theantijock saidThe Republican Party and the Rise of the “Christian” Sociopath Thread 6The "Christian" Sociopath has existed since the beginning of Christianity. The height of it was the Salem Witch Trials. The current GOP we have today are pretty tame compared to what "Christians" used to be...and mostly because all their wicked ideals have been legislated away, not because they're being nicer.
I haven't studied that particularly. Offhand not sure how to measure. I suppose the worst here might have been that unless we consider what they've done to us gays over even more years, though worst overall would probably be the crusades, I'd imagine.
I've lost friends in the past to religion, not very early in life but only when all the born again crap kicked in. When was that, the 70s? And then there was a second wave when new age came in and by now we find fundamentalisms of every flavor. This world has gone to the dogmas.
But at least until recently I pretty much always had Republican friends. One of my last good friends was one and my last best bud was one too. I loved our debates. And it was especially fun for me to see them soften on some issues over time. I can be
But now more and more the Republicans I run into are just fucking idiots. It's the weirdest thing. I think I've only got two Republican friends left, grandfathered in from our childhood but they are fundees so we agree to not discuss that. I've one cousin who hasn't declared but I suspect Republican. He's very smart and we can talk for more than an hour on the phone without even realize time passed.
I can see conversion in the wings though and I've already applied for my toaster oven.
But these Republicans on this forum, man, I've never known people to be so creepy before.
I think that your sense of them being purposely hurtful is correct. Even my (R) cousin said to me something like: "I don't give a crap about all that compassion stuff". Yet he seems to enjoy chatting with me. So something there is going to give because this doggy don't stop tugging at a heart.
A heart is like a penis. If find they have one. I'm gonna tug it.