Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Christian Nationalism's War with Islam

By Rev. Howard Bess
August 24, 2010

An underlying issue in the dispute over a proposed Islamic center near the site of 9/11’s Ground Zero is the emergence of Christian nationalism, which embraces a vision of the world in which every knee bows and every tongue confesses that Christ is Lord.

Read on.


Kevin Ryan said...

Nice article, Rev. Bess. Thanks.

Unfortunately the discussion over this non-mosque, which is not at ground zero, is framed in a way that makes nearly all commments false. That is, most people are forced to make the assumption that we were attached by Muslims on 9/11. We were not.

There are many ways to see that we were not attacked by Muslims on 9/11. Here's an article that shows this fact from one perspective.


There is a reason why Sarah Palin and Karen Hughes are leading this dicsussion based on false pretenses.

Anonymous said...

I am sick to death of religious zealots, fundamentalists, true believers of any variety.

I am also sick of flag waving troglodytes in hardhats, half wits in three cornered hats and living here in the land of dumb ass.

If I could afford it on my meager income I would flee this cesspool of ignorance and bigotry as fast as my poor old legs would allow.

This country has become an embarrassment to itself and in the eyes of the world.

The imminent collapse of this corporate driven fascist nightmare will be a welcome event, to the world at large and to me personally.

Fortunately, I'll be dead, an event that the reality of living in "America" has caused me to welcome.

My only regret is that I caused the birth of a child who will be stuck in this dismal swamp and for that I am truly sorry.

Anonymous said...

Its all mumbo jumbo Bible nonsense.

The gullible Goyim Christians say

""every act taken by Israel is orchestrated by God, and should be condoned, supported, and even praised by the rest of us."

The gullible Jews say
Baba Mezia 114a-114b. Non-Jews are Not Human. Only Jews are human


And Benjamin Netanyahu says

"Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away"


rosemerry said...

I find it hard to believe how prejudiced the US public seem to be; I am now reading the life of photographer Dorothea Lange, when white Okies were considered no "better " than Chinese, Japanese, Mexicans or Hindus(!), and should not breed! Then came Japanese interned in WW2, Communists, now you have "terrorists" asssumed to be Muslims. You have to have enemies and treat them abominably. Is this freedom?

mnlo. said...

How sad it is to see these people reacting so irrationally under the influence of religion and politics combined. There's no room for reason, it gets obscured by the plague of fanaticism,bigotry and racism. I don't know if these people protesting on the streets,realize that the only winners out of this futility are the unscrupulous politicians, hate mongers and the ones they are purportedly fighting against?. I doubt it.