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Anonymous asked: Being an expert on religious evils, what can you tell us about the threat of Dominionism? Is this the origin of the Party-Today, screw saving/conserving for the future attitude in America? The people I've spoken with say that I'm paranoid and "full of it" but I don't think so.
I do think that there is some threat of Dominionism in this country but it is relatively minor. We have seen a trend of strongly conservative, largely Christian, politicians taking office in many areas throughout the country. Christianity has attempted to co-op with the Republican part as much as possible. Obviously this does not apply to each and every Christian but it would be nearly impossible to deny how strongly the right panders to conservative Christian values.
I think with more and more of the country turning away from religion or at least discounting the influence of religion there is less chance for this happening on a large scale. It can definitely happen on a state level and in local government which is why I personally think the Ron Paul-esque idea of autonomous states is extremely problematic and quite dangerous. If each state was allowed to decide entirely on their own it wouldn’t be long before you saw “Christian states” appearing throughout the country. Our country would be in complete turmoil if we allowed the states that power.
I certainly don’t think the failing is because Christianity hasn’t tried but simply because people are too far progressed to allow such archaic laws to govern their lives. At least that is the case in most situations and generally on a national level. As we saw with the travesty that is “amendment 1” in North Carolina the conservative Christian base is, at times, able to rally together and make their small voice the strongest to push through their agenda. Because of situations like that it is even more important that we keep ever vigilant of the serious threat to our livelihood and hard fought freedoms that many conservative Christian would seek to deny us of. Perhaps you are a bit paranoid, but there are certainly good reasons to be, it’s not unfounded paranoia where there really are people out there looking to bring America under the influence of biblical law.