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‘Silhouette City’: Christian Nationalism on the Rise

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Posted on Nov 3, 2008
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Just how did we get the Christian right we have today? In his truly scary documentary “Silhouette City,” director Michael W. Wilson takes a close look at the key figures and ideologies that played some part in forming the apocalyptic mass movement that’s looking to influence American politics and culture. (Watch out for McCain supporters Rod Parsley and John Hagee in this clip!)

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By Aaron McKeehan, November 6, 2008 at 12:25 pm Link to this comment
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I must say it is a shame that there have been a few sects that have gone so far out of line with the gospel of Christ. I cannot say that I am surprised, Christ himself said there would be false prophets. The issue anymore I do believe is that us the followers of Christ feel as though we should force our laws upon a nation. While I do not believe gay marriage is good, I do believe that our laws, or to put it a better way, I do not believe our personal relationship with Christ should be forced upon a nation. God gave us a choice, between him or the world. How then is it our right to tell or force people into what God says? People have to make that choice for themselves. You cannot force people to follow Christ, or be a part of a religion, but you have to inspire people to be followers of Christ. It has always been about love, but how can someone love what he has to be forced into?

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By Spiritgirl, November 4, 2008 at 3:24 pm Link to this comment

First, let us remember our “American History” - King George (of England) attempted to regain power and control that he thought was lost durning the reign of Charles I.  As the colonists had been administering, and leading their own lives during the reign of Charles, they were not happy about the new taxation without representation, or other policies of his Majesty - this was an affront on them. Their anger over what was an assault on them led to the creation of the U.S.A.!

For which we are grateful!  Now that was truly the condensed version of things, however, the founding fathers were smart enough to not forget that Imperialism was generally detrimental to what was in the best interest of the individuals involved (or state)!  That included religion and to that end they created a separation of church and state!  As Americans we forget that at our own peril!

These lunatics want to talk about morality, then I’ve got a few questions that they should ponder before they condemn another person: (1)when the number 1 t.v. shows depict the un-sanctity of marriage, teenagers engaging in risque sexual behavior, disrespect for adults overall, MTV (& others) show just this side of pornographic music-videos, video games that involve mass killing sprees - than what does it say about the individuals that have made them number 1!?  When the church is condemning homosexuality - and yet not recognizing that they have an obligation to the least of these, then does that not say more about the so-called “Christians”?  Or maybe we can go with the parable about the whore that they brought to Jesus for stoning and he said “whomever amongst you is without sin, cast that first stone”!  What these supposed “Pastors” need to do is to stop acting as though they personally speak for THE LORD!!!

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By davidperi, November 4, 2008 at 8:36 am Link to this comment

Look back at the past 2,000 yrs of history…there was never a fully realized christian nation following God or His commandments.  Because there will always be corruption, greed, murder, war,famine in a roller coaster ride till the end.

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By Jim Yell, November 4, 2008 at 7:13 am Link to this comment
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For those programed to lose their critical faculties whenever some one mentions “GOD” there is an important issue to consider. When some one declares that we Chritians should——-. Before you give your attention it might be wise to find out what that person means by “Christian”. The problem with othodoxy in belief is where is the line to be drawn?

What history shows is after the most obvious none believers have been offed and then the devines move on to the alternate religious and then from there they start killing or locking up members of the Christian community who cross themselves left to right instead of right to left, or don’t cross themselves at all when praying. In fact it never stops, it just get worse and more destructive.

That is why we have separation of church and state and it is important that the religous realize they can not speak for anyone, but those of their congregation and than only to the extent that individuals give their permission.

Do not be one of those supposed caring people who for fear of being identified as heritical march a member family out to the barn and kill them to prove that they, themselves are true believers. This is a crime that will not go away.

Put your trust in the Bill of Rights, to preserve your right to believe or not to believe as makes sense to yourself. Remember you were made with the ability to balance truth from false. Do not be so eager to give this up to some self appointed devines.

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By purplewolf, November 4, 2008 at 6:14 am Link to this comment

Sick, sick, sick! What hate filled petty little men claiming to spread the word of God or is it the words of their agendas instead?

If there is a God, who are they to say God must apologize to mere humans?

Where’s that thunderbolt when you need it?

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By cyrena, November 4, 2008 at 12:00 am Link to this comment

Antispin..

This is right on spot..

“...It’s like petulance run amok…”

You’re right. It is. Scary as hell, eh? I’ve been noticing this for some years now.

It just keeps getting more bizarre.

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By antispin, November 3, 2008 at 10:59 pm Link to this comment

Wait…what?  God will have to apologize to me if he doesn’t do what I want?  I hear that twice in there…from two different idiots.  Is this a major tenet of the bizarro world evangelists?  It’s like petulance run amok…

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