Over at the “Friendly” Atheist blog, someone named Sarahbeth Caplan is informing the Gnus she can no longer support evangelical Christians. She begins as follows:
I saw a post on my church’s bulletin board several weeks ago that read, “Hillary Clinton wants to take away your religious liberty and arrest Christians! Do not vote for this anti-Christ!”
All posts are supposed to be approved by staff before they can be pinned to the board, but it’s possible this one didn’t wait for permission. At least that’s what I’m telling myself to feel better, but regardless, this is the type of attitude that is causing me to distance myself from all things evangelical.
Okay. Fair enough. There are plenty of such Christians who buy into this paranoid apocalyptic thinking.
But then, a few sentences later we read:
But until this election, when many of my fellow Christians eagerly jumped to support a man with frightening similarities to Hitler circa the 1930s, I had no idea how little in common I actually have with many of the people I worshiped with. (emphasis not added)
Sheesh. This is where the face palm comes into play.
Look, if you are trying to draw attention to someone else’s paranoid apocalyptic thinking, it’s not a good idea to display your own paranoid apocalyptic thinking.
Someone needs to talk Sarahbeth off that ledge. It might help to inform her we survived just fine the last time Hitler was in charge. Or has she forgotten?