

Freedom of religion is a good thing. Freedom of speech makes freedom of religion an even better thing.

-Doug in Oakland

And another fuckboy said...

Maybe whites should worry more about the criminality and drug use in their own communities before they pass judgment on other people.

Anonymous said...

White evangelical Christianity has a shady history in this country.

Evangelicals first became politically active as part of the “massive resistance” to ending Jim Crow in the South. When laws and court rulings forced public schools to racially integrate, white parents yanked their kids out of those schools and sent them to religious schools in an attempt to use a “faith loophole” to remain whites-only.

When liberals then ripped that loophole away, stripping their churches of their tax-exempt status for running racist schools, evangelicals turned into the politically organized rat bastards we know and hate today.

It Wasn’t Abortion That Formed the Religious Right. It Was Support for Segregation.

The Religious Right didn’t turn into hypocrites overnight, by the way. They’ve been like that for a long time now. Their beliefs are a warped perversion of Christianity. (The “prosperity gospel” is pretty much the opposite of what the Bible preaches. Jesus the steely-eyed hypercapitalist? What a joke.)

So, no, the Religious Right don’t love Trump despite him not sharing their values; Trump DOES share their most important value. Because what they value the most is a bigoted social order: whites over blacks, men over women, straights over gays, and contempt for anyone who follows a religion different from theirs.

Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell were trash long before Trump ever dreamed of getting into politics. White American evangelicals supporting Trump is only shocking if you’re someone who has actually swallowed the lies those evangelicals tell about themselves, and completely ignored the shitty way they act.

Flying Junior said...

Eewww! Yecch!

Trump in church on Easter would be like trying to drink somebody else's vomit.

That fucking demon doesn't know Christ. If I was the pastor of the church I would call from the pulpit for the SS agents to remove the filthy stain upon the name of all good Christians and the ushers to show the entire lot to the door. Then all of the church-goers could join in the chorus of shaming Trump out of the congregation. The prayer warriors and warrioresses could pray that he be bound in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ to have no power over the demon-possessed in the House of God.

Once you invoke the Name of Christ, there ain't shit the demons can do. They have to leave. They flee like pigs driven off of a cliff.

I had a pretty good Easter. I was playing the big organ with a full choir, brass quintet and full choir. We did the Hallelujah Chorus. I was swinging like Tarzan. Mom and Dad were there. My daughter briefly brought up politics after dinner. I warned her not to get me started. I hope everybody had a happy and healthy, Trump-free holiday. Man I hate that son-of-a-bitch!

Happy Easter to all of the good people. Look this one brothers and sisters.

O Happy Day, by Quincy Jones. The radio guys were really playing some great stuff today in honor of the holiday. The country station played a bluegrass send-up of, "I Want to be Ready to Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John." Then they played Johnnie Cash and June Carter Cash with the Statler Brothers and Carl Perkins all singing, "Daddy Played Bass..."

Good day for music. I started the morning with the first song on the Jazz radio station Gospel show. Big production of, "Near the Cross." Incredible.

Flying Junior said...

News flash, Puerto Rican food man.

Those phony holier-than-thou Christian retards don't give a flying fuck at a rolling donut anything about Trumps morals or spirituality. They tell us with a straight face that he was sent by God to counter the evil corruption of Obama and the Clintons. As long as he is willing to pay lip service to the politics of the religious right, despite his obvious character flaws, they welcome and celebrate him as a great champion of Evangelical Christians.

I think the modern definition of Evangelical mostly means assholes who behave more hypocritically than the crunchy Pharisees that gave Jesus a hard time with their zealous narrow-mindedness. We are all Evangelical in our Witness and Testimony. But we don't claim the title when Pew Research asks us about how often we share our faith.

Evangelicals hate gays. "Love the sinner, hate the sin," right? They oppose abortion, yet don't seem to care anything about people who have already been born. They like guns in church. They like guns in cars and bars. What could possibly go wrong? They vote a straight republican ticket, hate the democratic party. They support war and ever-increasing budget and allocation for the MIC and the Pentagon. Even though they claim they are anti-war libertarians who long for the leadership of Eisenhower and Kennedy.

Some crazy fucks those dumb Evangelical Christians.

Anonymous said...

No Chinese ever called me a fuckboi.

Drew Magary said...

Blacks would rather gangbang than uplift members of their communities.
Black men would rather rape white women than fight AIDS.
Black women would rather waste money on weave than take care of their children.
Blacks would rather smoke blunts and rink 40's than do anything else.

