Saturday, May 31, 2008

Jesus Made Me Puke : Rolling Stone

Jesus Made Me Puke : Rolling Stone: "Jesus Made Me Puke
Matt Taibbi Undercover with the Christian Right


Posted May 01, 2008 12:00 AM

"By the end of the weekend I realized how quaint was the mere suggestion that Christians of this type should learn to "be rational" or "set aside your religion" about such things as the Iraq War or other policy matters. Once you've made a journey like this — once you've gone this far — you are beyond suggestible. It's not merely the informational indoctrination, the constant belittling of homosexuals and atheists and Muslims and pacifists, etc., that's the issue. It's that once you've gotten to this place, you've left behind the mental process that a person would need to form an independent opinion about such things. You make this journey precisely to experience the ecstasy of beating to the same big gristly heart with a roomful of like-minded folks. Once you reach that place with them, you're thinking with muscles, not neurons."
BHT is not supposing Rolling Stone Mag is a good source of Christian information. But it may be a good place to see how the world views Christians. Not that any of the world's views are surprising or unknown ... it's just interesting to see them explained by the people who hold those views.

The article is quite harmless so don't be afraid to read it. When I read these blurbs about some horrendous (in the author's eyes) meeting, I always think, "Wow, that must have been a great meeting, sorry I missed it." Must just be my muscles thinking.

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