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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 03:38 PM

Barr blames "secularists" for decline in religious values, why not blame religious conservatives?

In a speech at University of Notre Dame’s law school Friday, Barr blamed “secularists” and “so-called progressives” for wreaking havoc on American society. Barr’s depiction of a war between the non-religious and people of faith shocked legal experts, who saw Barr’s defense of religious freedom as an assault on the First Amendment’s protection against the government’s establishment of any religion.

“This is not decay,” Barr said. “This is organized destruction. Secularists and their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion & traditional values.” (Barr spent years profiting off of these same industries he is attacking. He served as general counsel at Verizon for eight years, held a had a paid position on the board of Time Warner for nine, and represented telecoms giant GTE in the 1990s.)

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/10/attorney-general-barr-rages-against-secularist-assault-on-religion/

Funny how everyone is to blame BUT the one group most responsible for what is going on here. I'm not super-religious, but I believe. And I think religion should be about something greater than yourself; something that transcends class, race, and gender. And I think it may be worded differently, but I think it's a common belief.

The people who elected Trump, they see religion as a tool for power and money. These Franklin Graham and prosperity gospel pushers, to them it's about making money and getting fame. And people who aren't being sucked in see through it.

It's Barr's people who see having wealth as a sign of God's love.

It's Barr's people who have deformed religion; turned it from something from mystical experience and spirituality and into something materialistic and justifying the system.

It's Barr's people who have corrupted religion; turning it from a check on authority and into a seal of approval on the status quo and power.

Right wing evangelicals who supported the 2003 Iraq War to "get revenge for 9/11" and/or to bring on the "end times" then call Trump a "man of peace"... they are the decay, they are the destruction.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 03:41 PM

1. Never underestimate the Christian Taliban

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Response to walkingman (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 03:44 PM

2. Amen

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 05:41 PM

3. 1 Timothy 3:3 also says that leaders in the church

must be "free from the love of money,"

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 05:55 PM

4. whiny.little.bitch.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 05:57 PM

5. Take responsibility for yourselves!

Your insular ways are turning away people. You don't need anybody's help for that.

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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 07:32 PM

6. The USA is a secular Nation.

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