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Joyner: Founding Fathers Were Dominionists

Attention, Chris Rodda. Wingnut preacher Rick Joyner says the founding fathers themselves were dominionists:

To a large degree our nation, America, was built on or by those whole held to dominion theology. Most of the Founding Fathers were devoted Christians, this is really you would have to call them dominionists. Now it drove them to try to build and establish a government that was built on biblical principles because they really thought they were building the Kingdom of God here.

Funny, the wingnuts of that day were convinced that the Constitution was an ungodly document that would bring down the wrath of God on the nation.

Comments

  1. danielrudolph says

    To be fair, he is making a solid Christian argument against Dominionism, just buying some Dominion bullshit at face value. His main failing seems to be an inability to distinguish between the Founding Fathers and populist religious agitators from a few decades later.

  2. says

    Haha … I was actually just gathering some of the best quotes from the 1800s showing the prominent Christians of the day calling the Constitution a godless document, which will be in the second volume of my book (which I’m STILL working on due to interruptions from MRFF, and my mom visiting for almost a month).

  3. Taz says

    Do these people ever come up with an explanation of why the founding fathers didn’t bother to mention any of this in the Constitution?

  4. D. C. Sessions says

    Do these people ever come up with an explanation of why the founding fathers didn’t bother to mention any of this in the Constitution?

    I’m sure if you asked they’d tell you that they were being persecuted for their faith.

  5. lofgren says

    Do these people ever come up with an explanation of why the founding fathers didn’t bother to mention any of this in the Constitution?

    I think the typical argument is that since all of the ratifiers were such ardent Christians, it never occurred to them that they needed to mention that. Because one thing we know about Christian politicians is that it never occurs to them to publicly proclaim their faith.

  6. imthegenieicandoanything says

    What a world it would be if a “god” like the one they pretend to believe in all of the time – and are self-credulous enough to, like a 7-year-old who imagines she could control bees with her mind and then wonders if it’s true, believe their own greedy, vicious, evil-minded bullshit for a few moments every other week – actually existed out of comic books and the Bible!

    My wish would be that they find themselves under the thumb of such a “god”: it couldn’t happen to less nice people.

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