One of the other casualties ( less mentioned), in the wake of what we now behold as a major electoral clobbering of the Repukes and their kind (Obama now with 332 electoral votes after grabbing Florida) was the scope of how the Faux-Christian nutbag extremists and their ilk had their collective butts handed to them. Even now you can discern and hear their whimpering, pouting and pissing ...over how the nation "has turned so secular" and "fallen into Satan's grasp". They're even ramping up their hell-mongering and attendant hellfire threats but are too dumb to perceive - as Philosopher Alan Watts once pointed out ('Behold The Spirit') that any such true belief in 'Hell' would amount to the grossest blasphemy against any divinity alleged to be infinite or omnipotent. As Watts puts it (op. cit., p. 244):
"Taken literally as a doctrine of everlasting torture, 'Hell' amounts to blasphemy itself- for if it were in the power of human freedom-choice to produce a consequence of this kind there must be something radically diabolical in the order created by God, and in God himself. Such an interpretation may vindicate human freedom but at the cost of demonizing God."
But never mind, these pseudo -Xtian morons are as detached from reality as the Southern, pro-Confederacy types who rioted after Obama's Tuesday night victory - as at Ole Miss. One would have believed our public universities in this country would allocate more critical thinking courses - but evidently not.
According to the morning after assays via exit polls, Christian evangelicals voted overwhelmingly for Romney, matching the presidential vote of Mormons: 78 percent for Willard and 21 percent for Mr. Obama, according to exit polls by Edison Research. According to long time Christian Harpy gadfly Ralph Reed(who helped pioneer religious voter mobilization with the Christian Coalition in the 1980s and ’90s, and is now founder and chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition).
“We did our job!"
He claimed that his organization outdid itself this year, putting out 30 million voter guides in 117,000 churches, 24 million mailings to voters in battleground states and 26 million phone calls.
But if this is true, then the Feds and namely the IRS ought to fine the sonsabitches for everything they're worth and then retract any tax exempt status for violating federal statutes that require churches or churchy organizations not to embed themselves in politics, especially by producing "voter guides".
To reinforce that, Reed later bragged:
“Those voters turned out, and they voted overwhelmingly against Obama! But you can’t be driving in the front of the boat and leaking in the back of the boat, and win the election."
Yeah, duh! Because your stupid faith-based jerkoff beliefs won't work with sensible voters! Reed then continued (as quoted in The NY Times, 11/11):
“You can’t just overperform among voters of faith. There’s got to be a strategy for younger voters, unmarried voters, women voters — especially single women — and minorities.”
Well, Ralphie, you can keep on threatening all those groups with hellfire or warn about 'em all better getting "saved" but if you place all your trust in a stupid, archaic book (KJV bible) that is laden with contradictions and scriptural foul-ups, mistranslations, e.g. http://brane-space.blogspot.com/2010/09/why-king-james-bible-cannot-be-trusted.html then you damned well better be prepared for continued rejection.
Meanwhile, another Xtian extremist, R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in
“Millions of American evangelicals are absolutely shocked by not just the presidential election, but by the entire avalanche of results that came in. It’s not that our message — we think abortion is wrong, we think same-sex marriage is wrong — didn’t get out. It did get out! It’s that the entire moral landscape has changed! An increasingly secularized America understands our positions, and has rejected them.”
Oh, Boo Hoo Hoo and cry me a river, you self-righteous twerp. The point is your message was received loud and clear but rejected by the thinking people of this country, that is, the ones not suffering from the brain disease of belief, e.g. http://brane-space.blogspot.com/2010/10/true-belief-as-disease-of-mind.html
These mainly white male preachers, including fossils like Billy Graham, are yapping and moaning not only about the loss of the presidency (since they now have to wait to try to overturn Roe v. Wade via Supreme court picks) , but from what many of them see as a rejection of their agenda. They lost fights against same-sex marriage in all four states where it was on the ballot, and saw anti-abortion-rights Senate candidates defeated and two states vote to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Maybe the real problem these turkeys and their blinded followers have is with R-E-A-L-I-T-Y!
To underscore that, these extremist fool Christian leaders have said that they would intensify their efforts to make their case, but were only now beginning to discuss how to proceed. According to Bob Vander Plaats, president and chief executive of The Family Leader, an evangelical organization in Iowa.
“We’re not going away, we just need to recalibrate,”
Yeah, well good luck on that, bozo! Try to "recalibrate", but may I suggest instead recalibrating your BRAIN, to reality!
Meanwhile, the ever-out-of-touch Catholic hierarchy was also chastened, and in particular, the election outcome was sobering news for Catholic bishops, who this year spoke out on politics more forcefully and more explicitly than ever before. The bishops and Catholic conservative groups helped lead the fight against same-sex marriage in the four states where that issue was on the ballot. (In my state, Colo., the RC morons actually took out a full page ad in the Denver Post which probably marshaled more voters against them!) Nationwide, they undertook a campaign that accused Mr. Obama of undermining religious liberty, redoubling their efforts when a provision in the health care overhaul required most employers to provide coverage for contraception.
Despite this, Mr. Obama retained the Catholic vote, 50 to 48 percent, according to exit polls, although his support slipped from four years ago. Also, solid majorities of Catholics supported same-sex marriage, said Dr. Jones, the pollster.
Here's reality in a nutshell for all these officious religious extremist jackwads and their brain dead followers: America is changing and evolving to become LESS religious and more secular over time. Americans who have no religious affiliation — pollsters call them the “Nones” — now make up one-fifth of the population over all, according to a study released last month by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
The younger generation is even less religious: about one-third of Americans ages 18 to 22 say they are either atheists, agnostics or nothing in particular. Americans who are secular are far more likely to vote for liberal candidates and for same-sex marriage. Seventy percent of those who said they had no religion voted for Mr. Obama, according to exit polls conducted by Edison Research.
So go ahead, Righty Religious 'Pukes and Whiners, keep bringing it on....and yeah, when you run out of rational arguments - as you surely will, go appeal to the hellfire-salvation nonsense. Which proves you're all ready to be strapped into chairs and administered electro-convulsive therapy!