Monday, December 8, 2014

A Veritable Circus of Religious Freaks

First of all, Ben Carson.

Ben Carson is a 7th Day Adventist. While our Constitution says there shall be no religious test to hold a political office, someone who is a 7th Day Adventist should be considered very carefully by the voters, for this sect/cult is pure nonsense.  A person who believes in the tenets of Adventism must be considered a religious freak.

Carson, though, holds political views which are even worse.  He's ultra-right on the batshit crazy side of things.  For example, he said earlier this year that the United States is "very much like Nazi Germany."  What?  Yup.  The reason is that the Kenyan Usurper is using the government to "intimidate the population."

I'm not quite sure how that works seeing as how most of the dummies that voted in the last cycle voted for the same assholes who got us into this horrible mess to begin with and those assholes have been running the government for a long time.

Oh, wait, it's the IRS.  The government (i.e. Obama) is using the IRS to "punish" its opponents.  Hmmm.  Now how does that work? The Wall Street gangsters, who should be on a chain gang, are still intact and still stealing, still trying to grab even more of our money with their latest charade of insisting that any deal which would stop the impetus to shut down the government must allow them to continue with their shady financial practices!

Carson is part of that cadre of medical doctors who are dumber than doorknobs when it comes to politics, American history, and common sense (cf. James Inhofe of Oklahoma - climate change is a hoax, and Paul Broun of Georgia - evolution is the devil's work to send us all to hell).  Carson actually said that Obamacare was the "worst thing" since slavery.  Huh?

And when asked about the problem in Ferguson, Missouri, Carson opined that the reason young, unarmed black men like Michael Brown are getting shot by the police is because they "never really learn how to relate to authority in the proper way."

Yassuh master, that's what he said!

And then when the conversation turned to "a sense of entitlement," Carson blamed women's liberation.  "I think a lot of it really got started in the '60s with the 'me generation.''What's in it for me?'  I hate to say it, but a lot of it had to do with the women's lib movement."

It will be fun when the race for the White House begins.  Oops, I guess it already has.  This IS fun!

On to the sports arena.  Ray Rice, the Baltimore Raven football player, who knocked his fiancee out cold in an Atlantic City elevator last February is gonna be playing football again.  He’s been reinstated in the NFL.  

According to the latest version, his fiancee who is now his wife, claims the “assault … was part of God’s divine plan to raise awareness for domestic abuse in America.”

“God chose me and Ray for a reason,” she believes.


Greg Laurie, a wingnut preacher on the far right side of reality, claims there is “No Question These Are the End Times; America’s Role as Superpower Will Diminish as New World Order Forms.”

“Harvest Ministries Pastor Greg Laurie said Sunday his study of Bible prophecy and current events shows America will fade as the world’s foremost superpower in the last days, either because it will join with the antichrist or it will be diminished by the rapture.

Bible prophecy is really something.  Gotta wonder, though, why every Biblical prophet these days gets different meanings from the same material.

David Jeremiah, another far right lunatic, says “The End Times Are Here and Began With the Re-Establishment of Israel.”  The End Times began in 1948 says Jeremiah.  Poor Israel doesn't have a chance.  All the Israelis who haven't accepted Christ are going to hell and that road to hell got a jump start in 1948!

Back to sports, specifically golf.  Larry Alford, when he was 18, was supposedly a top golf star ranked up there with Tiger.  (The name is not familiar to me, so maybe that claim in an exaggeration.)  Then he was in a car accident - he’d been partying and drinking.  He was seriously injured, spent months in the hospital and underwent over 50 surgeries.

He lost his left arm.

But he’s found God or Jesus or both.  That happened because he started asking himself why this happened to him.  Somehow God told him one reason was he “never stuck with Christ in my walk through high school and college.”

He began praying about getting  back on a golf course, and found someone who designed a “one-of-a-kind” prosthetic that works pretty good.  

Now he travels around to golf tournaments raising money for charity by challenging other golfers on the course.

But the big thing is “I feel I have been saved because all those people who have been in accidents and lost a limb, God has put me in their life to encourage them that they can go on in life.”

And finally, a bizness called Samaritan Ministries - “a Biblical, non-insurance approach to health care needs.”  Here's how it appears to work.  You put in your money which is put into a pool and then when you need money for a health problem, they give you some of your money back.

But it's only for "committed Christians."  What follows is from their website:

If you are a committed Christian, you do not have to violate your faith by purchasing health insurance from a company that pays for abortions and other unbiblical medical practices. You can live consistently with your beliefs by sharing medical needs directly with fellow believers through Samaritan Ministries’ non-insurance approach. This approach even satisfies the Federal health care law’s (Affordable Care Act) requirement that you have insurance or pay a penalty-tax (see 26 United States Code Section 5000A, (d), (2), (B)).
The IRS will be issuing details explaining how your participation in health care sharing through Samaritan Ministries will exempt you from the penalty-tax. Since those details will not be needed until 2015 when you file your 2014 tax return, it may be a while before the information is released. Samaritan Ministries is working with the IRS to develop these procedures and will notify all of its members as soon as finalized.
Every month the more than 36,000 households of Samaritan Ministries share more than $9 million in medical needs directly—one household to another. They also pray for one another and send notes of encouragement. The monthly share for a family of any size has never exceeded $405, and is even less for singles, couples, and single-parent families.

Ha, ha.  It’s a socialist healthcare program for true believers!  Ha, ha!

If you want to know more, click here.


William Kendall said...

To call these people far right lunatics isn't sufficient to describe them. It's like calling Crater Lake a pond.

Professor Chaos said...

I'm just baffled by the people who want Ben Carson to run for President. He's obviously a lunatic.

It's sad ho wpeople who have had terrible things happen to them decide that it was "God's will." No, golfer, you got in a car crash because you drank and drove. It was your fault. That behavior can be changed. Janay Rice got beat up because her husband is a violent asshole. Not her fault, but she could get as far away as possible from him. As long as folks like that say it's just part of "God's plan" or whatever, how will they ever improve their situations?

Bob Poris said...

If everything is God’s plan, we are all off the hook and have nothing to say that would change an all powerful, all knowing god. The same is true for god giving man free will. We are then responsible for our choices. That kind of god is easier to accept. That’s like having a wise Parent as one’s guide.

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