Thursday, September 18, 2008

Evangelical Bat Shit Insanity

If one needs further reason to run screaming from the McCain/Palin ticket, the complete insanity of the GOP base which controls the GOP - and which WILL influence and control McCain/Palin if the nation is insane enough to elect them - adds yet more justification. Salon has a story on an e-mail circulating among evangelical circles that demonstrates that these folks are not in touch with reality and should not be in charge of ANYTHING. I consider myself fairly religious, but religious belief should not totally annihilate reason and sanity. I continual am amazed how a supposedly modern society can produce such crazies. Here are some highlights from Salon:
If you need a good reason to vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin in November, here it is:
"Sarah is that standard God has raised up to stop the flood. She has the anointing ... Back in the 1980s, I sensed that Israel's little-known Benjamin Netanyahu was chosen by God for an important end-time role. I still believe that. I now have that same sense about Sarah Palin."
That's a quote from an e-mail that's now circulating in the evangelical community; a friend passed it on to me. As best as I can tell, the text of the e-mail was originally
written by Jim Bramlett, an author and former vice president with the Christian Broadcasting Network. (You can read more about him in this WorldNetDaily article about his claim that he's obtained recordings of angels singing.)
This e-mail isn't the only instance of Palin being seen this way. Sarah Posner, who has an interesting article about Palin's time as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, in Salon today, previously wrote about this phenomenon on TAPPED: "Many evangelicals are talking about Palin being like the biblical Queen Esther, who saved the Jews from the genocidal Haman, and believe that Palin has come, like Esther did, 'for a time such as this.' (The same narrative built around George W. Bush when he was running.)
And these folks claim gays have mental health issues? I don't think so!!

1 comment:

Ultra Dave said...

I think the only annointing Palin recieved was in stupidity. And I don't think she is capable of stopping the flood of that!