Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Bad Fruits of Dominionism

Remember this thread "Is This Flag In Your Church"?

Scroll down and see the controversy over a war memorial on that thread. Well a documentary has been made about that controversy. The entire video is online here: I have only watched a portion and planning to watch more, and will comment more later.

When I was given a DVD of a protest rally in the small town of King, near where I live, I was shocked by the sight of five thousand people waving Christian Flags and cheering one of the speakers when he said that everyone there should "encourage" those who weren't Christian in the area to move somewhere else.

My first reaction was anger and I told my wife, Susan, we were going to put our house up for sale the next day and move somewhere more tolerant. But the next morning, I decided that I would do something else first. I took my video camera down to the Veteran's Memorial in King's Public Park and started interviewing people.

I learned that the rally had been ignited by a returning Afghanistan Veteran who threatened to sue the town if they didn't remove the Christian Flag from the public Veteran's Memorial.

I was surprised that most residents believed that Separation of Church and State is a myth and that the Founders intended this to be an officially Christian Nation. They quoted so many historical facts from a man named David Barton to back up their claims, that I really wondered if what I'd taken for granted might be incorrect.

And thus began a year-and-a-half journey in my spare time to find out the truth and source of the idea of Separation of Church and State, as well as interviews with half a dozen different religious groups in the area about what and why they believed what they do. The story quickly became as much about what we believe about God as what we believe about the Founders of the United States -- and how we evaluate truth itself.

To frank, the flag wavers and Dominionists who want to CONQUER, actually turn non-believers away from the gospel. I will share more when watching this video. I of course believe church was never meant to marry state. The Roman Catholic church was the original Dominionists. It is weird to watch some evangelicals cheering Rome for their stance on the convoluted birth control fight with the govt-- [Govt should not be involved with that either] Funny how Rome jumps up to boxing ring when it has to do with their Pharisee inspired control and what they really care about, but nothing but excuses when it came to young people victimized by sex abuse.

NOTE: This is a SECULAR MOVIE done by non-believers, but notice how many in the film are turned off by what they think is "Christianity", by the Christian "Triumphalists".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know...I need to research the original so called "pilgrims" more deeply.

Does not the whole Dominion thing lead back to Francis Bacon?

The "founding fathers" were all in with him basically.

There's a lot of info about what "side" he was really on. We may never totally know all of it. He was a member of, and educated in the secret societies.

We are all *still* dealing with the fallout from this man and his adherents.