Its always a little weird that when conservative clergy gather to condemn people’s value that the liberaltariat trots out its disapproval of the blending of the church with state policy. I don’t necessarily object, so long as its a two way street.


I’ve been scratching my  head over a weird “interfaith” clergy group in Revere that has gathered to condemn a casino at Suffolk Downs. The news story sounds like some kind of weird joke–an Imam, a Rabbi and a Minister walk into a church. Leaving aside the fact that so-called rabbi, a guy named Berman, doesn’t represent anyone but himself and he shouldn’t even be in a church, let alone participating in an interfaith group, there is something really unseemly about a bunch of monotheists ganging up to shut down a business run by Mohegan Sun, a nativist polythesistic shamanate.


What strikes me unseemly is that when the conservative church gets together to condemn something, it is generally based upon sincere religious belief.  Catholic teachings preclude abortion and divorce, so it is ok for a priest to give that message to his flock. But there isn’t anything, by way of example, in Judaism that precludes casinos. There is something in Judaism that precludes this so-called rabbi from going into a church to preach Nimbyism. Which is a despicable lending of religious credence to personal values.  When so-called faith based individualism attempt to impose some form of false religious gloss on their protest, in the absence of sincere religious belief, these individuals have moved from instruction, to judgmental meddling, to tyranny.


Maybe they could just burn a Native American at the stake–its a better graphic.


 


 


Its always a little weird that when conservative clergy gather to condemn people’s value that the liberaltariat trots out its disapproval of the blending of the church with state policy. I don’t necessarily object, so long as its a two way street.

I’ve been scratching my  head over a weird “interfaith” clergy group in Revere that has gathered to condemn a casino at Suffolk Downs. The news story sounds like some kind of weird joke–an Imam, a Rabbi and a Minister walk into a church. Leaving aside the fact that so-called rabbi, a guy named Berman, doesn’t represent anyone but himself and he shouldn’t even be in a church, let alone participating in an interfaith group, there is something really unseemly about a bunch of monotheists ganging up to shut down a business run by Mohegan Sun, a nativist polythesistic shamanate.

What strikes me unseemly is that when the conservative church gets together to condemn something, it is generally based upon sincere religious belief.  Catholic teachings preclude abortion and divorce, so it is ok for a priest to give that message to his flock. But there isn’t anything, by way of example, in Judaism that precludes casinos. There is something in Judaism that precludes this so-called rabbi from going into a church to preach Nimbyism. Which is a despicable lending of religious credence to personal values.  When so-called faith based individualism attempt to impose some form of false religious gloss on their protest, in the absence of sincere religious belief, these individuals have moved from instruction, to judgmental meddling, to tyranny.

Maybe they could just burn a Native American at the stake–its a better graphic.