Skip to comments.New Novel 'Terrifies' Readers, Suggests 'President Palin' Could've Turned us Into Christian Nation
Posted on 09/01/2013 9:48:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
They said what they would do, and we did not listen. Then they did what they said they would do.
Sounds frightening, doesnt it? Who could they be? A 1984-like government? A terrorist organization? An alien force? Well, according to the author who wrote those words, the they are big bad Christians.
Christian Nation by Frederic C. Rich is a new novel which, according to some reviewers, is their worst nightmare, for it details a country in which Christian values are strictly obeyed.
They said what they would do, and we did not listen. Then they did what they said they would do.
So ends the first chapter of this brilliantly readable counterfactual novel, reminding us that Americas Christian fundamentalists have been consistently clear about their vision for a Christian Nation and dead serious about acquiring the political power to achieve it. When President McCain dies and Sarah Palin becomes president, the reader, along with the nation, stumbles down a terrifyingly credible path toward theocracy, realizing too late that the Christian right meant precisely what it said.
Upon further reading, one discovers Palin and her Christian force have imposed an authoritarian rule called The Blessing upon their subjects, which is enforced by the Purity Web.
Heres some positive feedback from the Ordinary Reader Review section on ReadChristianNation.com:
A genuinely frightening look at a possible future. -- Goodreads, July 7
Its captivating, realistic, and rather terrifying. -- Goodreads, June 1
Very chilling. -- Goodreads, July 8
Im sorry, but what exactly is frightening, terrifying, and chilling about praying, going to church, and making sure your kids dont stumble upon X-rated websites?
I tend to like Betsy Woodruffs review much better. In a piece for National Review Online, she tears apart this hilariously over-the-top novel page-by-page.
Come for the groundbreaking Evangelical-Christians-are-like-Nazis rhetoric, stay for the mind-numbing dialogue...Richs novel is essentially what Atlas Shrugged would have been if it had been conceived by a Freedom from Religion Foundation focus group and edited by Howard Dean.
I hate to tell the author of this book and his frightened readers, but our Christian founding fathers ideal of America wasnt very far off from Richs scary plot. As most of them were men of God, they most likely knew a country centered on Jesus was the best foundation. Liberals may fear a nation in which a bold conservative woman takes the reigns, but for us conservatives, who fear an overbearing federal government, family values being placed on the back burner and an increased dependency on Uncle Sam -- our nightmare is all too real.
Instead of reading the book, which seems like it would be headache-inducing, watch the hysterical trailer instead:
Palin’s Christmas book is coming out, so you’re going to see more of these articles attacking her.
I’m not a big fan of Palin, but it is startling to watch people trash her based on the Christian threat she might be, and then note them missing the fact that Obama is doing his best to Islamicize the U. S., and they’re not worried about that at all.
Brought to you by the very same people who declare that “abortion is sacred ground” and quite literally pray to God to “protect a woman’s right to choose”.
Psychological project by the left, again. It is the godless who desire a theocracy, absurd as the notion is.
After all, it is those "evil" Christians who teach things like Thou shall not lie, steal or kill. Oh the horror!
As opposed to Zero, attempting to turn our country into muslim nation.
I think even your most hard core atheist would not prefer to live as an Islamist.
I am just curious, what don’t you like about her?
Sure beats turning US into the Ummah.
“then note them missing the fact that Obama is doing his best to Islamicize the U. S., and theyre not worried about that at all.”
Just the other day I had someone turn on me fang and claw for saying that Obama would like to take my guns away. The notion was “paranoid” and “ridiculous.”
One of the most strident things I don’t care for, is her saying one thing, and then doing another.
She claims to be a Conservative, then backs McCain to be re-elected, and champions him to the Tea Party as ‘one of them’. LOL He thinks they’re terrorists.
She just gave him props again a few weeks ago. What the heck?
She claims not to support an amnesty for illegal immigrants, then supports them registering so they can stay here, work, and eventually become citizens.
