Sister Sarah And The Coming Fascist Christian Troika

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Rick Perry dived right in. The Texas governor, now a Republican presidential candidate, held a prayer rally for tens of thousands, read from the Bible, invoked Christ and broadcast the whole event on the Web. [RACHEL ZOLL – AP Religion Writer]

Well folks, it does seem like the chickens are coming home to roost in our fairytale after all.  The evangelicals are marching in from the cloisters and the forests all decked out in their Sunday come-to-meetin’ clothes, proclaiming a New Christian Century in Amerika. And we, the unwashed masses, repose complacently in our front row seats, watching the action unfold above the footlights; witnesses to an extravagant display of the most profound and intimate bond between religion and politics, as it continues to power this hungry beast of civilization. Was not this public exhibition by Governor Perry (he-who-would-be-president) just a clear and present reminder of that ancient premise concerning the sacrality of the State and its claims to transcendent power?  Was this not, as well, a revival of the fraudulent myth of American Exceptionalism (The Chosen Nation) now decked-out in all its resplendent Christian glory?

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About kulturcritic

With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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