The CoatesvilleExPat said...

"Anyway, today is the holiest of days for white evangelical Christians in America..."

Oh Judge, you never fail to deliver. I know several million African & Asian Brothers & Sisters who see you right now. You need to free your mind my friend. And if you're still believing that white hoods, burning crosses and the Christian faith are congruous, you need to go back to school.

PilotX said...

"And if you're still believing that white hoods, burning crosses and the Christian faith are congruous, you need to go back to school."

They always have been in the past. Why would this be so different now?

White fuckboys are like roaches said...

Whites would rather smoke meth than uplift members of their communities.

Whites would rather reconfigure their trucks to spew out more pollution than bother to read a book.

Whites would rather sell their kids for meth than raise them properly.

Whites would rather shoot each other at country music concerts than deal with their massive opioid problem.

White men would rather rape white babies than get a job.

PilotX said...

Great, rightwing propaganda disguised as news๐Ÿ˜–

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/04/anchors-reciting-sinclair-propaganda-is-terrifying-in-unison.html?utm_campaign=nym&utm_medium=s1&utm_source=fb&utm_campaign=nym&utm_medium=s1&utm_source=fb

PilotX said...

https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how-americas-largest-local-tv-owner-turned-its-news-anc-1824233490

mike from iowa said...

Anonymous Drew Magary said..like other wasicu fuckbois I got my BS and PHDs from Fake Noize channel. (BS meaning bullshit and PHD meaning poled higher and deeper.)

Deplorable Me said...

"Polls show that most white American evangelicals support this president."

Maybe because he is the President in 30 years who doesn't explicitly pursue policies that attack their way of life.

Pilot X's half brother said...

PilotX said...
"Great, rightwing propaganda disguised as news"
---

Rightwing? Did you listen to what they are saying? It's all about "fake news" and how you should only trust the MSM and Deep State propaganda, the same message you Russian-conspiracy, globalist-supporting, Democracy Dies in Darkness progressives have been bleating since the election.

It's horrifying how few people control 95% of global media. We all swim in a sea of lies.

Anonymous said...

Quote Anon 6:43 yesterday:

It's nice that Mr. Field Negro was able to remember today that the true miracle of Easter is the opportunity it provides to make both snarky comments denigrating Christianity as well as self righteous comments cynically invoking the name of Jesus to further a political agenda.

And Field follows up today with a post mocking Evangelical's religion and then segueing right into berating them for not standing up for principles he finds detestable.

J. Burton said...

I hope on Resurrection Sunday that everyone took a moment to reflect on the TRUE meaning of Easter — which is that the President of the United States of America isn't allowed to treat all citizen's interests equally, because that would be racist.

Without deep-thinking theologians like the Field Negro, I would've NEVER realized that the truest, innermost meaning of every major Christian holiday is "comply with the socio-political programs of 21st century neoliberalism."

PilotX said...

"Rightwing? Did you listen to what they are saying? It's all about "fake news" and how you should only trust the MSM and Deep State propaganda, the same message you Russian-conspiracy, globalist-supporting, Democracy Dies in Darkness progressives have been bleating since the election"

It's Orwelian double speak. People with a half grain of sense can understand that.๐Ÿ˜„

Republican Jezus said...

Without deep-thinking theologians like the Field Negro, I would've NEVER realized that the truest, innermost meaning of every major Christian holiday is "comply with the socio-political programs of 21st century neoliberalism."
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Nah, we all know Jezus was a rabid rightwing nutjob who hated immigrants, abortion and loved burning crosses.

Republican Jezus said...

https://www.google.com/amp/wreg.com/2017/04/05/mississippi-governor-signs-off-on-confederate-heritage-month/amp/

Yee haw!

Anonymous said...

The progressive left Nazis want your 1st Amendment rights too!!

Anonymous said...

Obama is the third anti-christ

mike from iowa said...

Great day for ivory apes. affluenza kid killer let out of jail. Murders 4 innocents and gets probation. Jumps bail and flees to Mexico and that is somehow not a crime in lily white, soon to be purple Texass.

Wasicu woman in Maryland attempts to kill 11 year old autistic child with a bow saw. Nice.

Man tossed 2 year old son out of third story window.

Drumpfuck the dumbfuck invites his butt fucking buddy Putin for a sleepover in the WH. Drumpf apparently can't get enough Russian abuse.

gotpanda said...