She gives good sound-bytes. She fires up the troops. I don’t have the slightest confidence in her following through with truly Conservative policies once in office.
I’ve played that game to many times, hoping beyond hope my gut instincts would be wrong as I voted for someone, and then watched as my gut instincts were proven precisely accurate.
I hear ya. I have family members who listen but scoff. They don’t even object to what I say anymore. They just write my thoughts off.
People are sleep walking into a buzz saw. There’s no other way to put it.
Thanks Sport. Honestly, it gives me no joy to see it this way. I do think it is the sad reality.
Sport, I responded thinking you had addressed my post ten. Sorry about that.
Yes, it’s sad to see friends and family members dismiss things that are a real danger to our nation.
About all you can do is allow them to come to the conclusion on their own. One day, like it or not, they will. One would hope it was before they were in bondage, but it’s their choice.
First of all, I doubt most Christians would support “forcing” any type religion on the people.
Second, these same people afraid of Christians best be afraid of a muslim in the white house who supports Sharia Law.
The country’s afraid of Palin, but they elected a Marxist goof who has nothing but leftist friends. Go figure.
Ultimately it’s a choice of what spirit folks are wanting to get invested in now. God, or a devil that (with his fellow rebel angels, the demons) does his level best to hide and obfuscate everything good about God that he can as folks embrace him. One of his craftier lies is that he’s not even there at all, that it is the people in his embrace who are doing everything by themselves. He does this because he wants to get creds from God for the damage he did even more than he wants to get creds from people. (Hell is a weird place. I think the spirits there kind of like it in spite of plenteous misery. They’d sooner be gleeful in hate than give up the game to God.)
Now, a concerted effort, should it begin, to plow past the lies and reach God again WILL be rewarded by God. I’m trying to do my little part to be a spark of such a thing.
Back to the devil’s game, of course this devil will depict those “horrible Christians” as having nothing to offer but a gospel of “no.” And in some cases this devil has some credibility because he has snookered weak Christians to act that way. He trumpets that they will try to slam you in jail for having an abortion or fornicating, but oh no let’s never let out the secret how the positive gospel promise of how exalting God in your body WILL give you a whole new view on yourself which inherently resists the sins as a side effect without that even being your main concern! I.e. the gospel of “yes.”
Well I’ve been all over this board day and night to let this and parallel secrets out. Ask God in love, according to the gospel promise, to be exalted in (whatever area of your life is seeing problems with yielding to sin) and you will see miracles as you keep patiently pressing on. Many people don’t want to think the gospel is far, far more powerful than evil “spells,” the first of which was cast in the garden when the serpent said go ahead, eat that fruit of the (purportedly independent, but actually devil dependent) knowledge of good and evil. Because these people see the gospel as a “thought experiment” in their head, rather than the promise of a God that boldly states He can do exceedingly abundantly above all that you can ask or think! (Which in part is true because sin has dumbed your mind down to the point of forgetting God’s vastly superior power.)
Well that’s my gospel soap box. Sarah Palin? She might be an EXCELLENT president. Bringing the power of the Lord in there, she wouldn’t even need to “establish a state religion” in order to clear a whole lot of demons out of Washington, DC. Who is bigger, folks? Satan? or God? The question is frantically comical. The problem, folks, is with our exercise of faith.
the left has always been against whatever you would find in stereotypical 1950s America
they are against everything in that list. you may balk at ‘education’ as they claim they’re for it... then i’d remind you that 80% of NYC graduates are illiterate while being awash in liberal ‘education’. simply put, the libs want big govt... and uneducated people need big govt assistance, so they vote for them. evil cycle. nothing new.
Sarah exemplifies 1950s America. therefore, they must attack. it’s engrained in their ideology
A genuine gospel does not need any of the panoply of the world to shore it up. A genuine gospel will sell itself.
When they pulll out their fangs and claws you should say “Would you like to try to take away my guns?” Then point your finger at them and say “Even my imaginary gun?”
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