Thursday, August 26, 2004

Contemporary American Sociology

Rafael at Media Island has posted this analysis by Joe Bageant, of the hidden foreign policy goals of Christian Fundamentalists.
"These Christian conservatives believe peace cannot ever lead to The Rapture, and indeed impedes the 1,000 year Reign of Christ. So anyone promoting peace is an enemy, a tool of Satan, hence the fundamentalist support for any and all wars Middle Eastern, in which their own kids die a death often viewed by Christian parents as a holy martyrdom of its own kind. "He (or she) died protecting this country's Christian values." One hears it over and over from parents of those killed."
Bageant says that only a Liberal born into a fundamentalist family can understand this predicament, and I gotta say he brings to light many of my own fears for this century.

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