Frank Schaeffer at Killing the Buddha

11 10 2009

Spaceship Jesus Will Come Back and Whisk Us Away, excerpted from his latest book, Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don’t Like Religion (or Atheism):

What I am saying is that feeding the paranoid delusions of people on the fringe of the fringe contributes to a dangerous climate that may provoke violence in a few individuals. And convincing folks that Armageddon is on the way, and all we can do is wait, pray, and protect our families from the chaos that will be the “prelude” to the “Return of Christ,” is perhaps not the best recipe for political, economic, or personal stability, let alone social cohesion.

It may also not be the best philosophy on which to build American foreign policy! The momentum toward what amounts to a whole subculture seceding from the union (in order to await “The End”) is irrevocably prying loose a chunk of the American population from both sanity and their fellow citizens. . .

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15 10 2009
writestuff444

Absolutely amazing!!

20 08 2010
We Need to Sing Our Epics or Lose Them « Cocking A Snook!

[…] Derangement of Matt Taibbi, the language stories and Political Mind of George Lakoff, the political right-speak realism of Frank Schaeffer, the situational ethics of Philip Zimbardo and his Lucifer Effect, Harvard’s Howard Gardner […]

14 08 2017
JJ

Adding a one hour video of Shaeffer talking about his background and views now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-33BUmx91BE

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