Sunday, October 21, 2012

Romney's in a Cult and Ryan's a Satanist? The GOP's 2012 Religion Woes | Alternet

Romney's in a Cult and Ryan's a Satanist? The GOP's 2012 Religion Woes | Alternet - Bruce Wilson:

October 17, 2012 - "Back in 2011 a series of attacks from leading conservative evangelicals darkly warned that Ayn Rand devotees, Paul Ryan included, might be worshiping at the altar of crypto-satanism. Now... a flurry of mainstream media articles cover a controversy erupting after evangelism superstar Billy Graham prayed with (and in effect endorsed) candidate Mitt Romney and observers noticed that an article on the website of Graham's flagship Billy Graham Evangelistic Association identified Mormonism as a 'cult'.

"Yes, really: This year, the Party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Eisenhower is championed by one candidate [whom] conservative evangelical Christians suspect of worshiping odd, fecund Gods who live, love, and multiply on strangely-named foreign planets, and by another candidate enthralled by an economic philosophy that helped birth Anton LaVey's Church of Satan."

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1 comment:

  1. Of course, Bruce Wilson is using some pretty dubious logic here:

    1) Paul Ryan admires Ayn Rand.
    2) Anton LaVey admires Ayn Rand.
    3) Anton LaVey is a Satanist.
    4) Therefore, Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan are satanists.

    One could turn the same thing around on him, using only premises from his article and the same dubious logic:

    1) Bruce Wilson admires Jesus Christ.
    2) C. Peter Wegener admires Jesus Christ.
    3) C. Peter Wegener is a cultist.
    4) Therefore Bruce Wilson and Jesus Christ are cultists.