Fanaticism

Eventually I’ll compile enough of these to make a nice quiz. For now, I’m just getting them off my main page.

What Religious Fanatics Say

“The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” –Pat Robertson, Christian televangelist, 1992

“I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say ‘you helped this happen.'” –Jerry Falwell, Christian televangelist, about the attacks of 9/11/2001

“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that’s what we need to do — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view.” –Mike Huckabee, US presidential candidate, 2008

“Witchcraft is a sad reality in many parts of Africa, resulting in scores of deaths in Kenya over the past two decades.” –Bill Donahue, Catholic League president, 2008

“Let us pray. Almighty God, today we pray imprecatory prayers from Psalm 109 against the enemies of religious liberty, including Barry Lynn and Mikey Weinstein, who issued press releases this week attacking me personally. God, do not remain silent, for wicked men surround us and tell lies about us. We bless them, but they curse us. Therefore find them guilty, not me. Let their days be few, and replace them with Godly people. Plunder their fields, and seize their assets. Cut off their descendants, and remember their sins, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”–Gordon James Klingenschmitt, former Navy chaplain, current blogger (still masquerading as a Navy chaplain)

Not harmless

Not harmless

“If [President Barack Obama] does not turn to God and does not turn his life around, I am asking God to enforce imprecatory prayers that are throughout the Scripture that would cause him death, that’s correct.” –Pastor Wiley Drake, Buena Park, California, 2009

“Terrorism works,” he added. “We did a lot of terrorism in Tulsa in the 1980s. We put heads in the road, and people paid attention. You have to give it to the Iraqis, they’re putting us to shame right now. I mean, I hate those cock-sucking towel heads, but they’re showing us how it’s done.”
and
“You nuke D.C., you’re going to wipe out most of the politicians, plus a couple million crack head niggers.” –Dennis Mahon, American Klansman.

“I want Americans, I want everybody listening, to go out and buy 5 weapons and 5,000 bullets – for your own protection, for self defense. Because I believe that foreign soldiers will come to our houses, to rape our wives and teenage daughters and kill the men right in front of them – and then the women will bear children of an ethnic stock different from what they are, and that’s how you alter the course of any society; you change the ethnic stock. Egypt today is not the same ethnic stock it was during the Moses days.” –James Linzey, active duty US military chaplain, 2005

“servantofmessiah” –email address of murderer Scott Roeder

“Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East…. The biblical prophecies are being fulfilled…. This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins.” –George W. Bush, 2003, US President (quoted by French President Jacques Chiraq)

“Nope. I’m not gonna pray for his good. I’m going to pray that he dies and goes to hell. When I go to bed tonight, that’s what I’m going to pray. And you say, ‘Are you just saying that?’ No. When I go to bed tonight, Steven L. Anderson is going to pray for Barack Obama to die and go to hell.” –Steven L. Anderson, pastor, Faithful Word Baptist Church, Tempe Arizona, 2009

You shall know them by their love

You shall know them by their love

Above picture unrelated to below picture.

published in 1994. England must be way below her knees by now

published in 1994. England must be way below her knees by now

England is 3% Muslim today.

Because Christians can ignore the commandment against bearing false witness when it suits their ends. They call it taqiyya

Because Christians can ignore the commandment against bearing false witness when it suits their ends. They call it taqiyya

Copyright MCMXXIV

Copyright MCMXXIV

“Amen, God bless you. There is a great American.”–Congressman Wally Herger (R), in response to a man declaring, “I am a proud right wing terrorist!”

“I don’t think evolution should be associated with our school.” –Sherry Melby, public school teacher, Sedalia, Missouri. 2009.

Here’s a handy Wikipedia link to a list of Christian evangelist scandals.

“Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, for every witness called against me, I pray cancer in their lives, lupus, brain tumor, pancreatic cancer,” –Rodney McGill, pastor convicted of obtaining mortgages by false representation, first-degree grand theft and racketeering, 2009.

