Potemkin wrote:As Marx pointed out, capitalism is a ruthlessly revolutionary force. It tears asunder all the ancient and revered ways of life, all the dearly held values, all the spiritual beliefs of the ages are ripped apart and scattered by the hurricane of capitalism. For American conservatives to chain themselves to the capitalist system is suicidal. It will destroy them, and it is destroying them, day by day in front of our eyes. Yet they cannot see it.
I have zero sympathy for these Christian fakers.
Christ had nothing to do with successful capitalists and the rich ruling the Earth. He was barefoot on the cross and the story is he wore a crown of thorns and was told he was a false king of the Jews. The Rabbis of Jerusalem were angry with him for being a rival to their dogmas and power, and he was treated like a threat and a common thief. Pontius Pilot crucified people for many reasons. He was one of many being tortured in public.
That American Christian dummies want Christ to represent successful business owners and millionaires with Gold T branding and be some pathological liar and rule the USA because he is white with a bad orange spray tan? Has nothing to do with Christ.
Christianity being associated with God approving of your life on Earth is something done by Calvin and the Protestant Ethic people who for me are a bunch of killjoys and bores. God approves of people according to work ethic, and denial of bling and beauty, and they have to horde money and be morose in mood all day....be miserable and never be happy. God loves misery and hording money and overworking and being drab. To hell with that Protestant Anglo interpretation of being a good Christian. It is horrible.
Distortion. Lies. They just don't want to face reality of what being a Christian implies. Poverty. Do not seek money grubbing hording crap. Work for the community and for your loved ones. Spend the money on beauty, fun and family and community. Enjoy your life. Give till it hurts and find joy in the simple things.
You do not need dogma for spiritual redemption. If they all loved more, excluded no one, never wanted to be on top or be the most powerful and be lording it over people worshipping nukes and bullshit? They would have a shot at being true Christians. Right now they are a bunch of pharisees and liars and hypocrites who betrayed the Christian faith a long time ago. The minute you value money above humans you betray it all.
It is interesting how many of them never got the message. What did the African slaves do to be captured and enslaved? Nothing. But you got to make money for the banks and the owners of slaves. Capitalism has to function. Got to be accused of what?
Christians like the Republican conservatives come up with excuses to excuse being true to their faith. The act of protecting others and giving and doing the work of being the best humans on Earth in behavior is too much of a challenge. So they have to lie their way out of such things. And that is what the Republican party and the Tories and every Right wing lying power play is about. Lack of accountability and lack of acting in their beliefs of supposedly being Christians. They are fakes Potemkin. That is their reality. Fake Christians bound for hell all of them. Unless they repent and become Lefties in ACTION. Lol.
There has always been a rift between lefties in the Roman Catholic church and the righties in the Roman Catholic church. Because the Right finds giving away money for the poor to be equals too challenging to do. They fail. They fail.