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Wrecking Christianity: White American Evangelicals, from the “Money Hungry Preachers,” to the “Republican Party,” the “Stockholm Syndrome Followers,” and now “Donald Trump,” together, they have done more damage to Christianity, than any other Religion, Ethnic Groups, Race or Culture.

Posted in Wrecking Christianity with tags , , , , , , , on March 21, 2018 by sheriffali

[The Atlantic] “One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent political history—is the loyal adherence of religious conservatives to Donald Trump. The president won four-fifths of the votes of white evangelical Christians. This was a higher level of support than either Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush, an outspoken evangelical himself, ever received.

 

Trump’s background and beliefs could hardly be more incompatible with traditional Christian models of life and leadership. Trump’s past political stances (he once supported the right to partial-birth abortion), his character (he has bragged about sexually assaulting women), and even his language (he introduced the words pussy and shithole into presidential discourse) would more naturally lead religious conservatives toward exorcism than alliance. This is a man who has cruelly publicized his infidelities, made disturbing sexual comments about his elder daughter, and boasted about the size of his penis on the debate stage. His lawyer reportedly arranged a $130,000 payment to a porn star to dissuade her from disclosing an alleged affair. Yet religious conservatives who once blanched at PG-13 public standards now yawn at such NC-17 maneuvers. We are a long way from The Book of Virtues.

 

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’ radical ethic of neighbor love. Trump’s strength-worship and contempt for “losers” smack more of Nietzsche than of Christ. Blessed are the proud. Blessed are the ruthless. Blessed are the shameless. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after fame.”

 

Continue Reading – The Atlantic Evangelical Hypocrisy!

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Americans give Religion 82.5 Billion Annually and the people receiving the money are schemers!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2015 by sheriffali

 

[All Religions were created by fallible men and carried out by fallible people that use religion to “prey” on the vulnerable. Religion in America and Republican Politics are “indivisible.” Personally, I reject all Religions, I do not follow any.

 

The Pastors, Preachers, Deacons, Reverends or by whatever name they use, they purchase mansions, fly in Private Jets and are driven in Limousines. Their corruption is humongous and if you don’t believe me, Google their names and you would be shocked.

 

Benny Hinn had an affair with Paula White and ended up in a bitter Divorce with his wife. Joel Osteen and his wife bought a 10 Million Dollar Mansion. The photos are just some of the people but as you would ascertain, they are protected by Republican Legislators hiding behind Religion. One can have a “Spiritual Relationship with God if you are a believer, however, you don’t need religion for that.] Sheriff Ali.

 

Matt Yglesias thinks we ought to start taxing churches. “Whichever faith you think is the one true faith, it’s undeniable that the majority of this church-spending is going to support false doctrines,” he notes. Even if you did direct the money toward the one true faith, it’d still be a bad idea, as “Upgrading a church’s physical plant doesn’t enhance the soul-saving capacity of its clergy.”

 

Regardless of whether you buy Yglesias’s logic, this raises an interesting question — exactly how much money are we talking about here? If, all of a sudden, churches, synagogues, mosques and the like lost their tax privileges, how much tax revenue would that generate?

 

Ryan T. Cragun, a sociologist at the University of Tampa, and two of his students, Stephanie Yeager and Desmond Vega, took it upon themselves to figure it out. They’re not exactly disinterested parties; their research appeared in Free Inquiry, a publication of the Council for Secular Humanism. But Cragun is a serious sociologist of religion and the data seems to check out. The full scale of subsidies religions get is pretty staggering:

 

When people donate to religious groups, it’s tax-deductible. Churches don’t pay property taxes on their land or buildings. When they buy stuff, they don’t pay sales taxes. When they sell stuff at a profit, they don’t pay capital gains tax. If they spend less than they take in, they don’t pay corporate income taxes. Priests, ministers, rabbis and the like get “parsonage exemptions” that let them deduct mortgage payments, rent and other living expenses when they’re doing their income taxes. They also are the only group allowed to opt out of Social Security taxes (and benefits).

