Friday, August 28, 2015

Bruni's right... is disconcerting that the American evangelicals are liking Trump:
Let me get this straight. If I want the admiration and blessings of the most flamboyant, judgmental Christians in America, I should marry three times, do a queasy-making amount of sexual boasting, verbally degrade women, talk trash about pretty much everyone else while I’m at it, encourage gamblers to hemorrhage their savings in casinos bearing my name and crow incessantly about how much money I’ve amassed?
Seems to work for Donald Trump.
Polls show him to be the preferred candidate among not just all Republican voters but also the party’s vocal evangelical subset.
He’s more beloved than Mike Huckabee, a former evangelical pastor, or Ted Cruz, an evangelical pastor’s son, or Scott Walker, who said during the recent Republican debate: “It’s only by the blood of Jesus Christ that I’ve been redeemed.”
When Trump mentions blood, it’s less biblical, as Megyn Kelly can well attest.
No matter. The holy rollers are smiling upon the high roller. And they’re proving, yet again, how selective and incoherent the religiosity of many in the party’s God squad is.


Not Trampis said...

very strange.

Trump has all the qualifications of being Satan;s great helpers.

On the other hand He is not like Pitt the younger who Wilberforce supported who despite not being christian he thought to be a great leader.

Oh and being evangelical means you are not relgious

Jason Soon said...

" being evangelical means you are not relgious"

you're going to have to explain that one, Homer

Not Trampis said...

religious people have to do something to appease God. Evangelicals know God has done all that has to be done.

They know works can't get them there!

Steve said...

I think you're quite the challenge to Wittgenstein's private language argument, Homer:

"The argument is supposed to show that the idea of a language understandable by only a single individual is incoherent."

Not Trampis said...

If you do not understand that you better migrate to catallaxy