Has Evangelical Christianity Become Sociopathic?

The 2016 election demonstrated an especially high level of insincerity, shamelessness, poor judgment and pathological egocentricity among Christian evangelicals. James Dobson, who once said of Bill Clinton, “Character does matter. You can’t run a family, let alone a country without it. How foolish to believe that a person who lacks honesty and moral integrity is qualified to lead a nation and the world,” and then said of Donald Trump, “I’m not under any illusions that he is an outstanding moral example. It’s a cliché but true: We are electing a commander-in-chief, not a theologian-in-chief.”

The evangelical Christian message is loud and clear. They care for no one but themselves. Their devotion is to the version of Christianity they have created, which calls for ruthless abandonment of immigrants, women, children – even their own – and anyone else who doesn’t fall inline with their message. Social justice, which is mentioned in Bible verses over two thousand times, has been replaced with hardline political ideology. Principle over people. Indifference over involvement. Judgment over generosity.

Every generation redefines what it means to be, or belong to a religious group. Religious ideologies, interpretations, and doctrines are fluid. But whatever it is, or whatever it becomes, is made by the people who belong to the religion and what they collectively decide to make it.

via Church And State Has Evangelical Christianity Become Sociopathic?

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One thought on “Has Evangelical Christianity Become Sociopathic?”

  1. For what it’s worth, as a once member of the evangelical sector of Christianity, I can assure one and all that but for rare exceptions, so-called evangelicals have always supported ultra right-winged politics in any country and based on their pick-and-choose biblical interpretations, were always sociopathic, racists (as in subtly in favor of slavery) and misogynist. That tendency, which one would hope would diminish with the end of the Soviet bloc has only exacerbated. Go figure. I think they’re afraid of something, namely that their sins will find them out.

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