The Church of Trump

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  1. Golem

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    If you're a MAGA, you can stop reading here and just tell us how "evil" the NYT is... Go!

    For everybody else, this article in the New York Times is alarming. It describes how Trump rallies have evolved into religious worship.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/01/us/politics/trump-2024-religion.html

    It's behind a paywall. And we are not supposed to cut and paste large parts of the article for obvious copyright issues.

    Here is how a Trump rally typically ends these days.

    Soft, reflective music fills the venue as a hush falls over the crowd. Mr. Trump’s tone turns reverent and somber, prompting some supporters to bow their heads or close their eyes. Others raise open palms in the air or murmur as if in prayer.

    In this moment, Mr. Trump’s audience is his congregation, and the former president their pastor as he delivers a roughly 15-minute finale that evokes an evangelical altar call, the emotional tradition that concludes some Christian services in which attendees come forward to commit to their savior.

    It's terrifying to me. And I'm an atheist. I can't imagine how people who are serious about their religious beliefs can tolerate Trump's unapologetic scheme to become a "deity".

    The end of the "service", like any religious service, ends with a prayer.

    “The great silent majority is rising like never before and under our leadership,” he recites from a teleprompter in a typical version of the script. “We will pray to God for our strength and for our liberty. We will pray for God and we will pray with God. We are one movement, one people, one family and one glorious nation under God.”

    Let that sink in...

    Even for Trump, this is getting out of hand. The guy is an absolute nutjob! And I can see many wanting to respond "They said that about Jesus!"
     
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  2. Pycckia

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    What exactly is the problem? There is no lack of would be Messiahs. What's one more?
     
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    I'll answer that. Imagine that a Dem, the party's candidate for prez, was leading quasi religious services like this under the guise of a political rally. Glad I could help.

    PS And you wonder why we refer to The Following as a cult?
     
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    You have a problem with public prayer? Why, of course you do...lol.
     
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    Actually, we don't wonder at all why you people come up with the dumb ass **** that you do.

    Especially since you think Fatty Willis is a "smart cookie".
     
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    I remember Obama.
     
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    Wild Bill Kelsoe Well-Known Member

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    Remember this?...lol...

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    I think anyone who worships ANY politician is in need of some serious mental health.
     
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    There is a reason he targeted a segment of the population that has been indoctrinated from birth to hold certain views and not question authority (real or imagined). Easier to manipulate
     
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    That's hilarious coming from a Leftist...lol
     
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    I have noticed you seem to just “lol” when you cannot imagine a more tactful retort.

    I guess a three letter acronym is all some can muster.
     
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    I’m not really sure where worship of God ends and worship of a politician is alleged to begin. You’d think you’d need actual evidence to make an argument, but alas, I guess we’re just supposed to use our imaginations to fill in the blank.
     
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    Or a hobby. Or a girlfriend. Or an exorcism.
     
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    A democrat worshipping?

    Wouldn't they be concerned that they'd burst into flame??:)
     
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    I have no problem with the crackpots worshiping the p*ssy-grabbing sexual abuser, but what's with the vow of constipation?

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    Thats the most serious vow in the Trump era, he's the elephant in the room and needs the toilet space all day long.
     
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    Or an exorcism performed by girlfriend who does them for a hobby.
     
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    Ain't that the truth. The nuns at the catholic grade school I went to tried their best to indoctrinate me. Guess they didn't expect a fourth grader to question this whole idea of angels and an invisible man in the sky.
     
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    The problem addressed in this thread is not the fake Messiah who wants to become President. It's the people who would VOTE for him. THOSE are some scary crazy dudes.
     
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    I'm laughing at how ridiculous some ideas are.

    Like the OP, where saying a closing prayer equates to "church of Trump", or something.
     
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    Trump doesn't draw a crowd like the devout dems.
     
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    So do I. What's your point?
     
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    Trumpists have been telling us the opposite for years.
     
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    In this moment, Mr. Trump’s audience is his congregation, and the former president their pastor as he delivers a roughly 15-minute finale that evokes an evangelical altar call, the emotional tradition that concludes some Christian services in which attendees come forward to commit to their savior.

    “The great silent majority is rising like never before and under our leadership,” he recites from a teleprompter in a typical version of the script. “We will pray to God for our strength and for our liberty. We will pray for God and we will pray with God. We are one movement, one people, one family and one glorious nation under God.”


    blas·phe·my
    /ˈblasfəmē/
    noun
    1. the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things
     
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