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Can conservatives pushing religion please stop acting like they’re the champions of the constitution. It’s cool you have an audience and fan base for your beliefs but you’re peddling complete lies if you think the founding fathers would support your christian ideal.
“Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society.”- George Washington 1792
“The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.” – John Adams 1797
I mean even the pledge of allegiance didn’t have “under God” put in until 1954.
So please, by all means push your hand selected portions of scripture, and present your synecdoche about how one intolerant passage that was brought up one time is the sole foundation of Christianity, but don’t act like you’re reviving the founding father’s beliefs. You’re not.
I do have one question though. Most of the radical christians running for office tend to be conservatives. How does that work? According to scripture, usury is a sin. It is brought up throughout the old and new testaments. “In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take interest and profit and make gain of your neighbors by extortion; but me you have forgotten, declares the Lord God.”- Ezekiel 22:12
“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.”- Proverbs 22:7
“Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God, that your brother may live beside you”- Leviticus 25:36
I could keep going. So if lending money and charging interest is a sin, why do the banks have all the power in your America? Should we not boycott the banks in the name of the Christian God? I mean the Jews relied on usury to survive throughout history because it was the only job civilizations allowed them to have (yeah that whole jews are good with money stereotype started because they were literally forbidden from practicing any other kind of work). Yet now, our champions of the christian faith seem to have no problem with money lending. In fact they support it. So why is it you must push certain portions of religious intolerance in the name of God and your supporters, but then refuse to practice other portions of the bible? Could it be that the bible is simply outdated. If that’s the case why is it only certain portions are considered to be too archaic while others, like intolerance towards the LGBT community is a necessity to the cohesiveness of our country?
Look, you can preach all the intolerance you want. Just stop trying to make it sound noble.
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