Do we really want as president another religious guy from texas who thinks god talks.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. like george bush? how did that work for you last time? he wrecked the economy and got us in two wars costing 4 trillion dollars.


    Rick Perry's Army of God
    A little-known movement of radical Christians and self-proclaimed prophets wants to infiltrate government, and Rick Perry might be their man.

    On September 28, 2009, at 1:40 p.m., God’s messengers visited Rick Perry.

    On this day, the Lord’s messengers arrived in the form of two Texas pastors, Tom Schlueter of Arlington and Bob Long of San Marcos, who called on Perry in the governor’s office inside the state Capitol. Schlueter and Long both oversee small congregations, but they are more than just pastors. They consider themselves modern-day apostles and prophets, blessed with the same gifts as Old Testament prophets or New Testament apostles.

    The pastors told Perry of God’s grand plan for Texas. A chain of powerful prophecies had proclaimed that Texas was “The Prophet State,” anointed by God to lead the United States into revival and Godly government. And the governor would have a special role.

    The day before the meeting, Schlueter had received a prophetic message from Chuck Pierce, an influential prophet from Denton, Texas. God had apparently commanded Schlueter—through Pierce—to “pray by lifting the hand of the one I show you that is in the place of civil rule.”

    Gov. Perry, it seemed.

    Schlueter had prayed before his congregation: “Lord Jesus I bring to you today Gov. Perry. ... I am just bringing you his hand and I pray Lord that he will grasp ahold of it. For if he does you will use him mightily.”

    And grasp ahold the governor did. At the end of their meeting, Perry asked the two pastors to pray over him. As the pastors would later recount, the Lord spoke prophetically as Schlueter laid his hands on Perry,

    http://www.texasobserver.org/cover-story/rick-perrys-army-of-god
     
  2. Ricter

    Ricter

    Texas is becoming America's Iran: crazy religious and propped up by oil.
     
  3. American Christianity is more dangerous than Islam and needs to be carefully watched.
     
  4. As a Texan, I'll state there are a few things you need to know about him.

    First, he wins elections even when "experts" don't give him much of a chance. I'd venture to say he is likely the smartest politician running.

    Second, the reality is not the same as the image he is projecting at any given time; NOTE: it will change.

    This is a guy who wanted to secede not long ago now running to head up the government he wanted to secede from!

    He is dong his religion thing but in reality he is "All hat/No tithe" Perry having given about $100 to his church over the past 10 years, some years he gave nothing.

    Not long ago, he tried to by executive order require all young girls in the state to get a Guardisil inoculation at a cost of $360. Also, his Chief of Staff once worked for Merck the maker of Guardisil.

    Seneca


    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/06/04/rick_perrys_gardasil_problem_110089.html
     
  5. More hate speech from ET's resident religious bigots.

    One more issue liberals have come up with to divide us and weaken us as a country. Now the sort of religious beliefs that formed the foundation for our country are somehow deemed dangerous. Peaceful, loving Christians are equated with murderous islamist tyrants.

    It's vile and despicable.

    ps. Seneca roman, I was not directing that at you. You posted while I was writing my post.
     
  6. Matthew 6:5-6: "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men....when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret...

    Don't think Perry is doing real well following the Bible in this regard.

    Seneca
     
  7. yea right. peaceful and loving. all us thinking people ask is that you keep your superstitious bullshit to yourselves:

    "Their beliefs can tend toward the bizarre. Some consider Freemasonry a “demonic stronghold” tantamount to witchcraft. The Democratic Party, one prominent member believes, is controlled by Jezebel and three lesser demons. Some prophets even claim to have seen demons at public meetings. They’ve taken biblical literalism to an extreme. In Texas, they engage in elaborate ceremonies involving branding irons, plumb lines and stakes inscribed with biblical passages driven into the earth of every Texas county.

    If they simply professed unusual beliefs, movement leaders wouldn’t be remarkable. But what makes the New Apostolic Reformation movement so potent is its growing fascination with infiltrating politics and government. The new prophets and apostles believe Christians—certain Christians—are destined to not just take “dominion” over government, but stealthily climb to the commanding heights of what they term the “Seven Mountains” of society, including the media and the arts and entertainment world. They believe they’re intended to lord over it all. As a first step, they’re leading an “army of God” to commandeer civilian government."
     
  8. Thanks!
    BTW-do you like Perry?
     
  9. Ricter

    Ricter

    In my lifetime I've seen that most Americans are "hip" to this. They are very aware of over-zealous Christians, and they are on guard against them. Yes, in hard times the religious world view gets more attention (there are no atheists in fox holes), but even so, not enough to transform the country in a significant way.
     
  10. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    And you and your ilk have the nerve to bitch like little girls about Artful Dodger.
     
    #10     Aug 3, 2011