Discussion in 'The Red Room' started by shootER, Sep 12, 2017.
Any Christian can be a Dominionist.
Personal observation on multiple occasions.
Maybe I'm overlooking it shootER but I can't find anything in his political positions that one could call "dominionist". I know Wikipedia is not an exhaustive source but I would think something that significant might be included there.
I too, am a Dominionist. However, I didn't realize Brother Cruz was as well!
Honestly, I googled this because it's the first time I've heard the general idea being referred to by this term. Yikes.
I'm a Calvinist (Reformed) Evangelical. But, in no way, shape, form, or fashion is Christianity meant to be a form of government. I don't live in a Theocracy and I don't want to live in a Theocracy. In fact, I would say the Church is at its best when it's in the minority or when it's actively being repressed. We see the reverse when Rome fell in the west. The Church assumed power in many places because it was the only organization with the infrastructure and resources to fill the void. Along with the trappings of power came the problems associated with government (graft, corruption, etc.). That's how we eventually ended up with the whole concept of indulgences.
For far to long, the Church in the United States has enjoyed an undeserved and unwarranted place of power and privilege. We're starting to see the pendulum swing because the Tares are voluntarily separating themselves from the Wheat. I'm quite happy to live in a free country where freedom of religion, freedom of thought, and freedom of association are respected, thanks.
There's not much difference between Dominionists and the Taliban.
I don't know if I'd go that far, but I certainly understand the sentiment. I have no problem with Christians being in Government. I have a huge problem with Christians being the Government.
I KNEW IT!!! BRUH!!!!!!!!!
His fellow Republicans hate him too. Some people are just plain unlikeable, and Cruz seems to be one of them. John Boehner once said of Cruz, "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life."
Rolling Stone put together a collection of people (mostly Republicans) who can't stand him, including George W. Bush ("I just don't like the guy"), Bob Dole ("I don't know how he's going to deal with Congress. Nobody likes him"), Lindsey Graham ("If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you"), and Charles Krauthammer ("Everybody who knows him in the Senate hates him, and I think hate is not an exaggeration").
1) tries to impose his own religion through legislation and campaigns against LGBTs under the guise of family values
2) wears clothes that are at least two sizes too big for him
3) killed 37 people in California in the 1960s and '70s.
4) as we have now learned, he is a massive fucking hypocrite
even fellow Republicans admit that his own party mates loath him.
I hate a lot of his political views but the reports are that on a personal level, irrespective of political agreement, he's just a massively unpleasant man.
Lets not forget the video of him hugging his own daughter, and her squirming and cringing.
Well allow to me give a non-denominational "AMEN!" to that sentiment! I took an oath to defend the Constitution, not the Bible. And that Constitution gives you the rights needed to worship any which way we desire (barring human sacrifice of course).
I would. Listen to guys like Kevin Swanson, Gordon Klingenschmidt, or even Pat Robertson. All of them say that people who disagree with them ought to be killed. Robertson's a touch more subtle about it, which is perhaps why he makes $500 million/yr, while the other two don't, but he's just as vile as they are. And they're all as vile as any of the imams or clerics saying crazy shit.
In any group of significant size you can find some people saying crazy things and then projecting that on the group as a whole.
I doubt any of those people you mentioned would ever take a life for those reasons if they actually had the power to do so.
They don't have to. They've got ample followers willing to do it for them.
I don't see many people being killed by followers of Christian dominionists Tucker.
Yes you do, and I bring it up every time.
Oh yeah, I'm sure a murder in Uganda is a rare event..........
Sometimes I feel sorry for you, and want to help you, and then you act like a racist or sexist piece of shit, and I couldn't care if Black Panthers pulled your limbs off.
Well that's never going to happen.
But it speaks volumes about your morals and your character that you would want to see someone suffer physical injury or death simply because they have a political disagreement with you.
All the paranoia about Black Panthers during the 2012 election was unjustified.
Glad you admit it.
Publicly, he's shown no reason for me to think he's an asshole. Just because a handful of people don't like him, doesn't really tell me shit. They may not like him because he doesn't tow the party line.
Dicky's true colors everyone.
See post 55.
Racism/sexism isn't a "political disagreement."
I'm neither racist nor sexist. And even if I was are you suggesting I should suffer death or injury because of that?
How evolved of you.
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