Thursday, July 27, 2006

How CHRISTIANS Crush DEMOCRACY

OR, IS DEMOCRACY POSSIBLE with 'GOD on OUR SIDE'?

It’s good, occasionally, to keep track of your enemies. Besides, sometimes they have delicious ideas. Take, for example, conservative talk-show host Laura Ingraham.

A few days ago I was out driving in a borrowed car (mine was sideswiped and is in the shop), and accidentally tuned into old Laura. Verrrrrry interesting….. Old Laura thought perhaps Muslims are unable to create and keep a democracy afloat (to be fair, sometimes she caught herself and said “fundamentalist Muslims”).

What Ms. Ingraham failed to mention, however, is that christians -- who are now running her Republican Party and therefore our country -- worship the very same god Muslims do: allah/jehovah/yahweh. (Go HERE for more on this.) So I say to Ms. Laura, it's not only muslims but christians too (bless their souls) who are empty of what it takes to keep a democracy afloat. To survive, a democracy needs people gifted in questioning authority. And what christians/muslims learn -- before they’re even dropped from the womb -- is, NEVER to question authority.

What happens if a christian/muslim/jew questions allah/jehovah/yahweh? It’s not pretty: For muslims, death by stoning. For christians -- up until the early 1900s at least -- death by stoning, drowning, burning, or torture. And today? For those who question god’s “authority” (gays, lesbians, adulterers, disobedient kids, and abortion-getters), today’s christian reconstructionists want the death penalty (electrocution, presumably). (Go HERE for more on this.)

Allah/jehovah/yahweh is an autocrat and a dictator: unless you do what he says, all hell breaks loose. When he says jump, you say How High, and all that stuff. There’s no trial by jury – Dictator allah/jehovah/yahweh makes all decisions. There’s no freedom of the press: if christians had their way, would the koran or torah be taught alongside the bible in public schools?

Not.

Think about it: American democracy did not come from allah/jehovah/yahweh. Democracy has never come from allah/jehovah/yahweh. As the previous post points out, the founding fathers did not worship allah/jehovah/yahweh. Furthermore, it seems obvious to me that American democracy came from the Iroquois – who worshipped not allah/jehovah/Yahweh but the Earth Mother and the Great Spirit. (Go HERE for more on this.)

And even if you think we owe our democracy to the ancient Greeks, guess what? The Greeks didn’t worship allah/jehovah/yahweh either. The ancient Greeks were descendants of the Goddess-worshiping Minoans (and northern patriarchals who to a great extent destroyed much of the power of the old Minoan Goddesses).

Democracy can’t come from christians. As most of you know, “democracy” comes from the Greek “kratia” rule by, and “demos” the people. Rule by the people. Christians believe not in rule by the people, but in rule by jehovah. So christians can’t help it: they’re taught to crush democracy, drown it, and then flush it down the toilet.

Anyway, thanks, Laura Ingraham, for pointing out that the people running your Republican Party – and our country -- are probably doing demolition-derby on our democracy.
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thnx to paha l for the foto

3 comments:

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Eruvande said...

not so sure they are all the same God, you know. Jehovah and Allah are two jealous dudes, and given that one is supposed to have fathered Jesus Christ, and the other thinks that's gross, I'm guessing they'd duke it out pretty hard.

Point taken that they're both big versions of the dictator thunder god, though.

Athana said...

eruvande, It's a fact that christianity, judaism and islam are offshoots from the same old Hebrew stem-religion. When you compare these three "Abrahamaic" war-god religions to other religions, the differences between are minor and unimportant in the broad scheme of things.

Of course any christian, muslim or jew would scream bloody murder if they heard me say this.

Here's an example of one of the differences that jews and muslims consider earth-shaking:

"According to the Jewish tradition, Abraham was the first post-flood person to reject idolatry.... In Islam he is considered as the first monotheist in a world where monotheism was lost...."

Wow! Almost the same as the difference between night and day, huh?!?

The fact is, all three religions are based on the same god and the same cast of characters:

Abraham
Adam
David
Ezekiel
Gabriel
Goliath
Isaac
Ismail
Jacob
Jesus
Job
John
Jonah/Jonas
Joseph
Mary
Moses
Noah
Samuel
Satan
Solomon
Etc.

Go here for more info on this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abrahamic_religion