Democrats tend to feel safe on the web. After all, MoveOn and its like are *our* guys. Republicans may have their Frank Luntz and their think-tanks, but radicals have Palo Alto.
But alas, even this haven of tranquillity and liberalism is not safe from conservative media washing.
Mistyping my own site's address from abroad (hey! I'm in England!), I entered the whacky world of "blogpsot.com." I found myself redirected to Amazing Bible Studies.com, where I read:
6,000 PAGES OF BIBLE ANSWERS, CHURCHES, COMMENTARIES, CULTS, DOCTRINE, INFORMATION, LINKS, NEWS, PHOTOGRAPHS, SERMONS, STATISTICS, STUDIES, SERMONS, SPIRITUAL WARFARE, TRACTS.
ALSO STUDIES ON THE TENSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND WHAT THE OUTCOME WILL BE.
What's particularly fascinating to me is that there must be a cabal of web-literate religious conservatives conspiring to find all sites that like mine link to "Christianity" and "the Bible" and divert them from their intended aims.
My dear readers, do not be lead astray. You are safe with me in the very womb of the Christian Left. Please don't leave me now. I'm much cleverer, nicer, and more humane.
But let me leave you by turning their own words against them. Insincere faux-Christians of the Radical Right abound at this political moment. They twist Christ's message of compassion into a bludgeon with which to beat the liberal for his outreach to the criminal, the poor, the sick, the subcultural, and the outkast. Under the name of Christ, they preach hatred of one's enemies, despotism in the third world, the legality of torture, and corporate welfare.
But don't be afraid of them. Even should the radical fundamentalists track us to our trusted haunt on the web, even should all look dark, even while the venom of their hatred spreads, God is on our side, not theirs. After all, He made a sincere and loving promise to the progressives of the world:
THOSE THAT BELIEVE THEY ARE SAVED—BUT LIVE IN DISOBEDIENCE AND REBELLION TO THE BIBLE, REFUSING TO DO THE WILL OF GOD—DECEIVE THEMSELVES. God tells us, FEAR THE LORD, AND DEPART FROM EVIL-Pv 3:7. HE THAT IS NOT WITH ME IS AGAINST ME-Mt 12:30. FOR THE TIME WILL COME (which is now) WHEN THEY (the people of the world) WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE,…THEY WILL TURN THEIR EARS AWAY FROM THE TRUTH-2 Tim 4:3,4. (Does this include you?)
(Does this include you, blogpsot.com?)