drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

Books that might be worth actually buying.

I was so amused to notice that Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back(Hardcover (Cloth)) was out, and that there are others who have read it, and taken a position near it Frank Schaeffer Goes Crazy for God which should make it clear that the Devils are Loose, since, clearly who but devil worshippers would get published in The Nation?

Other God Hating America Bashers put forward:
Frank Schaeffer's memoir "Crazy For God" has finally been published. Anybody had a chance to read it yet? I read it in galleys earlier this year, and I was really taken by it. As you know, I'm not an Evangelical, and never have been one, so I found it a fascinating look at the life and times of Francis Schaeffer, one of the most important modern Evangelical figures -- as told through the eyes of his rebellious son. My wife, who grew up a committed Evangelical, enjoyed the book, I think -- in any case, she read it intensely -- but was troubled by some of the things Frank disclosed in the book about life at L'Abri, and about his parents' personal life.

I strongly recommend this interview that John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute conducted with the author. Whitehead goes there, asking Frank about all the disturbing things he wrote about his parents in the book. There's also a lot about the difference, in FS's view, between his father's vision of Evangelical Christianity and the Religious Right's. There's a lot worth quoting.

[ cf Frank Schaeffer's "Crazy for God" ]
But I think we can safely dismiss "crunchy cons" as merely being a fashionable intellectual phrase for those who are stabbing our troops in the back with their lack of american patriotism in the Divine Will!!!

It will of course come as little surprise that the top hit on google, when googling for Franky Schaeffer and O'Reilly Brings us to Huffington Post Blog Entry Archive For Franky Schaeffer, where amongst other things we learn the dark truth of how Franky Schaeffer is Stabbing Our Troops In The Back with his Gay HomoZeXual God Hating America Bashing such as
Pat Robertson just endorsed Rudolf Giuliani for the nomination as the Republican presidential candidate. The day before Senator Charles E. Grassley, announced that he is investigating six evangelistic ministries to see if they illegally used donations to finance opulent lifestyles. We are awash in religion. It's not church and state, just church and more church.

As a former (and repentant) evangelical and the son of religious right leader -- the late Francis Schaeffer -- I can testify to the fact that there are three kinds of evangelical leaders. The crazy and/or idealistic ones who really believe, i.e. Pat Robertson, the out and out charlatans of the kind Sen. Grassley is investigating, i.e. Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and Benny Hinn et al, and the smart ones who still believe -- sort of -- but know that the evangelical world is crazy, but who can't figure out any way to earn as good a living anywhere else. Before I quit in the mid 1980s I was one of those, having started out in the idealistic/stupid category.

[ cf Bring On The Clowns -- Here Come The Religious Nuts ]
No remind me again how this person is not directly calling for the imposition of a State Of Emergency Rule, since he appears to not be willing to vote BushChencey2008 to protect us from the Radical Left Wing Extremists.
Tags: bushcheney2008, religion, war

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