Crazy for God

Frank Schaeffer discusses the lunacy of right-wing evangelical Christians. A recent poll disclosed that 1/3 “conservatives” believe that President Obama is the “anti-Christ”…

“A village cannot reorganize village life to suit the village idiot — it’s as simple as that.”

h/t: Dave in the comments for bringing this to my attention.



Filed under Lunatics, Religion, Wingnuts

13 responses to “Crazy for God

  1. Am I reading that poll correctly? I think that’s just in New Jersey, which is a centre-left state. I’d bet the numbers are much higher nationally and particularly in the South.

    It’s also interesting that on page 21 (last page) the number of “Yes” and “Not Sure” are shown to be nearly double in the 609 area code than in the rest. That is the area code for central/southern NJ where Princeton University, Trenton- the state capitol. and Atlantic City are located. ( ) Hmmmm…

  2. Navvy

    It’s a garbage poll. Not that I doubt there are alot of insane Americans, but a sample of 500? And an automated voice survey? How many of that 8% (+/-4.5%) do you think balked at the question and just pressed one for the hell of it to skew the poll?

  3. Being pretty cynical about polls in general, I wasn’t so much interested in the outcome of this particular one so much as just being intrigued by Schaeffer’s opinions about fundamentalist nutjobs.

    That said, an astounding number of Americans apparently believe that the Earth is less than 10,000 years old and some of those same folks still think the Sun revolves around our planet!

  4. rww

    What serious poll would even ask that question. I’m waiting for to be called and asked “Do you believe Stephen Harper is the Easter Bunny”.

  5. So terribly sad. In a free society, there will always be a segment that freely chooses to be whacko.

    That said, the secular left is known to harbor equally noxious views on other matters.

  6. Ti-Guy

    That said, the secular left is known to harbor equally noxious views on other matters.


  7. Example?”

    ooh, let’s! we’ll match equally noxious view for view, then discuss how those noxious views actually play out in the political arena.


  8. Ti-Guy

    It was a serious question. I’d like Jonathon Narvey to supply an example. A Canadian one, to be specific. I don’t want to hear about some New Age garbage from California or “the labour theory of value” or some other remote and irrelevant abstraction.

  9. “I don’t want to hear about some New Age garbage from California or ‘the labour theory of value’ or some other remote and irrelevant abstraction.”

    actually, i was counting on jonathon to provide precisely that.


  10. Ti-Guy

    I don’t believe Mr. Narvey will be coming back. You know how they are…dump and run.

  11. CK

    Frank Schaeffer gives a very intelligent arguement.
    I wish Obama would get that. I hear he’s all but given up on a public option for his health care reform proposal.
    On another Rachel Maddow video, she was wondering why Obama was even negotiating with any Republicans given the Democrat majority in both the Senate & Congress.
    Obama, by trying to make the Republicans happy, isn’t he, in essence, ‘reorganizing the village around the village idiot?’

  12. sapphireandsteel

    I think it’s fair to say that Jonathon has some fairly noxious views on some issues. And I’m not just talking about his cheap cologne.

  13. zhadum

    These “Village Idiots” scare the carp out of me. I have meet some of these people and they are some of the most hypocritical, closed-minded, hateful people I have meet. Don’t call them nuts and forget about them these people are dangerous.

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