Worldnetdaily Sells Swanson’s New Book


I’m sure you all remember Kevin Swanson, the utterly deranged pastor and host of Generations Radio. I regularly report on the unhinged things he says on his show. Now he’s got a book out and, unsurprisingly, the Worldnetdaily is selling it and promoting it.

The article is headlined “How Christian America was sabotaged” by a “shadowy cabal” that includes — and I’m not making this up — Charles Darwin, John Locke, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Dewey, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rousseau, Nietzsche and William Shakespeare.

In a supremely clever and eye-opening bit of writing, Swanson refers to these men as the “Nephilim,” which of course find their fame in the book of Genesis – the mysterious beings who sought to corrupt mankind. It is a precise and descriptive word to explain the dark agendas that unfold in this book.

Let’s take Hawthorne for example. As Swanson writes: “Nathaniel Hawthorne was the 19th century American literary giant who did more to shift the American culture away from its national Christian heritage than anyone else. His hatred of the Puritans was deeply personal, relentlessly bitter and marginally psychotic.”

And I just thought Hawthorne was stone-cold boring.

Or take the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who is part of this cabal that Swanson describes as “utterly ruinous.” Rousseau, according to Swanson, has “fingerprints all over the institutions of the modern world. Schools, churches, and governments have incorporated his ideologies in their organized methodologies.” Indeed, the revolutions that devastated France, Germany, China and Russia were rooted in Rousseau’s ideologies.

Rousseau, whose life spanned much of the 18th century, was a backslidden Christian. His grandfather was a Calvinist preacher! His mother died soon after childbirth and his father abandoned him, leaving the young Rousseau to pursue a life of hedonism. His ideas incubated until reaching full flower as an influential “man of ideas.” We are still reeling from the effects of his altered worldview.

I’m sure Swanson, who is a genuine moron, gives this broad topic all the intellectual rigor he can muster. Which isn’t much.

Comments

  1. says

    Dark Agenda was my goth version of Robert’s Rules of Order. True story.

     

    I’m sure Swanson, who is a genuine moron, gives this broad topic all the intellectual rigor he can muster.”

    Hey! It takes skill and planning to smear so many people and misread their ideas so broadly!

  2. Pierce R. Butler says

    Y’know, Dan Brown could take this premise and create something truly mediocre from it.

    Too bad Swanson lacks such talent.

  3. raven says

    xian America was sabotaged by. Charles Darwin, John Locke, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Dewey, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rousseau, Nietzsche and William Shakespeare.

    He left out huge numbers of people. Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Hamilton and just about everyone who signed the Declaration and wrote the constituion.

    Not to mention the hundreds of millions of people who actually lived or live in the USA. In Swanson’s New Dark Age, democracy is a bad word, right up there with freedom.

  4. raven says

    “How Christian America was sabotaged” by a “shadowy cabal”

    One could easily write a book titled, “How US Christianity is being killed by an open group of haters, liars, killers, hypocrites, and idiots called the Oogedy Boogedy Death Cult xians.”

    It’s been obvious for a few decades that US xianity is declining steadily. And if Kevin Swanson wants to know why,… all he has to do is look in a mirror.

  5. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    You know who else conspired with Darwin?

    Kara Nokhai. Look it up!

    I hear they met in Prague.

  6. lordshipmayhem says

    I’d love to have been a fly on the wall when Swanson’s cabal was meeting to do their plotting – especially when Charles Darwin and William Shakespeare were in the room. That would have been epic.

  7. raven says

    …“Nephilim,” which of course find their fame in the book of Genesis – the mysterious beings who sought to corrupt mankind.

    AFAIK, this isn’t what the bible says. The Nephilim were angel human hybrids but their significance isn’t stated. They are just there.

    Much of what xians believe isn’t found in the bible. They just make it up as they go along. Instead of repeating what the bible writers just made up.

  8. gorgias says

    I’ll give Swanson this, he’s actually pretty consistent when it comes to attacking literary icons. Since the nature of conservatism is that it tends to think older = better, they’ll frequently praise Shakespeare (in spite of his copious old timey dick jokes), Mark Twain (in spite of “Letters from the Earth” and similar) and Hawthorne (in spite of “Young Goodman Brown) as timeless classics as opposed to the alleged depravity of modern literature. Swanson, at least, has actually read the classics enough to know they don’t mesh with his worldview.

    Of course, that’s probably why he’s stuck bottom-feeding on WND and similar fringe outfits. Mainstream conservatives may distrust the arts, but they’ve got a weakness for “classics,” at least for the ones that they fit into their narrative. Swanson, on the other hand, is probably more at home with the Puritans of Shakespeare’s era whose hatred of play-acting forced theatre troupes to perform outside of city limits.

  9. John Pieret says

    The TRUTH: Being a TRUE and IMPARTIAL account of the history of that damnable religion, the great EVIL of DARWINISM, also called EVOLUTIONISM and its attempts to bring the downfall of all moral and TRUE CHRISTIANTM virtue. Based on accounts of the events which form this evil history written by the best historians of the evil devices of DARWINISM and EVOLUTIONISM, and based on the best scientific principle of SUBJECTIVITY, and rejecting utterly the ATHEIST doctrine of OBJECTIVITY which clouds the mind of mankind and leads to the rejection of TRUE CHRISTIANITYTM. Written by a TRUE BELIEVER.

    http://www.plesiosaur.com/scribblings/index.php

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