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I thought it sounded familiar.  He said it about Arabs, right?

Either way, the description does fit the Christian Theocrats in the Movement.  Ask LMNO, he's been reading "The Family" by Jeff Shartlet:

--- Quote ---“You guys know about Genghis Khan?” he asked. “Genghis was a man with a vision. He  conquered”—David stood on the couch under the map, tracing, with his hand, half the northern hemisphere—“nearly everything. He devastated nearly everything. His enemies? He beheaded them.” David swiped a finger across his throat. “Dop, dop, dop, dop.”

Genghis Khan’s genius, David went on, lay in his understanding that there could be only one king. When Genghis entered a defeated city, he would call in the local headman. Conversion to the Khan’s cause was not an option, as Genghis was uninterested in halfhearted deputies. Instead, said David, Genghis would have the man stufed into a crate, and over the crate’s surface would be spread a tablecloth, on which a wonderful meal would be arrayed.

“And then, while the man suffocated, Genghis ate, and he didn’t even hear the man’s screams.” David stood on the couch, a inger in the air. “Do you know what that means?”

To their credit, my brothers did not. Perhaps on account of my earlier insight, David turned to me.

“I think so,” I said. “Out with the old, in with the new.”

Yes, he nodded. “Christ’s parable of the wineskins. You can’t pour new into old.” One day, he continued, some monks from Europe show up in Genghis Khan’s court. Genghis welcomes them in the name of God. Says that in truth, they worship the same great Lord. Then why, the monks ask, must he conquer the world?  “I don’t ask,” says Genghis. “I submit.”

David returned to his chair. “We elect our leaders,” he said. “Jesus elects his.”  He reached over and squeezed the arm of Pavel. “Isn’t that great?” David said. “That’s the way everything in life happens. If you’re a person known to be around Jesus, you can go and do anything. And that’s who you guys are. When you leave  here, you’re not only going to know the value of Jesus, you’re going to know the people who rule the world. It’s about vision. Get your vision straight, then relate. Talk to the people who rule the world, and help  them obey. Obey Him. If I obey Him myself, I help others do the same. You know why? Because I become a warning. We become a warning. We warn everybody that the future king is coming. Not just of this country or that but of the world.” Then he pointed at the map, toward the Khan’s vast, reclaimable empire.
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The Good Reverend Roger:

--- Quote from: Cain on August 23, 2009, 08:45:48 pm ---I thought it sounded familiar.  He said it about Arabs, right?

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Yep.  Right after he avenged Chinese Gordon.


--- Quote from: The Good Reverend Roger on August 23, 2009, 08:26:05 pm ---What's this nonsense about appeasing the moral majority?  They do not understand compromise.  The only way to prevent Matthew Shepards is to show them you won't back down.  They do not respect reasonableness, they are either at your feet or at your throat.

Fuck 'em.  I hope this gives them screaming fits.

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I don't think appeasing them was what I was going for. Was more wondering just how crazy and dangerous they're all going to get before they finally fall to pieces. I see more abortion clinic bombings in our future, and worse.

But yeah, I don't mind seeing them upset over this. More like a pleasure.

Iason Ouabache:

--- Quote from: Kai on August 23, 2009, 08:13:49 pm ---

I wonder about the result of this. Will there be a large split and new denominations from the Lutheran Church? Is this a slowly snowballing effect that started with the Anglicans ordaining a gay man? Will we see more measures like this pass in the next several years in denominations such as the Presbyterian Church?
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Of course there will be splits. Schisms is what Christians do best.

--- Quote ---Or, most importantly, is this going to cause the moral majority Movement to become even more crazy and dangerous?

I'm not quite sure where my opinions lie.

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I keep thinking that they can't get any crazier but they keep surpassing my expectations. I don't think that they will stop until someone takes it a bit too far and innocent people die (ala Oklahoma City). It's all fun and games until someone bombs a preschool.

I can't wait to hear my grandmother and father's reaction. :lulz:

I think the older/traditional ones, like my grandmother's family, aren't going to be thrilled. Some are going to split off, I think, but that will be decided by the board of elders for individual churches. I honestly don't know if there would be a movement, though.


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