“It’s only because of intercessory prayer that we haven’t been hit again since September 11.” –retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin

kkk ku klux klan rally ole miss 2009

Ku Klux Klan rally at Ole Miss, Nov 2009

illogical wingnut billboard atheism leads to civil war

prepare for war billboard anti obama right wing wingnut insanity

“Today could be the day I get to serve on a Jury. Imagine the justice I can dish-out against a Savage Negro Beast, a greasy Spic, a degenerate sodomite or, my favorite, a filty, hook-nosed KIKE.”–Hal Turner, talk radio host

“I am Jesus”–Maurice Clemmons, shortly after gunning down four police officers having breakfast

“You’re going to see a bloodletting that is going to mark a new style of engagement for people who are against same-sex marriage.”–Bishop Harry Jackson, Hope Christian Church

“The Haitians were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III and whatever, and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, ‘We will serve you if you will get us free from the French.’ True story. And so, the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal.'”–Pat Robertson, Christian televangelist, 2010

“Haiti … has been a disaster in almost every way long before this ever struck. And it is a nation, between you and me, I guess, that Satan has had absolutely free reign in that nation. And while the missionary effort and the church effort has been enormous, this is a nation that you can literally feel the evil in it.”–Dr Wesley Stafford, president and CEO of Compassion International, 2010

“Join the military? Depends on what you want to do with it. Me? Im going to use my training and become one of those domestic terrorists that you’re so afraid of from the DHS reports.”–Charles Dyer aka July4Patriot, Oath Keepers member, Tea Party speaker

“Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword and stay alive using equipment. The only thing on earth to save the testimony and those who follow it, are the members of the testimony, til the return of Christ in the clouds. We, the Hutaree, are prepared to defend all those who belong to Christ and save those who aren’t. We will still spread the word, and fight to keep it, up to the time of the great coming.
Being Hutaree is to stay the Testimony of Christ alive, and follow a motto, John15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” “–Hutaree web site, 2010 (at time of indictment for plans to murder police officers)

“I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue. Thomas Jefferson told us, having a revolution every now and then is a good thing.” –Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, 2009

“Now if the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms comes to disarm you and they are bearing arms, resist them with arms. Go for a head shot; they’re going to be wearing bulletproof vests.” –G. Gordon Liddy, radio talk show host and guest panelist for Fox News Channel, 1994

January 10, 2011, the Crooks and Liars blog has a good list of American domestic terrorists from July 2008 through early January 2011. Please check it out here.

“Get rid of the guy. Impeach him, censure him, assassinate him.” — Rep. James Hansen (R-UT), 1998 (about President Clinton)

“If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.” — Peter King, 1985, at the time a county comptroller, later a US congressman (R-NY)

“The world is too populated” and there are “too many defective people,” and , “I wish we had a Siberia so we could ship them all off to freeze to death and die and clean up the population,” and, “Hitler did something right, and I agree with (it).” –Martin Harty (R), New Hampshire state senator, 2011

“Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition.” –Alexander H. Stephens, the Vice President of the Confederacy, 1861

“We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.” –Sally Kern, Oklahoma Republican state representative, 2011

“The truth is that these demons that have been presented as scary cartoons actually exist. I have prayed for witches who are addicted to drinking blood and howling at the moon.”–Kimberly Daniels, Jacksonville FL city council member and founder of Spoken Word Ministries, 2009

“When we ask why there is violence in our schools, but we’ve systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools have become a place for carnage because we’ve made it a place where we don’t want to talk about eternity, life, responsibility, accountability?” –Mike Huckabee, former Republican presidential candidate, after lone gunman shot up elementary school, killing 20 kids and many adults, 2012

“TODAY we raise the blood-stained banner of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, to declare to the world “There is no other way, but by His Cross!” –Rev. Rod Parsley, 2013 (twitter)

“I think we got off the track when we allowed our government to become a secular government. When we stopped realizing that God created this nation, that He wrote the Constitution, that it’s based on biblical principles.” –Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) 2014

7 responses to “Fanaticism

  1. Douglas Edmonston

    Yes, The United States has religious fanatics, however the people pictured are hold signs, not bombs or guns. This would be the big difference, there are religious fanatics everywhere but the jihadist are the only ones committing mass murder in the execution of their faith.

