‘God’s gonna cut you down’: How Republicans conspire with churches for power

For Republicans, the purpose of religion is — as it has been for authoritarians since Old Testament days — political and social control. It’s not about spirituality: it’s all about raw, naked, taxpayer-subsidized power and the wealth associated with it.

Source: ‘God’s gonna cut you down’: How Republicans conspire with churches for power – Alternet.org

The Real Origins of the Religious Right 

One of the most durable myths in recent history is that the religious right, the coalition of conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists, emerged as a political movement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion. The tale goes something like this: Evangelicals, who had been politically quiescent for decades, were so morally outraged by Roe that they resolved to organize in order to overturn it.

Source: The Real Origins of the Religious Right | Portside

Pandemic, science, vaccination, Darwinism and the right: are scientists hopeless idiots or what? From suspicion of Darwinism to suspicions of scientists to suspicions of vaccines…

The current pandemic in the US is a puzzle in the sphere of vaccination. Tens of millions refuse vaccination in what is seen as irrationalism. So it is, but consider the issue of evolution. The theory of natural selection in Darwinism has been critiqued over and over, hundreds of times, and yet the paradigm remains in place with a factor of domination that remains very authoritarian. The puzzle is the sheer stupidity of the theory of natural selection taken statistically. But even statisticians are silent here.
Thus for over two generations, the entire (nearly so) scientific community has been in lockstep (and lockjaw) on a pseudoscientific form of idiocy on evolution.
In that vacuum, the religious right has been handed a golden opportunity, and for over two generations exploited this strange befuddlement of science to their own advantage, but in the process actually attempting to stick with the science keeping creationism in the background and attempting to actually make sense on the subject of evolution. The result was on the one hand the confusing ‘intelligent design’ movement and paradigm, but beside that a considerable and cogent set of critiques of Darwinism, scientism, and the selectionist confusion. In the process they have relentlessly promoted the appearance of religion outplaying and correctly critiquing science. The issue of intelligent design is indeed controversial but one can simply ignore that aspect and take note of the many useful citations of real science, with some suggestions on the issue of evolution. The question of design is a lost cause: design is pervasive in nature and the attempt to claim that natural selection accounts for design by the cadre of superidiots like Dawkins has been a waste of breath. Nature shows design at all levels and the issue is hardly one of theology. The question of ‘intelligent’ design is about the same, but somewhat tricky: we have no scientific way of discussing the issue of intelligence in nature. Nature seems intelligent, but that is a useful metaphor unless someone can resolve the ambiguity with some kind of evidence, of which there is none directly. But the point is that design as such is a naturalistic issue pointing to a science we don’t that we don’t have yet. Theology, what to say. A pagan’s view of nature is hardly on the agenda of the religious right.

Let us note then that for over two generations the religious public on the right has been given better information on Darwinism, if not evolution, than what scientists have provided to the secular public. Smal wonder then that many conservatives are wary of scientific claims. They have been shown directly the idiocy and/or mendaciousness of scientists and …
well, …and just might be suspicious of claims for vaccination.
A disgraceful failure of science. Scientists, or else outsiders, such as here, need without delay to take down the Darwinian pseudo-science, really a form of propaganda.

How the ‘religious left’ can save abortion rights from Republican hypocrisy 

But as McKay Coppins writes at The Atlantic, “most white conservative Christians don’t want piety from this president; they want power.” In particular, they want the power of his judicial appointments, with the goal of overturning Roe v. Wade, writing their minority views into law for generations to come, even as their share of the population (though not the electorate) plummets. As noted in a forthcoming report from Political Research Associates, support for legal abortion is at a 25-year high:

Source: How the ‘religious left’ can save abortion rights from Republican hypocrisy – Alternet.org

 Soul factors and the foetus…xtian religious contradictions/hypocrisy

The strange ideology of the religious right supports US/zionist)imperialism and its wars/genocide but promotes the (fallacious) views of ‘soul’ in the context of the foetus…The question of soul, to be sure, is not considered properly by secularists (science is paralyzed here), but it is very unlikely that a foetus has a soul factor, and even if it did that factor would simply exit immediately from an aborted foetus to a new one… cf. discussions at The Gurdjieff Con

The bill makes it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion and makes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

Source: Alabama Senate passes most restrictive abortion law in country with eye on taking down Roe v. Wade.