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Obama accepts the legitimacy of corporate lobbyists. The NRA benefits from that.

That is the "New Normal." Unless he repudiates the legitimacy of corporate power, it is impossible to deal with certain problems. He is part of the problem. That is the reason we can't deal with gun problem or the environmental problem.

Hillary can take a technically stronger position on guns than Bernie but she can not deliver because she accepts the legitimacy of corporate lobbying too.

The nra benefits form k-street power, and dlc/new democrats are in denial about it. They halucinate that their silicon valley/wallstreet donors can be separated neatly from big oil, and the nra, but it isn't true. If you empower corporate power, you empower big oil and the nra, as well as wall street and silicon valley. Then they are also in denial about the damage wall street and silicon valley do to ordinary Americans,.
Posted by betterdemsonly | Sun Jun 21, 2015, 12:13 AM (6 replies)

Why do evangelicals have a compulsive need to believe God controls everything

It is not part of the gospel message that God controls everything, yet it is dominant in American evangelicalism.

The lady that caught the Charleston killer believes God did it, not her. If God helped that lady catch Dylann Storm Roof, why did he allow the murders to happen in the first place? They aren't even making God look good to the unchurched, when they claim s/he micromanages everything, because then they have to explain God not intervening at other times.

Then you have evangelical athletes who always want to believe God is responsible for their victories. The Golden Warriors made this claim.

I am a believer myself, but I don't believe God micromanages this earth. What gives? I think it is the proserity gospel or american calvinism.
Posted by betterdemsonly | Fri Jun 19, 2015, 07:05 AM (23 replies)

Andre Iguodala & Stephen Curry's fundamentaiist victory rant wins high marks at the Christian Post

Andre Iguodala, the Golden State Warriors forward who won this season's NBA championship with his team Tuesday night along with the Most Valuable Player award, thanked God for the win and said the team is "full of believers."

"We've) got a team full of believers. We all say God has a way for you and a purpose for you," Iguodala, 31, said after receiving the MVP honor. "I want to be just like Steph (Curry)when I grow up just a God fearing man."........................

"Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don't," Curry said after accepting his MVP trophy earlier this year. "It doesn't matter where you come from, what you have or don't have, what you lack or what you have too much of. But all you need to have is faith in God, an undying passion for what you do and what you choose to do in this life, and a relentless drive and the will to do whatever it takes to be successful in whatever you put your mind to............."

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/nba-finals-mvp-andre-iguodala-thanks-god-for-golden-state-warriors-win-says-team-is-full-of-believers-140515/#WZ3oxQYlqGhPCef7.99

Am I the only one that notices sports have become another form of right wing indoctrinition. The Pacquio vs Mayweather, hyped up fight, was a fight between a fundamentalist and a ayn randy. Both believe they are successful because they of moral superiority. Both are right wing republicans.

I know people like to associate the black faithful with liberation theologists like MLK, but modern Black religion is dominated by right wingers like TD Jakes, and the prosperity gospel.

I am not an atheist myself but the religious right is a perversion of faith in my view.
Posted by betterdemsonly | Wed Jun 17, 2015, 02:15 PM (22 replies)
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