JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A UNIQUE AMERICAN TAKE ON RELIGION – BIG PROFITABLE AND POLITICALLY ACTIVE CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISM SERVING AN EMPIRE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN RUSSIA INSIDER

 

“America’s Wars Are Way Up; Church Attendance Is Way Down”

 

John Hagee is just another American Grotesque.

America has so very many of them, especially in its “churches” and in its politics.

This bizarre man was used by, and used, John McCain.

Need anyone say more, McCain being one of the most repellent ethical and political figures of his time?

Oh, I put “churches” in quotes because, as perhaps few outside America realize, major prominent movements of American Christian fundamentalism are often more forms of money-making enterprise and political influence than religion.

There’s a whole list of such “pastors” who are, or were, effectively quite wealthy people by virtue of their work, many of them deeply involved in politics, including the politics around war.

It’s a uniquely American take on religion. Of course, it makes a very nice fit with American imperialism. Societies do tend to create the kind of institutions their major concerns require.

Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, John Hagee, Franklin Graham, plus a long list of others. These men are, or were, more empire and enterprise builders than religious leaders. One of their central concerns, Israel, is in fact an American colony in the Mideast, a heavily subsidized one, having little relationship to Biblical Israel.

Posted April 28, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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