Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Politics and Religion of Fear

The Politics and Religion of Fear

Source: Healthy Liberal Christianity at Park Church, Elmira, NY

Author: Wayne E. Gustafson, D.Min.

Date: 7 August, 2008

My concern today is the totally inappropriate (dare I say, evil) use of Christian scriptures and beliefs to generate broad-based fear throughout the electorate ...

Some, if not all, of these statements find their way into the internet distribution system. One widely distributed post has a description of the antichrist that makes this ominous character sound just like Obama, including that he will be a Muslim. Of course, many people don’t seem to notice that the Islamic religion didn’t even come to being until several centuries after the biblical prophecies were written, or the fact that Obama belongs to the United Church of Christ and is not a Muslim at all...

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