    • JF

      America has its share of religious lunatics, but we can keep them under reasonable control, other things being equal. What we need, but lack, is a real vision of what the average Muslim on the street believes, thinks, wants, etc. We are inclined to believe that most people everywhere are essentially like most of us – easygoing, live-and-let-live, religious to the extent that we believe people should be nice to one another, but not much beyond that. We do not think that God cares about what we eat or drink or read or with whom we associate. If we have a general theory of God it is that he wants us to behave well toward one another and to take care of ourselves. We feel very strongly that no one should “mess” with America, but we do not have any ambition to run the world except in cases of realistic self-defense. An awful lot of what has happened in recent years is abhorrant to us, and we would love to have peace in the Middle-East. What we don’t know is what most Muslims actually want. We read a lot of nonsense about jihad and 77 virgins, stoning of unchaste couples, beheading of underdressed women, etc. We have our own “holy book” written by and for tribal goatherders, just like the Koran, but very few of us believe we are supposed to live according to the archaic and primitive rules contained therein, and we certainly see no virtue in trying to force such stuff down others’ throats. And since, unfortunately, violent atrocities are considered more newsworthy than everyday peaceful behavior, those tend to be the kind of things we know about Muslim people and on which we base our understanding of Islam and Muslim culture. We also know that, like the Bible, the Koran contains a lot of stuff about destroying anyone who doesn’t worship according to its rules. Do you guys really want to live like that and conduct your policy toward other nations on those terms? We don’t, and we won’t unless we are convinced that nothing else will enable us to be safe from attack. So, do most Muslims want to live in a state of perpetual holy war against America and our allies, or do you want peace and prosperity and fellowship among the nations of the world? So far, the voice of violent militarism is the only one being heard. If Islam is not really about committing acts of violence against people espousing other systems of belief, why are Muslim clergy not courageous enough to teach the virtues of peace and constructive coexistence among peoples?

      • Tyler

        Every American that I know that tells me about Jihad and how Muslims are terrorists, I ask them, “How many Muslims do you know? How many Muslim countries have you visited?” They have done neither. Your perception of Islam is what you see on TV. Who is giving you that message?

        I’ve lived in Muslim lands for 5 years and I’ll tell you what, they have more in common with the average Christian in Oklahoma than does an Israeli settler in the West Bank.

  2. I’m not surprised that you’ve never heard of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a Christianist guerrilla army in Uganda that has murdered at least 100,000 people.
    Read more here: http://snarla.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/another-blog-to-recommend-2/
    and another Christian terrorist group that gets no attention here: http://snarla.wordpress.com/2008/04/23/christian-terrorist-group-ignored-by-media/

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  4. Louis Hatch

    September 11, 1683. ‘Nuff said.

  5. Parichag

    If you want to use the free media to ingratiate yourself with those who follow you, then you use the freedom of the press to destroy a nation. If you read the papers of a truly free Muslim state, you would find the same vitriol espoused here. It’s the vast majority of God fearing Christians, and Muslims that are ignored by the media. It’s racism, terrorism, and hate that gets reported. If nothing happened or no one spoke out, the media wouldn’t have anything to report. These things you report are not indicative of Christians, free Americans or any other group. They are simply some individuals who spout crazy things because they fear other groups or nations. Fear has caused seemingly sane people to say stupid things. But think about it, if somebody said something stupid in a closed country or a dictatorship, they would simply be silenced, either by being killed or put in prison. The very thing you are reporting is evidence not of conspiracy but of fear. It also indicates that the U.S. is a free country and people are free to be wrong and free to debate and free to believe the wrong things. It’s called democracy.

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