As a Chinese-American I find it ironic that so many black people worship a god that was forced on them during slavery. Talk about Stockholm Syndrome. It also demonstrates the lack of critical thinking prominent in the black community.


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Anonymous said...

mike from iowa is a jew.

dinthebeast said...

"It's horrifying how few people control 95% of global media. We all swim in a sea of lies."

And so you support Sinclair's first move in the most consequential media consolidation going right now?
I guess you must get off on being horrified.

Not all evangelicals behave like right-wing shitheads, only the right-wing shitheads among them, who are mostly white, for some reason.

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

I tried yer link, gotpands. Funny thing is I got a virus warning from that site. That is all I got, thanks.

Anyfuckingmoronmoose, what difference would it make if I was a Jew? For the record I am Scotch-Irish and was raised First Baptist until I was allowed to throw off the yoke of organized religion. There is no god because if there really was, you wasicu wastey phony kristians would have burnt in hell millions of years ago. Yes, you are THAT bad!

Republican Jezus said...

As an atheist American I find it ironic that so many white conservative evangelicals worship a god that allows abortion and gay marriage. Talk about Stockholm Syndrome. It also demonstrates the lack of critical thinking prominent in the white evangelical fuck boi community.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the gooks and chinks!

Anonymous said...

God will not be mocked.

Anonymous said...

dinthebeast said...
"And so you support Sinclair's first move in the most consequential media consolidation going right now?"

Funny how you focus on Sinclair:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8iFc1fWAAAtx07.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cxgu5hhXcAAJvWI.jpg:large

(((Your Media))) said...

"It's horrifying how few people control 95% of global media. We all swim in a sea of lies."

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."

- Malcolm X

Man, are FB's dumb said...

Funny how you focus on Sinclair:
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Uh yeah, they will have 72% reach more than any other media company if they acquire Tribune. Duh.

Republican Jezus said...

“I am not a racist. I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.” — Malcolm X

Deplorable Me said...

So, Malcolm X was against Affirmative Action?

Anonymous said...

"Uh yeah, they will have 72% reach more than any other media company if they acquire Tribune."

Sinclair is local news. They will have very little reach compared to NBC/ABC/CBS/CNN/PBS/MSNBC/CNBC/NYT/WaPo/AP/UPI/Reuters/BBC/AL Jazeera.

Anonymous said...

"The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed - where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once."

-Alex Kozinski

Grateful Brown Person said...

Thank you to all the White men, past and present, who built the modern world.

field negro said...

"Thank you to all the White men, past and present, who built the modern world."

By "built" do you mean exploited it?

Asking for a friend.





Anonymous said...

Left wing types want to gut the Bill of Rights.

mike from iowa said...

Sinclair owns many local abc, nbc and cbs affiliates.

Anonymous said...

Local news. Nobody under 65 watches local news.

And most of them take direction from their networks.

Flying Junior said...

Philip Bump,

You need to die. You are not need upon the Earth.

What happens when you click your hypertext? I would trust a son-of-a-bitch like you as fast I would trust a can of ham with a puncture dated May of 1998.

What the fuck is going on with the U.S.A when some dumb cocksucker like you just takes a deep breath and blows his hot air to condemn African Americans, the Christian Church and the Democratic Party all in one big fart?

Thanks for playing.

Anonymous said...

"Thank you to all the White men, past and present, who built the modern world."

By "built" do you mean exploited it?

Asking for a friend.


Seriously?  You think White people "exploited" electric power generators, railroads, indoor plumbing, sawn lumber, the keystone arch, and the transistor?  You think they were just lying around and White people got them through "privilege"?

How about the very law you practice, which originated in the English common law?  That was "exploited", not created by the English themselves?  You think Africa had it too, but colonialists stole it or something?

You would have to be as dumb a box of rocks to believe that, but you're definitely not.  That makes you an ungrateful sack of shit who should be removed to Liberia 5 minutes ago.  Or just removed, how and to where doesn't matter.  Cheaper and faster is better.

Farting Junior chimed in:

What happens when you click your hypertext?

I suspect that you really ARE as dumb as a box of rocks.  You can mouse over the link and see that it goes to Twatter.

Philip Bump,

You need to die. You are not need upon the Earth.


I love the smell of projection in the morning.  It smells like... victory.

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lilac = cunt