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Old 05-12-2018, 10:46 AM
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The Irreligious Now Outnumber White Evangelicals in America


America is not going back to church. Our current moment in history is the last gasp of an ideology on its way out. I think it's time that the left becomes more outspoken against the theocracy that conservatives want to impose.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:52 AM
 
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If the Russian narrative doesn't work... try a religion tact next. Many evangelicals didn't and don't support Trump while many "irreligious" do.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:53 AM
 
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That's progress.

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Old 05-12-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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What does this have to do with Trump?
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:57 AM
 
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The inconvenient truth for liberals is that Trump won.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:57 AM
 
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Op, think this through. We’ve never been a theocracy. Church participation% is down and NOW we don’t have to worry about becoming theocracy? I think you should self examine your paranoid self. There are no death camps, no nuke war, no church is coming to get you. Really, get some new material.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:59 AM
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What does this have to do with Trump?

White evangelicals are the core of Trump's base. Without them, Trumpism dies.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:59 AM
 
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Only a small minority of "conservatives" are evangelicals with dreams of imposing a theocracy. the majority are non-, or only mildly religious members of either "mainstream", or non-denominational churches. And a growing number are secular libertarians, who base their theories on the thoughts of secular intellectuals like Ayn Rand, but aren't particularly anti-religious, either.

In short, it's the SJW crowd who are becoming increasingly paranoiac; Keep spewing, little Snowflakes -- you're turning more moderates into Trumpsters every day.

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Yet the GOP panders to them every step of the way.
Just as the Cult of the Braying Jackass panders to all the losers who believe that somewhere, there's a vault full of money they can "redistribute".

If the Democrats could call off their point-and-grunts, the rest of us could easily do the same -- because the Republican / conservative "captive embarrassment" is much smaller in numbers -- and somewhat more capable of reason.

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The end of the reign of pretend Christians (which Evangelicals absolutely are) can't come fast enough.
And for once we are in agreement; but Political Correctness and "identity politics" are just other forms of faux loyalty to a different (and sometimes changeable) set of Absolutes, coupled with a desire for power in order to impose those Absolutes on all of us, just as with Marx, Hitler and Stalin.

And I know which one I view as the greater threat.

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Old 05-12-2018, 11:00 AM
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Only a small minority of "conservatives" are evangelicals with dreams of imposing a theocracy.

Yet the GOP panders to them every step of the way.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:00 AM
 
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The Irreligious Now Outnumber White Evangelicals in America


America is not going back to church. Our current moment in history is the last gasp of an ideology on its way out. I think it's time that the left becomes more outspoken against the theocracy that conservatives want to impose.
You do realize that non evangelicals voted for Trump, don't you? In fact, just by the numbers more of his supporters are non evangelicals than evangelicals.

But, continue to believe that religion is the driving motivator behind Trump's win. Ignore the fact that people are sick of the identity politics. Ignore the fact that the Democrats managed to nominate the least electable candidate that has graced politics in 50 years. Continue on the path that the Democrats are following. That's a sure strategy to win in 2020.
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