Monday, May 30, 2022


Is it Christian nationalism yet? By Jove, it is.

Samuel L. Perry, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma, has a helpful checklist.

Come November, I hope Mary Miller gets an eviction notice.

Related reading
All OCA Mary Miller posts (Pinboard)

comments: 4

Fresca said...

Thanks for the link to the checklist.

A friend told me the priest at her [Greek Orthodox] church yesterday said it's important to help suffering people, "...even if it's their own fault. And even if you are suffering yourself."

How refreshing that was.

The Christian Nationalist checklist includes the opposite:
if it's their own fault, fuck em.

P.S. "tenants" of faith. Would that be those inconvenient people who clutter scripture, such as, oh, I don't know... Jesus?

Michael Leddy said...

That reminds me of something from Martin Buber — and I hope this version is accurate:

“When people come to you for help, do not turn them off with pious words, saying, ‘Have faith and take your troubles to God!’ Act
instead as though there were no God, as though there were only one person in all the world who could help — only yourself.”

Fresca said...

Yes, that's the ticket, what Buber says. That's good. Thank you.

P.S. I have a new laptop and can easily comment and post again--what a change from my 10-year-old laptop with a dying battery.

Michael Leddy said...

Yay for the ’puter!