As in the song "Lawyers In Love" we have a land, a nation with too many in high places willing to do anything for money neglecting people, honor and principle but a change is coming. No more falling for the lie of living only individualistic and independent lives leaving us divided and conquerable by powerful special interests but a people, a nation collaborating for the greater common good in various groups all across the nation. A land of people working together to help one another with a vision moreover as Jesus would have us be. Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, Kindness....something about another Land. The change is coming

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Limbaughs And Becks Easily Exploit Religious Right

The Republican religious rightwing, unable to face themselves or the mistakes they have made the last 10 years, turn to anyone who can come up with an excuse(explanation) for why they failed the country/trashed the country. Those such as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck understanding the rightwing inability to face themselves in the past implore any convoluted reasoning for the desperate rightwing to again avoid facing their failure exploiting this weakness to the max using fearful thinking in conjuring up conspiritorial possibilities for why things did not work for them. It becomes salve for the burned consciences of the rightwing lost in the darkness of failure as they grapple for anything or any reason to explain why their "god inspired" ideology failed.

The rightwing, so rarely ever able to admit they are wrong have pinned and equated their politics to God therefore trapping themselves in an "ideology that must not fail" predicament. People like Glenn Beck are perfect outlets for these religio-political failures that must have or find an explantion besides being wrong. Wrong is not an option. The rightwing crowd beg for an out and the Limbaughs and Becks oblige at every turn and every season as if the religious right should actually never be wrong and if they, the rightwing/religious right are in perfect agreement with God they cannot be wrong....ever!
And so these rightwing TV and radio pundits have job security.

It might even be that were it not for hucksters like Beck and Limbaugh many rightwingers would have become suicidal. Remember if your politics become as one with God in such a way then your politics become infallible and you cannot be wrong. Many of those on the religious right were probably about to lose their minds and if there is any benefit at all to people like Beck it is that he may have helped save some lives. (laughing but not too loud) Seriously, facing yourself and getting real before God is not just the best option it is the only option.

You would think that if those that profess to be Christians, and were in fact true Christians, they would have the wisdom to discern their exploitation but this nation has in deed fallen away from the true spiritual wisdom and strength of God because we have allowed money, flesh and material things to dumbdown and downgrade our spiritual soul and our spiritual eyes. It is people like Limbaugh and Beck that have deceived Christians into binding a love of money ideology with faith. Every thing they preach protects the interest of those who love money whether in private or public business. As one of them often loves to say "follow the money trail" ,as if to turn this axiom back on it's original intent, but I indeed encourage you to honestly follow the money trail in all this because it is not that complicated and if you really care about it you can see through all of it to the truth.
These rightwing pundits, out of the fear that money is losing it's influence, make claims like "the teachings of Jesus might promote socialism but to that I would say who is your God? Jesus or capitalism?, Jesus or money? Let the teachings of Jesus bear fruit to the truth and if they want to decry churches that support social justice I would say there was no social justice until God brought it into the world. The Limbaughs and Becks criticize social justice because it often involves using tax dollars from the rich and powerful or themselves to fulfill the programs that deliver social justice and they love to tickle the ears of those rich and powerful with anti-social justice rhetoric because they know their own deficient deceptive thinking will be promoted by the rich and powerful in order to sway the masses to serve the interests of the rich and powerful. For the Limbaughs and Becks it's scurrilous job security. Like I say really follow the money trail. These exploiters of a failed ideology and it's adherents want to make money any way they can and they know there are those like themselves that do not want to share little at all and that want to keep all their tax cut money and it is this that is at the root of it.

If a man does not have his soul, that is his honest conscience before God, he will not have the means for courage in resisting money or fear and what you should be wary of are those who exploit, manipulate and preach without that kind of soul.


Norma said...

When has the religious left ever admitted to a mistake or misleading the people about the gospel? Beck talks a lot about religion, he is a libertarian, and Rush almost never, and I think he is a Republican. All Christians seem to cherry pick their way through Scripture, chosing gay marriage for pastors, and deleting all personal pronouns from the Godhead, or thinking government grants to do what Jesus said is just fine and dandy (both right and left do this, which is a huge puzzle to me.)

Doug said...

Thanks for commenting.

What ever Rush calls himself I would say a Republican by any other name is still a Republican.

For the religious right it is America right or wrong, their politics evidently right or wrong. The religious left is clearly not bound up in this kind of spiritual national pride.
As for my Christian position I consider it Christian center but because of the religious right I don't mind being called Christian left. I certainly have been called religious right by the left long as Iam called Christian that is the first thing. It is the Kingdom of God first then my family and then perhaps country if it falls in line with scripture. There are Christians all over the earth and they and we are part of the true nation, the kingdom of God. This is the reality not the religious something or other and we should believe and behave so.

Again thanks for the comment

Doug said...

I want to follow up by saying that Iam opposed to gay marriage let alone gay pastors or anything gay. The apostle Paul makes this position very clear by emphasis. In the first chapter of his first book the first teaching on personal conduct is that a man or woman laying with the same is sin.
Emphasis and context is everything in scripture. Having said that, Christians should deal with homosexuality in a spirit of love rather than condemnation but should remain firm in their opposition to it.

Now with regard to government grants and such. God created government. There is no need to be so afraid when we have the checks and balances that our government provides. What we should be concerned about is the mishandling of govenment by staffing it with incompetent anti-government ideologues that are afraid of it's proper efficient function. God did not create govenment to run any other way and with the complexity of society there must be the interjection of government in order for society to run properly. As Christians we should not be afraid of something that God created and what we need to do is to take it back from the rich and powerful that would abuse it for their own ends disregarding the poor and needy. I believe the rightwings strong opposition to healthcare reform is a clear manifestation of this. Govenment should be as correct before God as is possible and as righteous as is possible. History has shown us that the poor and disadvantaged cannot depend on individual volunteerism from the people. To work effectively it must be concerted with an organizing entity. That entity is government. Use it, don't be afraid of it.
In the millenium I'am sure individual volunteerism will be the standard maybe because they will all give individually or because they will all give freely to the government directly under Jesus but today in this world we as Christains should show the world our love by supporting programs that help the needy. The world has never seen a government with such checks and balances on power. Only the rightwing in service to the rich and powerful demoan and demonize government because government will discipline their lust for more and more.
Follow the money trail and things will become clear. Jesus's teachings on money and the rich require courage to embrace in this society.
Let's be courageous Christians not fearful Christians.

Again, thanks for your comment Norma!