FYI, I paraphrased, after reading about Rafael Cruz on Tuesday.
Well....hardly a paraphrase when it amounts to every word. But, whatever.
So, I read more and found gems like this:
Well, Marx was absolutely right that for communism to work the concept of God had to be eliminated; that was a common theme amongst all those 20th century despots. And even someone like you can't deny that Darwinism went a long way in achieving that goal. I mean come on, many on this board are living "proof of concept". So while you might think it "wacky", it certainly isn't false. (Not that I want to defend someone who just might be off his rocker; I'm just pointing out your criticism isn't valid).
And let's not forget Jeremiah Wright's Liberation Theology who Obama sat under; a nutter of another colour. While I do think Obama would tend towards some of his views, it didn't scare me in the least because I understood his ability to implement some of Wright's crazy was completely implausible. The same goes for Cruz.
SO not equality, or non discriminatory tax issues and parenting and the ability to choose who you would have as you family or make POA, but socialism.
Would you not agree that Marxism and Communism in the 20th century were great evils? While I don't think socialism would amass the same body count, it still is conceptually their little brother. And little brothers usually grow up. Why anyone would even want to start down that path makes absolutely no sense when it's history of failure is there for anyone to see.
It is your right, of course, to laugh about the use of Dominionism, though it is well defined by many sources that are not using it to "scare" anyone.
Well I have studied and read about it in the past. It's usually a footnote in a survey of American Christianity. I would guess there's more snake-handlers than there are Reconstructionists. So yeah, it barely blips on the radar.
He is undoubtedly a bright guy, I agree. Well educated, smart and I have noticed he does his best to take the high road when Trump and others hit below the belt. I doubt very much a Cruz Presidency would involve a maniacal plan of overthrow.
Instead a Cruz Presidency would pepper any open Supreme Court position with guys like Scalia and Thomas, and he is openly anti LBGT.
I think 5 Thomas' and 4 Scalia's would be fantastic. (I went with 5 Thomas' for the Affirmative Action feels). But I get it, we don't agree on this; nor a 9 Ginsburg's court craptastrophy.
He has accepted much money and support from some truly scary people who support very radical ideals, and those folks would likely wield influence and power.
Name me a candidate outside of Trump who hasn't? Soros makes the Koch brothers look like small-time street punks. The system in general is a wreck on both sides and up for sale to those with money.
I suppose someone like you with your limited worldview and evangelical beliefs finds him normal, trust me when I say the rest of us do not.
I love a good jab, I gotta admit. But for it to work you have to actually hit your target. I haven't made a "christian" argument here in years. I've argued on your terms, on your playing field. You keep coming back to that, however, because your views seldom have any teeth. But I get it though; a subtle ad hom is hard to resist some times.
"Obama is a Muslim." Response: It's no big deal. You people on the right are crazy.
"Cruz is a Christian." Response: He will be the worst thing for America ever because his dad is crazy!
Let no one ever accuse progressives of being consistent. The biggest bigots really do reside on the left.