As a Christian Sarah Huckabee Sanders defends Trump’s lies because she believes she is “defending God’s chosen leader for this time.”

By | 2018-09-19T06:20:04+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: News, Religion|Tags: , , , , |15 Comments

The New Yorker has a rather long and detailed piece on White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Much of it describes her early years growing up in the Arkansas governor’s mansion, her family, and of course her faith. 

Her faith takes center stage when the New Yorker quotes a Washington Post religion reporter and a Baptist minister:

Michelle Boorstein, a religion reporter for the Washington Post, has written that, in Sanders’s lifetime, many “politicians have broken promises to Christian conservatives.” So far, Trump, who recently hosted a dinner for evangelicals, hasn’t broken his promises to them, leading some to proclaim his victory as evidence of the hand of God. Brian Kaylor, a former Baptist pastor who writes about religion and politics, recently said, of Sanders’s defenses of Trump, “It’s more than you are defending a politician, or even a President—you are defending God’s chosen leader for this time.”

That is the importance that religion plays among Trump supporters. 

Much like the benefit of the doubt that is often giving to God, Trump also gets a pass from his religious base because they have faith that there is a divine hand at work which they have no standing to judge. 

This is the same exact sentiment expressed over and over again during the Bush presidency, where excuses were made for the two wars he started, the collapsing economy, and even his failed response to Hurricane Katrina. 

I know I harp on it all of the time, but it is really an illustration of how dangerous it is for people to be told over and over again that faith is more important than facts, and that God has some secret plan which mankind is simply too primitive to understand. 

That kind of talk dulls our critical thinking skills and lulls us into a false sense of security so that when the emergency lights start flashing we are too numb and disconnected to recognize the very real danger we face. 

To my mind religion is without a doubt the most dangerous mind-altering narcotic on the planet, and as long as it continues to exist human beings will never recognize their true potential. 

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 19, 2018 at 7:24 am

    God of the Old Testament is one thing.
    Jesus of the New is quite another. They are not “Christian.”

  2. Anonymous September 19, 2018 at 7:44 am

    ‘Hi all, deleted this because it served its purpose and I am now dealing with a slew of requests for interviews from The Wash Post, CNN, CBS News. Organizing how I want to proceed. Was not ready for that, not sure I am interested in pursuing. Thanks for reading
    5:48 AM – Sep 19, 2018

    “the purported former classmate insisted that the sexual assault incident happened.

    “This incident did happen,” the letter said. “Many of us did hear about it in school and Christine’s recollection should be more than enough for us to truly, deeply know that the accusation is true.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/high-school-classmate-remembers-kavanaugh-incident-says-besieged-media-requests/

    “The Trump Administration is proposing that Brett Kavanaugh be tasked with using his best reasoning skills to set legal precedent that will not only affect or influence the lives of hundreds of millions of people, but will dictate the terms of their civic engagement and indeed their survival – their access to the voting booth, their access to a doctor’s office, their recourse when they are targeted by racist police, or fired by homophobic employers.

    After all, there is a terrifying logic at work when a man says to another man, Let’s see what we can do to this woman, to-get-her.” #meToo

    https://www.ifwhenhow.org/brett-kavanaugh-in-the-boys-club/

  3. JFKrist September 19, 2018 at 8:15 am

    OT-FYI 47 percent of voters said they favored O’Rourke, while 45 percent said they favored Cruz.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/19/beto-orourke-leads-cruz-by-2-points-in-new-texas-senate-poll.html

    • Anonymous September 19, 2018 at 10:38 pm

      Yes yes, a survey posted by politicususa should absolutely be trusted as accurate lol.

  4. Anonymous September 19, 2018 at 9:17 am

    She’s not a Christian.

  5. Anon September 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Christians always explain the discrepancies in Christianity with “you just have to have faith”. Don’t question anything, Suspend any critical thinking. Bizarre way to live.

  6. anon September 19, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    OT? He said it again. ““Got it?” Trump said as he handed two meals to a person in a car, adding: “Have a good time.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/watch-reporter-gasps-trump-tells-storm-victim-good-time/

    • OK September 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      https://thinkprogress.org/trump-to-hurricane-florence-victim-you-got-a-nice-boat-d801dae042fe/

      Trump to a homeowner in New Bern, NC, who had a yacht wash up in his backyard: “At least you got a nice boat out of the deal.”
      8:56 AM – Sep 19, 2018

      ““I think it’s incredible what we’re seeing,” Trump continued. “This boat just came here.”

      “They don’t know whose boat that is. What’s the law? Maybe it becomes theirs,”

  7. Anonymous September 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    These jeebus freks think Drumpf is the one because he is crazy enough to start all te tribulations or whatnot that come before or after the rapture. I can never remember. Any useful idiot who can start the big war will do.

  8. five September 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Religion is generally not the problem. The architecture of understanding is incorrect.

  9. millio September 19, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Religion does not alter the mind. If correctly understood, it opens it. Not through denoting history, but connoting our own nature through symbolism and animation. It is ignorance that is dangerous and mind-altering. The narcotic would be adrenalin from righteousness and anger, or cortisol from anxiety and guilt and shame. The quest for “Certainty” is itself what is behind the ignorance, and is a rejection of life.

  10. Ali baba September 20, 2018 at 8:11 am

    U.S. tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese products could prompt the country to export elsewhere.

    “We should work more in Africa, SEA (South East Asia), Europe,”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/20/alibabas-jack-ma-says-trumps-u-s-china-trade-war-ends-1-million-u-s-jobs-promise.html

  11. H-O-O-K September 20, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    OT? The Online Dating Rituals of the American Male>
    They said the portrait authorities painted of Riley as a predator clashed with their memory of the choreographer–an Evangelical Christian who went abroad to “spread the word of God,” performing street-corner skits to attract potential converts.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/cerissa-riley-arrested-for-rapes-with-dr-grant-robicheaux-was-an-evangelical-missionary?ref=scroll

  12. Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    This is what comes from cherry picking the unquestioned carved in stone passages you choose to support what you already want. No intelligence involved. No interpretation allowed. And no acceptance of scholarly research. (Like a lot of those “Paul” passages were written by others and just attributed to him for political agendas.)

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