Category Archives: Religious Fanaticism

Sarah Palin, her new culture war and her book of myths

  • Like the German news magazine ‘Der Spiegel’ says : “Sahra Palin’s book is full of trivial statements, historical myth and pseydo truths” (,1518,730554,00.html)But she and her ‘false reality’ have to be taken seriously because its simplisitic gibberish feeds into the fears of many Americans that their country is going to the dogs if Obama stays in power. She vilifies whomever and whatever she can and her platitudes fuel the prejudices of the mostly politically uneducated electorate wo are ready to believe the lies she feeds them about Obama and the Republicans in general.

    it is worrying that her distortions of history and her nasty hate campaign against anyone who is more ‘Liberal’ than she seems to strike a chord with all those looking for easy solutions. Shei is not unlike any other deluded, unhinged political figure – Dangerous and extremely driven. No matter how ludicrous her cry for ‘reclaiming America’, the national financal stress, the unwinnable war in Afghanistan and the increasing ( right wing fuelled) fear of illegal immigrants create a fertile ground for demagoguery. She is like any other demagogue, and the similarity to Hitler is astounding, i.e. completely self-righteous, without a shred of self doubt and full of hate for particular groups of society. Many a tyrant started out being underestimated by the progressive and moderate parts of society, and if Americans do not come to their senses soon, their silence regarding the evil machinations of Sarah Palin and her powerful supporters may create a tyrannical monster that will destroy justice and democracy.

  • Thursday, 25.11.2010: 4.30 pm AEST
    as news about the fighting between North and South Korea are flooding in, Sarah Palin shows her ignorance and confusion by saying on Fox News (where else) that America has to support ‘North’ Korea. – If they don’t get rid of her now than there is no saving the United States of America.

  • The Sarah Palin Watchdog Team – PALINGATES:


Evangelical prosperity gospel = Jesus the money-focussed salesman

exerpt of an article by Laura Tiernan – 5.12.2005

…..Emblematic of the growth of the evangelical movement are the Pentecostal mega-churches like Hillsong, in Sydney’s north-western Hills district, which boasts a weekly congregation of 13,000. While Catholic and Anglican churches continue to register shrinking attendance figures, Pentecostal membership has grown 30 percent in the past decade.

The new churches preach a “prosperity gospel”. Believers see wealth as a mark of God’s favour, and poverty as a sign that the poor have strayed from the path of righteousness—and thus deserving of their fate. Many of the new religious orders, like the Oxford Falls Christian City Church, administer business courses offering “fundamental Biblical principles that will determine the success or otherwise of any successful business.” Hillsong’s senior pastor Brian Houston authored his own book, You need more Money, promising to tell “why you need more money and secondly how to get more money”. His regular sermons borrow heavily from the stock-in-trade techniques of motivational speakers and business coaches, with Jesus recast in the image of a money-focussed travelling salesman.