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Why We Feel The Christian Right Supports Bush's War

Being privy to a group of folks who work for think tanks, I sometimes have access to information most are not aware of and although I am not allowed to give specifics, I am able to 'paint a word picture'.

Recently some new information surfaced regarding George W. Bush's support base and some amazing things were revealed. For example, The Christian Right Are Maxed Out On Credit and Need Rapture followed by Armageddon, so they don't have to pay the guy who comes in their mailbox (Bill).

Email from ~@~ to Paul Krassner

there are many fundos up here and right after 'shock ing awe full' i noticed a LOT of new cars and new motorcycles on the road, and a lot of new houses being bought and sold (local christian community) and that did not compute, so i started watching for 'signs'.

the first thing i seem to remember was gaither (big fundo) making all those end of days/rapture movies, which (imo) 'painted the mood'.

the next thing i saw was at the grocery stores and gas stations and was a shocker to me because i have seen this continue until today and i started watching during the summer of 2003.

in the past, at the gas station and food store i always saw people pull cash out of their pocket and pay...and what caught my attention was now, i was standing in lines, while cashiers rang up credit card sales. so... i dug up what i could about credit card debt and discovered that 80 percent of the people who have cards, have at least one 'maxed out', to the general average tune of about 10 thousand dollars per person. i also discovered if one stopped charging and paid the minimum payment, it would take approximately 46 to 49 years to pay off the debt.

in turn, the bank lobbyists push congress into passing a bill that went into effect last year that doubled the consumers monthly credit card payment, which meant all of those 80 million people went from a min. payment of 200 dollars per month to about 400 dollars a month.... on top of this, gas and food prices went up.

about 4 months ago the papers were full of "low mileage" cars and motorcycles for sale; along with big screen tv sets...and it appears as if there is a financial crunch in most of the fundo folks around here.

here is what we assume has happened. we feel the fundos were expecting rapture about two years ago and decided to lay some luxury on themselves before arriving in heaven, naked, to watch the rest of us go through 7 years of misery, and now that it has not happened, yet, and the bills are piling up and becoming due, a state of nervous anticipation is at hand and they are trying to advance their concept of armageddon.

in the meantime, anyone that challenges their reality becomes the enemy and they are very good, like others i know, at 'messing with other peoples' lives.

if one were able to stand out far enough, i would assume they are now becoming what the "brown shirts" were, and if you recall, the artists, poets, artists, intellectuals, gays, and abnormal people were the first to go in that old reality.... and (sigh/smile) it would appear some fundogelicals will do anything to avoid paying bills.


The Harris Poll #36

According to "The Harris Poll #36", dated April 26, 2007, 28 percent of U.S. adults view George W. Bush's performance as positive and seven out of ten adults view his job performance as negative.


Misguided Christian Right

The first question that needed some light was 'who are those 28 percent of U.S. adults who view his performance as positive' and the answer is, the misguided Christian Right, but before the statistics, perhaps it is necessary to explain "misguided Christian Right"

GOD said, "thou shall not kill" and JESUS extended this concept when he said,

Christians are to no longer execute sinners, so they should not wage carnal war, but spiritual warfare (John 18:36; 2 Corinthians 10:1-6; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 1:18-20; 6:11-14; 2 Timothy 2:3-5; 4:6-8)

Christians must be peacemakers forgiving those who do them harm treating their enemies with love and not seeking revenge (Matthew 5:9, Romans 14:19), (Ephesians 4:29-32; Colossians 3:12-14; Matthew 6:9-15; Mark 11:25-26), (Luke 6:27-36) (Romans 12:17-21; 1 Peter 3:8-12).

Hatred which is the same as murder is unforgiving, vengeful and hostile towards one's enemies (1 John 3:15)


Percent of voting-age population: 12.6%

Percent of 2004 voters: 15%

Who are they: Highly orthodox white evangelical Protestants: 88% believe the Bible is literally true; 87% report attending worship once a week or more; 44% live in the South.

Ideology: Conservative: 66%, Moderate: 25%, Liberal: 9%

Party: Republican: 70%, Independent: 10%, Democratic: 20%

Political trend: Strongly Republican and getting more so each year.

How they voted: 88% of the Religious Right voted for Bush, accounting for 26% of his total votes in the election. Just 12% voted for Kerry, making up 4% of his total votes received.

What they care about: Compared to other groups, more likely to care about cultural issues (40% compared to 20% nationally); 84% are pro-life and 89% oppose marriage or civil unions for gays; very strong supporters of Israel (64% say the U.S. should back Israel over the Palestinians). Four-fifths claim that religion is important to their political thinking. This group strongly supports the political involvement of religious organizations.

In the 2004 election, the Religious Right cited social issues as the most important factor in their vote. Those who voted for Bush placed far more emphasis on this than Religious Right Kerry voters, who cited the economy and foreign policy as most important to their decision.


If one is interested in "How the Twelve Tribes Voted on the Issues, a Two-Party Breakdown", click the following link:


Go Shopping

The above raises another question, "Why Are They Supporting Bush?" and the answer is quite sad.

I've been told that some fear to leave; some don't want to go shopping for their families; some don't want to go about their ordinary daily routines because, by wearing cover, they're afraid they'll be intimidated. That should not and that will not stand in America.

Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don't represent the best of America, they represent the worst of humankind, and they should be ashamed of that kind of behavior. - George W. Bush, September 17, 2001


The unemployment rate has remained low, at 4.5 percent. A recent report on retail sales shows a strong beginning to the holiday shopping season across the country -- and I encourage you all to go shopping more. - George W. Bush, December 26, 2006



The concept was popularized since the 1830s, and recently since the 1970s, by proponents of the premillenialist, and in particular the dispensationalist interpretations of scripture. According to these theories, world events indicate that the fulfillment of prophecies of the end times is imminent, and that the rapture could take place at any moment.

The origins of the doctrine of the rapture are hotly debated. The Orthodox, mainline Protestant, and Roman Catholic churches, which represent the majority of Christians worldwide, have no tradition of such a teaching and reject the doctrine, in part because they cannot find any reference to it among any of the early Church fathers and in part because they do not interpret the scriptures the way that Rapture-believers do.


The Truth About Credit

Over half of Americans carry total credit card debt averaging $10,000 each and totaling over $800 billion. On April 24, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) released a report finding that over half (57 percent) of consumers who carry credit card debt want customized disclosures on their monthly bills explaining how many years it will take to pay off the card if only the requested minimum payment is made.

Until recently, a consumer who owed credit card debt of $5,000 at a common 16 percent APR, who only made the typical 2 percent minimum payment, would take 26 years to pay off the card, even if it was cut up and never used again. Even the federal regulators finally took notice, and recently ordered banks to increase minimum payments by a modest amount.


Steve Bell cartoon
Steve Bell

Many nations will recognize that he is evil, but his own people will be inclined to believe his deceptions.

Addendum: Thanks to Dizzy Dayz http://dizzydayz.blogspot.com/ for the lead to Mark Fiore's Veto Accomplished animation. Please click the below link to view:



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