Republican Atheists is proud to introduce Board Member Robert "Bob" M. Price, well known Atheist speaker, podcaster and published author.
He served as Director for the NY Metro Center for Inquiry in New York. He writes for Free Inquiry and American Rationalist. Price is the author of many books including The Case Against ‘The Case for Christ’, The Incredible Shrinking Son Man, The Amazing Colossal Apostle, and Holy Fable: The Bible Undistorted by Faith.
Additionally Price manages a popular podcast known as The Bible Geek.
Why do followers continue to support political leaaders and advocates that present legislation opposite to constintuantes welfare?
Republican/conservative - what does it mean?
The Republican party seems to play off of religious iinstitutions making religious culture primary in their adgenda while advancing corporate institutions.
Religous believesrs who continue to follow Rebublican doctrine often continue to follow a doctrine of fake religious belief and false profit leader ie' 'The Don."
Jim Jones, Jesus Christ and other 'followers' blindly seek carismatic leaders.
Here comes Trump.
Many seem to have no mind of their own.
According to Republican Atheists, "Republican" means anyone who is registered Republican.
The Republican Party became religious-focused during the Reagan era in the '80s, before that religion did not play a critical role. This shows that political parties are dynamic and can change according to input of its members.
Additionally the Democratic Party has had its fair share of religious influence. Democrat Senator Bilbo is one of the most notorious racist politicians in American history who was involved with the Ku Klux Klan and he justified his racism with religious reasoning.
Hard to believe this is a Democrat right?
"For Senator Bilbo, however, racism was more that just an ideology, it was a sincerely held religious belief. In a book entitled Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongrelization, Bilbo wrote that “[p]urity of race is a gift of God . . . . And God, in his infinite wisdom, has so ordained it that when man destroys his racial purity, it can never be redeemed.” Allowing “the blood of the races [to] mix,” according to Bilbo, was a direct attack on the “Divine plan of God.” There “is every reason to believe that miscengenation and amalgamation are sins of man in direct defiance to the will of God.”"
During Bilbo 1947 democrats and republicans were different. The Democratic and Republican parties have changed costumes over time.
Nixon brought in the The Powell Memo (also known as the Powell Manifesto)
and used the Southerns Strategy to get democrats to vote republican.
Ronald Reagun brought in the Christian Coalition so Christians would vote for Republican economics under the guies of morals. While all this was going on more money was provided to rich people to fund conservative think tanks and neo-liberal economic theory.
Milton Friedmon has to be the most distructive political influence in American Politics. I wonder how many people even know who he is.
In my opinion both Republicans and Democrats bat for the plutocracy/oligarchy.
As you say political parties are fluid. I think both R's and D's are going down the sewer.
Senator Bilbo,has been dead since 1947 and he was Gov. of Mississippi what did you expect.
Makes me think of Effluent as in waste water.
"...Before too long, the "Insiders" in the Council on Foreign Relations and their minions were countered by the new right wing kids on the block:The Heritage Foundation, The Cato Institute, American Legislative Exchange Council, (ALEC) Americans for Prosperity, the Club for Growth, the National Rifle Association, the American Enterprise Institute and the Tea Party...."
"...One big time Birch family, the Koch family, has spent (and continues to spend) huge sums to bankroll Birch ideas. David and Charles Koch, the sons of Fred Koch—one of the original founding members of the Birch Society and a friend of my father—have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in their favorite political causes..."
It's the 1930's and 1950's again with kookie ideas about communism, unions, and racism. It' goes back even further into the 1880's with hatred of immigrants.
The guilded age.!