I would like to do a piece on my blog, Releasing Religion, regarding mixing God & government.  And I'd like to know what opinions people have here about doing such a thing.  Some points to mention are:

Glenn Beck is well known for arguing that we have misunderstood that founding fathers & their desire to keep church & state separate.  Holding his rally on 8/28, he gathered 150.000 people to hear him talk about bringing out country "back to God".  What do you think it would do to our country to "get back to God"? 

The Tea Party has been called racist Chrisotcrats. In their recent convention, most conference sessions began with prayers.  What do you think of the Tea Party?  Do you know very little about them?  Do you know a lot?  Please share your thoughts here.

The piece will be posted on www.releasingreligion.blogspot.com

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Personally, I find them absolutely horrifying.
Ive been following the TEA Party since their beginning...

First of all, anyone who says they are not racist is either in denial, or they are ignorant and do not understand the definition of racism or xenophobia. Racism is not just about blacks in America...

This is of course my opinion based off observation and personal experiences with real life TPers

The "movement" began (IMO) with the Birthers. A hoax email made its rounds across the internet stating that president nominee BHO was a Muslim extremist who swore oath to office on the Koran. The lies just grew from there. Now he's a Muslim extremist and illegal alien from Kenya and obviously a Commie...

Fear started this movement. Fear of a dark skinned man with a middle eastern name. They fear everything about Obama. From the color of his skin to his fathers religion.

The TP will deny, deny, deny this but to anyone paying attention to them and their actions, its very obvious. I've met TPers and they openly use the N word around me as if I am one of them. While the younger members are different, any TPer above 40 is flat out xenophobic or racist. They hate Mexicans, Muslims, homosexuals, blacks and basically anything that is not white washed & Christian.

What do I really think? Well it has morphed into a revival in comparison to that of the Evangelical movement that put GWB in office for two terms... They now have added God and their religion to the mix. This is bad because they now have mindless droves of voters that will do what their leaders tell them without question. To question Beck is now to question God...

Ive just added a short blog on this topic. http://wpblogit.com/anomie/
Guy Fawkes, I think that's about right, but I would add fear of government, fear of bureaucracy, fear of communism/socialism/fascism (which they seem to think is all the same thing), fear of educated people, fear of education, fear of unions, fear of atheism, etc, etc, etc. It's the Party of Fear. Didn't Americans used to be courageous? I dunno, seems like I heard that somewhere. Maybe the national anthem...
Can't forget the Jews...Never forget the Jews...

I was just reading a very interesting article, you might like it:
Yes, fear of the Jews, too. And a very astute article.

America managed to have some resolve in the face of a decades-long threat of nuclear annihilation, but now that that's faded, we're peeing ourselves over nonsense. I blame the religious mindset, capable of believing anything without evidence.
Come on, are you saying the Tea Party wouldn't exist if Obama were white or if another democratic candidate would have won instead of him? The Tea Party, IMO, is a right wing creation that exists to fight the democratic agenda, regardless of the race or religion of the president.
Yes, that's what I'm saying.

Most normal people can recognize racism & xenophobia when they see it...

A quick Google search...

These are pretty mild but Im not going to go out of my way proving anything. As I stated earlier, this is my opinion based off observation and personal experiences.

In my experience nothing drives humans to act irrationally more than emotion. The whole TP was forged by hatred and fear. Tell me, would a rational person believe the Birther theory? Would a rational person believe that a newspaper birth announcement could be planted 49 years ago just to throw them off?

Go ask any TPer if they know Obama's middle name... Ask if they happen to know Bush's middle name... Hell, ask them if they know where GWB's father is from... Id be willing to bet 10-1 they know 100 Xs more about Obama then all the US presidents combined. You know why? Well if Obama had a nice Christian name and white skin no one would give 2 shits about where he came from or his family heritage.
Wow, are these actual pictures of Tea Partiers, Guy? That is pretty wild.

The children holding signs is very disturbing to me. Being a parent, I think it is such a travesty to impose our own ideals on our children, especially when they are not old enough yet to form their own opinions. You just make them stand there and hold a sign up, and they'll do it because you told them to. I saw this happening here in California just before Prop 8 Passed. Tons of families were outside with Yes on 8 signs. Tons of children were holding up those signs. Totally cruel.
As far as I know they're real...

The TPers of course, deny it....Another BS conspiracy... A lot of them claim that all racist signs, members, basically anyone who makes them appear racist are infiltrators & inciters.

Just go to youtube or google You can easily find thousands of examples of TP racism... It really isn't hard to find....

Don't even know why anyone is still questioning any of it.
If I saw videos of Tea Party rallies where the one guy holding a racist sign is being harassed and booed by the rest as being distasteful, then I might believe them when they say the majority don't support that.

But... sorry.

2 presidential candidates. One's birth certificate says he was born in the United States. One's birth certificate is from a third world country (Panama).

And yet which one is suspected of not being born in the U.S.? What is the major difference between these two candidates that we would make such a fuss over the guy born in the U.S. but not bat an eye at they guy who freely admits he was born in Panama? The difference is that the first candidate is black, with a foreign-sounding name. The second candidate is white and a war hero.
If I saw videos of Tea Party rallies where the one guy holding a racist sign is being harassed and booed by the rest as being distasteful, then I might believe them when they say the majority don't support that.

Jo Jerome - yeah, good point. Thanks for posting those pics (I think it was you). I needed to see that. The people holding those signs looked like huge idiots. How embarrassing they must be to so many tpers.
On the comment about the two candidates for US Pres, one whose birth certificate says born in Panama. The whole point is that one MUST be born in the US to be president. Unless----has the US Gov admitted that Panama is a US colony, like P.R.?




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