If you have hung around much at all with Christian evangelicals like I have done in the past, you will have noticed that they love redemption stories. The sentiment of “I once was lost and now am found”, as expressed in the hymn Amazing Grace is a surefire winner with that crowd, to the extent that they will even exaggerate the extent of their past sins in order to make their salvation sound even more dramatic. I know because I have heard the testimonies of people I knew well.
But evangelicals seem to be willing to overlook past transgressions only for those who ally with them and they do not seem to require any accountability or even to require that the sinner make amends towards the victims of their sins. Seth Meyers looks at this hypocrisy when it comes to evangelical attitudes towards Trump’s brazen violations of the things that they claim to hold dear.
If you have hung around much at all with Christian evangelicals like I have done in the past,
I hope you washed your hands carefully!
There seem to be a section of Christian fundamentalists who are willing to make deals with the devil if it advances their agenda. It does seem to call into question their ethical system.
Churchill’s approach of ” If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons” at least seems to recognize that the devil might not be the best ally.
The fundamentalists seem to say that they would be happy to invite the devil to the bar for a friendly drink. “I mean really, not a bad old chap once you get to know him”, said Pastor Mammon as he headed towards his A00 on the way to St. Barts.
Mark Dowd says
Wasn’t so long ago that Judge Jenine said this about the Russian collusion (which never happened!):
“IF THE DEVIL HIMSELF HAD CALLED ME, AND SAID HE HAD OPPOSITION RESEARCH ON MY OPPONENT, I’D BE ON THE FIRST TROLLEY TO HELL TO GET IT.”
If you’re stupid enough to trust what you believe to be The Father of Lies, you’re stupid enough to do anything. Including speak in all caps.
Their apologies are about as meaningful as the ones you get when you call the customer service line of some company that screwed up and the first thing they do is offer a fake apology, which always means “I am not going to do a damn thing to help you”.
Evangelicals who voted for Trump, after seeing the evidence of his bad behavior, need to be Schlapped up side the head. If there was even a hint that a Democrat had done these things, they would be until next Sunday. But if there is a chance they will get a political gain from the person doing the bad behavior, they suddenly support him.