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    For all practical purposes hustling preachers taken collectively are a single priesthood as dangerous as any traditional priesthood that would turn America, and the world, into a theocracy. THEOCRACY IS WHERE THE BIG MONEY AND THE POWER TO FORCIBLY IMPLEMENT BEHAVIOR RESIDES. Sad to say, America’s Founders left the back door open when they guarded against major religions.

    Throughout history, priesthoods enriched themselves by saving the world with everybody else’s blood and sweat. Today’s preachers do it without belonging to a major religion like Roman Catholicism, or Islam, although hustling preachers disguise their lust for money, power, and debauchery behind the same messages every degenerate cleric spouted since time began.

    Slavery

    The greatest evil done by slavery to the country the Founders envisioned is only now surfacing. That evil is seen in the glorification of hustling preachers more than two centuries after the Constitution effectively dealt with the inherent dangers found in organized religions. Consider this: MLK’s message was rooted in slavery and built upon skin color even though the Civil War abolished slavery. With slavery gone 20th century hustlers discovered the mother lode —— civil Rights, equality, and entitlements.

    NOTE: I’ve often said that government and organized religion will always plague mankind. America’s Founders minimized the inherent evil in both; limit the government’s powers and keep organized religion voluntary. Give either one too much power and freedom dies.

    Today’s Americans must find a way to deal with hustling preachers as effectively as the Founding Fathers dealt with organized religion’s priesthoods.

    I’m not joking when I say MLK Day should be called Preachers’ Day —— that federal holiday honors a specific group of bible-thumping con artists as much as it honors King. Put the “I have a dream. . . ” con job behind you and you’ll see that MLK’s deification legitimated every street hustling preacher that ever was or ever will be. That’s quite an accomplishment when you calculate how many centuries traditional priesthoods owned the hereafter market.

    Consider President’s Day if you think I’m reaching too far on this.

    President’s Day combines the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. To be accurate it should have been called Two Presidents Day. That’s another reason it’s absurd to give Martin Luther King a day of his own, while Washington and Lincoln share a day.

    In reality, President’s Day morphed into a subtle celebration of every president’s birth. The very name —— President’s Day —— implies every president. How many people do you know say they are only honoring Washington and Lincoln? Even if every generation remembers that the third Monday in February honors two presidents only, I have no use for Lincoln; so why must I celebrate his birth along with Washington’s?

    Note that Lincoln is the government’s favorite president, while Washington is the peoples president. For obvious reasons it is the education industry that always made the two equal in greatness.

    President’s Day also solemnizes characters like Wilson, FDR, Carter, Clinton, and Hussein along with Washington, Madison, Jefferson, Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan.

    My point: It’s not much of stretch to say that every hustling preacher is honored along with MLK.

    And if you think street hustling preachers are less tyrannical than were priesthoods throughout history you are in for a rude awakening.

    There is no constitutional prohibition against an individual representing the arts, science, engineering, finance, or the business world, being honored with a national holiday, yet in spite of the First Amendment’s prohibition a representative of religion is the only one that got a holiday:


    Finally, I do not know if anybody else noticed it, but nothing was more telling than Hussein —— himself a street hustling preacher —— delivering his second inaugural speech on Martin Luther King Day.

    Should you disagree with my take on hustling preachers maybe T. J. can convince you:


     
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    The above post gives the word dumb a whole new meaning.
     
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    LMAO!! Hustling preachers. Blaming preachers for religious activity would be like blaming someone who designed a roller coaster with fifty deaths which happened when one of them failed because fittings had not been greased properly. It's the stupid bible we should be discussing.

    I do not believe that any of the writings by men are inspired by a creator. I do not believe that the wanderings of early, half civilized mankind and their new and developing imagination is anything more than their dreams and yes...outright hallucinations. Anybody who studies Revelations should quickly figure out that John was exiled, ill and delusional. Do you realize that none of the new testament was written till about 40-50 years after Jesus died? Do you realize that the six known historians who were alive while Jesus was doing his thing never mentioned the first miracle? Do you realize that it was nearly a thousand years after the new testament was written that most of mankind stopped defecating on the ground and wiping himself on his hand? The men who wrote the bible thought the earth was flat and the universe revolved around it. They knew no more about a star in the sky than my dog. They had no idea of what a germ or bacteria were and consequently believed that illness was a punishment by god. They believed in miracles, magic, ghosts, witchcraft, demon possession, exorcism, healing, resurrection, slavery and the subjugation of women.
    Some religions believe they will join their honorable ancestors if they live a good life. Some believe they will live multiple lives on this planet...gradually ascending to a perfect state of being. Some believe they will return as a snake or bird. Some believe they will have special rewards in the hereafter like virgins assigned to them for all eternity. Some believe they will join god on gossimer wings and pass through pearly gates and walk streets paved with gold while those who disagree with their faith will be burning in a lake of fire and brimstone for all eternity...in my opinion the most arrogant religious belief of all.

