god’s army is on the march

I’ve got a lot of Christian fundamentalism links that I want to share tonight, but I don’t have the time to tie them all up into any kind of a cohesive package. So, make of the this what you will.

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  1. mark
    Posted May 14, 2006 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    I should have mentioned it in the post, but those images up top are from the Battle Cry site.

  2. murph
    Posted May 15, 2006 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Re: your second bullet –

    Saloon? Is that, like, the site where Salon’s writers go to get belligerant and pick fights after finishing up their thoughtful, refined articles?

  3. Ted Glass
    Posted May 15, 2006 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    I think it’s great that Luce, the man behind Battle Cry, has given so much of his time to working with children. Not since Michael Jackson, has a public figure made children such an intergral part of their work here on earth, and I think he’s to be commended for it.

    Bravo, Mr. Luce, and best of luck getting the homeschoolers of America to send you their children.

  4. chris
    Posted May 15, 2006 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    I want to go to church. A church where this diversity (ethnic), unconditional acceptance w/ mutual respect, and praxis-usable real time suggestions for leading a happier life (like everyone try not to buy anything over $100 this week, or go weed a vacant lot or something).

    Can someone tell me where such a church is?

    If we continue to let THEM define church/christianity how will it ever change?

  5. Ted Glass
    Posted May 15, 2006 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    There should be an organized “Reclaiming Jesus” movement.

    As with any hostage situation, the longer we put it off, the more difficult it becomes to free him.

  6. Sam
    Posted May 15, 2006 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I wrote a post on my own blog a couple of days ago after hearing that interview. The gist of the post was that we all need to stop calling all these far right extremists “christian conservatives”. Based on dictionary definitions these people should properly be called CHRISTIAN FASCISTS. While I was looking at another thread on ypsidxit.com some there also pointed me to a short educational film on despotism from 1946 that I also wrote a response too. You should definitely check out this little film, in the current context it is extremely scary.

  7. egpenet
    Posted May 15, 2006 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    For Chris, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on North Huron in Ypsilanti, is quite open and inclusive in every sense of the word … yet also Jesus-centric … but the Beatitudes still apply.
    As for fundies … if the young don’t have sex, well have fewer unwanted fundy babies until they marry. Two … they will, if married, eat their young … check out the testimony from/music of Jimmy Rogers III … third, if they want their own country, they can start with Monohan in Naples, Florida (wheree a flood of Biblical proportions will wipe all of them out … but two … bets on which two, anyone.
    Don’t worry, be happy.

  8. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted May 15, 2006 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    They do have sex though, and lots of it. They breed like rabbits. It’s just that they prrefer to do it after marriage.

    Do a search here on the “full quiver” movement, or “prarie muffins.”

  9. chris
    Posted May 16, 2006 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Were that I to live in Ypsi. Also, when I said diversity I realize that to just write ethnic appears exclusive. As you know that’s not waht I meant.

    AND WAIT. The L’Abri community in the Swiss Alps…does anyone remember that cult with the red robes in, I believe, Switzerland? They had a group suicide/murder, highly ritualized. It was in the mid-80’s I believe.

    Tony? (why I think that you have this answer immediatley available, I don’t know)

    I guess that my hope is, is that it will all flame out in utter madness or an all-consuming apathy. I mean, how many of us went to/were forced to go- to church as a child/adolescent and now do not go?

  10. chris
    Posted May 16, 2006 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Oh yeah, and notice the hot blonde offering succor to the confused youth. Is she his mother, counselor, friend…or one of the 100 bodacious virgins waiting fr him in th e afterlife…OH wait, that’s another religion.

    Sex sells…even if you’re not allowed to have it. Which of course, makes it even hotter.

  11. mark
    Posted May 16, 2006 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m half way through writing my first adult film script. The working title is, “Full Quiver in the Prairie Muffin.”

    And you’re absolutely right about the image of the hot blonde, Chris. That struck me too… Sex, as you say, sells.

  12. chris
    Posted May 16, 2006 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    That would sooooooooo sell. I expect it would do very well in the south. Maybe Kami could star in it?

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