Dismal theology-related quote for the day

One reason some choose atheism is to deaden the sting of a corrupt nature. If we can convince ourselves that there is no God, then we think we will never have to give an account for our wickedness. However, it is not only the Atheist who has a corrupt nature; all of us do. The difference is; some acknowledge it, and ask God for forgiveness and help. The nature you nurture is the one that will dominate.

Ken Blue

Never forget: Y’all are no damn good. You are wicked, evil, putrid, a blot on the cosmos, and the bald fact of your existence soils the universe and pisses-off Our Invisible Friend.

Fortunately, you can avoid the eternity of torture that you deserve by joining Ken’s club and giving him money.

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Quote for the day

The inaptly named Values Voters Summit is underway, and so the air shudders with rancorous nonsense. These remarks from one of the speakers are a good example of how crazy the Evangelical Right is becoming as they are marginalized by their own ignorance and malice.

“My friends, our Judaeo-Christian values are under assault,” she said. She added that students in public schools are being indoctrinated with “Islamic propaganda” in their classrooms.

You need to understand that we are at war and we are at war against the radical leftist element in our country that has declared war on us,” Gabriel declared.

The far less dramatic truth, of course, is that nobody has declared war on these nuts. They are being ignored, rather, because it is a settled, incontestable fact that their ideology is wrong.

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Rosenstein considered recording Trump

The New York Times is just out with a story which affirms, once again, that the pros are worried sick about The Donald.

The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.

Mr. Rosenstein made these suggestions in the spring of 2017 when Mr. Trump’s firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director plunged the White House into turmoil. Over the ensuing days, the president divulged classified intelligence to Russians in the Oval Office, and revelations emerged that Mr. Trump had asked Mr. Comey to pledge loyalty and end an investigation into a senior aide.

This is consistent with Fear, the Bob Woodward book released last week, and countless news stories.

Given the craven state of the Republican Party, we’ve almost no remaining defense but annihilation of the Republican Party in November.

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Dismal theology-related tweet for the day

This is the kind of remark that makes me wonder if preachers ever listen to themselves. If Our Invisible Friend has no peer — and by definition he does not — then who is there to appreciate his glory? And isn’t it one of Christianity’s bedrock claims that He was disappointed in His creation?

Bah. These people are nuts.

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The plot thickens

A classmate of Brett Kavanaugh and (then) Christine Blasey published a post on Facebook yesterday which says the alleged attack was the gossipy rage for a couple of days when she was in high school.

The post has since been taken down, and the classmate now says she has no idea whether or not it actually happened.

“That it happened or not, I have no idea,” Cristina King Miranda told NPR’s Nina Totenberg. “I can’t say that it did or didn’t.”

That’s different from what Miranda wrote Wednesday in a now-deleted Facebook post that stated definitively, “The incident DID happen, many of us heard about it in school.”

There is a screen-grab of the post at the link.

Clearly, this lends credibility to Dr. Ford’s story and, however exasperating some aspects of the story may be, it seems clear that it’s time for the judiciary committee to start issuing subpoenas and getting answers.

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