    There are more than 4,000 documented ways to believe in a supreme being and not a way to prove one. If you take one of those 4,000 and investigate it, Christianity, there are more than 44,000 denominations, sects, clans etc. If it's so important, why is it so complicated and confusing? In my opinion religion is divisive and as long as different cultures believe "God Is On Their Side" there will always be wars and terrorism and hatred among mankind when they should be getting treatment to the diseased and food to the starving.

    I studied the new testament for most of my life and was baptized when when I was 22 years old. I lived in the ways of the church for almost forty years. I made an honest effort to believe the bible and if I live to 100 there's no way I ever could. It's not in me. I'm an analyst. As soon as someone tells me something I immediately begin to run all the possibilities through my mind to determine if it sounds like a truth which can be proven. If it doesn't sound reasonable...I investigate it and if is in fact unreasonable I put it on the back burner. In my lifetime I have never seen or heard of anything which actually happened which could not be proven by circumstances, calculation, extrapolation and/or reasoning using mathmatics, chemistry...all the physical laws, axioms, postulates, etc. which have always been there but were discovered at various times in the past by mankind. I do not believe in devine intervention at any level. As I've said repeatedly I am what's commonly known as an agnostic. Lately I've become a militant agnostic. When I can't even attend a NASCAR race without some half educated bible thumper standing up and asking god to bless the drivers and crews...Duh!!Those people are making millions of dollars a year while there are over 900,000,000 people starving to death or suffering from the complications of malnutirtion...by default nearly all of the starving are children.

    I do not believe in virgin birth, healing leprosy by touching, walking on water, turning water into fine wine, raising from the dead, resurrection and I for sure do not believe that 5000 hungry men, plus women and children who also ate, were fed with two fish and five loaves then 12 baskets of leftovers were gathered.
     
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    To Cammmbell: Either show me a quote where I blamed preachers for religious activity, or devote some time to improving your reading comprehension skills.

    To Cammmbell: You got in your objections to the Bible. Don’t expect me to discuss them. When I want to discuss the Bible I will post a message about the Bible.
     
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    I think you miss the obvious point on the economics of religion. There is more money to be had with multiple religions than there is in a theocracy. For a theocracy to work, you would need to establish a specific heirarchy under a single religion, which would cut out a lot of very lucrative operations. It isn't going to happen.
     
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    ROTFLMAO!!!

    "For all practical purposes hustling preachers taken collectively are a single priesthood as dangerous as any traditional priesthood that would turn America, and the world, into a theocracy."

    Since four of every five on the streets of America call themselves Christians I assume a theocracy in this nation would have something to do with the bible.

    Who is it now who needs to improve their english composition?
     
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    It sure is strange that some Americans would feign concern about Christian fundamentalists when it's barely a decade since Islamic fundamentalists killed 3,000 people on a pretty day in September 2000 in the name of Allah.
     
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    That's alright....it gave George Bush a chance to attack Iraq. A sovereign nation which had never harmed the United States. All the administration had to do was tell 935 lies about non-existent Weapons Of Mass Destruction then all hell broke loose. Over 4400 young Americans lost their lives, about 35,000 more were seriously wounded, conservative estimates are that between 150,000 and 200,000 innocent Iraqis were killed and approximately 2,000,000 fled their homes into Syria or Jordon. Now there's a cowboy who can really fuck things up...and he said god told him to do it.
     
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    The jihad bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 during the Clinton administration and Bubba Bill took time to come out from under the desk with Monica and call the jihad "stupid people" and then went back to sodomy in the Oval Office. When the sleaze bag was caught in the act, he bombed a sovereign nation in Europe without permission from congress.. Democrats authorized president Bush to use the US Military to enforce UN sanctions against Saddam and then they spent the next couple of years undermining the mission and the Military.
     

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