 

Cragun et al estimate the total subsidy at $71 billion. That’s almost certainly a lowball, as they didn’t estimate the cost of a number of subsidies, like local income and property tax exemptions, the sales tax exemption, and — most importantly — the charitable deduction for religious given. Their estimate that religious groups own $600 billion in property is also probably low, since it leaves out property besides actual churches, mosques, etc. Written By: Dylan Matthews

 

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https://richarddawkins.net/2013/08/you-give-religions-more-than-82-5-billion-a-year/

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While Israel Terrorize Christians Republicans, Fox News And Evangelicals Accuse President Obama of Persecuting Christ!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2015 by sheriffali

There are a few things Americans have learned over the past couple of years about the evangelical right. Among their many claims is that they are under heavy assault and face persecution because they are not allowed to rule by theocratic edict. They also persist in accusing President Obama, a Christian, of leading a ferocious assault on not only Christianity, but the religion’s namesake Jesus Christ.

 

They have also demonstrated their primary loyalty is to Israel, a nation they claim President Obama hates and throws under the proverbial bus because Benjamin Netanyahu is not allowed to dictate America’s foreign policy. If one believed everything Christian extremists claimed, they are being viciously slaughtered at home and abroad for their religion as well as their devotion to Israel because it is opposed to their shared religious enemy Islam.

 

What the evangelical right never, never ever, talks about is the persecution, barbarism, and hatred targeting Christians at the hands of Israeli Jews in the Holy Land and it leads one to wonder if America’s neo-Christians are using President Obama as a surrogate for the Israelis targeting Christians for persecution.

 

Recently, the evangelical right’s claim that President Obama persecutes them was due to his historically accurate claim that Christians should temper their hatred and war-rage against the Muslim religion because throughout greatest human atrocities in throughout world history was done in the name of Christ.

 

Specifically President Obama said that as Christians, “We have no right to get on our high horse and think persecution is unique someplace else,” and that “we should remember that people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” The President’s remarks were not well-received by the evangelical right and he incited more rage when he said he was “concerned about less than loving” Christians during the White House Easter breakfast. That was twice in a very brief period of time that the President violated an unspoken American law prohibiting anyone, pundit or politician, from uttering a negative word about American neo-Christianity; even if it is truthful and historically verifiable.

 

The Christian right attacked the President for “throwing Christ under the bus” and inciting a war against Christians with the same intensity they accuse him of attacking and throwing Israeli Jews under the bus. Their twisted religious logic is that Obama attacks Christians and Israel to prop up the Islamic religion Islam because both groups consider all Muslims a deadly enemy.

 

It is curious then, that a coalition of Muslims and Christians have called on the United Nations and the World Court to intervene and prosecute Israeli Jews for religious hate crimes, persecution, and terrorist attacks on both Christians and Muslims while the evangelical right condemns Obama for not supporting Israel.

 

 

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GUNS & GOD: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you, I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” [John 14:27]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2014 by sheriffali

My words to you – “Take up thy cross and follow Me,” but you have taken up Guns and now you have taken Guns into My Church. Do you still follow Moses Law “an eye for an eye,” or My words, “If thou spike thee on the right cheek turn to him the left?”

 

“Do not take the name of the Lord Thy God in vain, for those that live by the sword shall die by the sword. You cannot be with Me if you do not give heed to My words.”

 

It seems a total contradiction on your way to Church to be carrying the Bible in one hand and a Gun in the other. God, Christ, Bible, Guns, Christian are only words, what matters “are your deeds.”

 

Do your security, faith and eternity lie in the Jesus Christ or in the barrel of a Gun? The Jihadists protect the Quran as an endangered species; they read it; they wrap it in fine linen; they tuck it away safely and in the name of Allah [God] they kill innocent children, women and men.

 

Do we do the same? Read the Bible; put it in a clean place; take it to church; kneel down and pray, all the while carrying one or more Guns, ready to kill your fellow human being, made by the same God you profess to believe in? We are high and mighty proclaiming God in Christ; calling ourselves Christians; and at the same time overloaded with prejudice; hate; discrimination; always invoking the Constitution and being Patriots.

 

God, Christ and Love is indivisible! If you are willing to kill, hate, allow yourself to be prejudice, discriminate, then, you are most certainly bankrupt of Christ and Patriotism.

 

The more intertwined and entwined you are with Religion, the farther away you are from God, because, God has never been and will never be a Religion!

 

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