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Is Christian fundamentalism a mental illness manifested by delusions of the “end of all times”, panic attacks every Presidential election, the fear of everything and everyone, and lack of reality testing?
Consider the widespread panic when Obama first ran for President. According to many of the leaders of the “Christian Right”, the election of Obama would result in the confiscation of all guns, the end of the State of Israel, disarming our military and the surrender of Iraq and Afghanistan to al Qaeda, economic collapse and re-education camps for conservatives (they even had pics of FIMA mobile homes being prepared) and the end of all times. And they were very, very afraid.
(Some of the same claims were made before Clinton’s second term).
Well, of course none of that happened, but it hasn’t stopped the crazies from going at it again. Now they claim that re-electing Obama REALLY will result in confiscating all our guns, disarming our military, economic collapse, the destruction of Israel and the end of all times. They tell us we should be very, very afraid. That is their essential argument for supporting Romney.
I suppose in one sense the Christian crazies have made some progress in the last 4 years. After all, their basic objection to Obama last time was that electing a non-Christian as President would result in the end of all times (remember Obama was really a secret Muslim), but now they support a man who actually is not a Christian.