Every other article about Supreme Court nominee Sam Alito mentions how he is saving something or America ideals, in general, for the Religious Right. If the Right is so Gawd damn right and RELIGIOUS, why does it need so much saving?
Raised among these holy rollers -- who seem never happier than when condemning someone else to hell, damnation, and misery -- one would think that eventually the 'avid' among them would reach some security in their exalted place, position, and views -- gladly leaving the rest of us alone to our sinning ways without having had forced us to join "the gang."
I mean, with all their brow-beating and blood-thrust, how different are these extremist Christians and their demands for total submission than the "Cripps" and "Bloods" who are considered menaces to society? More humans have entered mortal combat in the name of Christianity that any other earthly collective, and traditionally rely largely on conscription and intimidation to fill their army's ranks.
I see little difference from these "believers" and all the bully-gangs (Mafia, KGB, Nazis, etc.) who demand life-time devotion to their cause of violence, because they are so sure they are RIGHT to do so to ensure their survival and ours. (Can we sign someplace to get you eternally off our asses? Seriously...I don't want you to worry no more, no more...)
As the scandal in Congress and our GOP, fundamentalist, right-wing "Christian" government unfolds, US citizens will come to learn that those in the highest offices of the "holier-of-thou" jet set resorted to any means -- un-Constitutional (buying and selling politicians), unethical (buying and selling politicians and lobbyists), or down-right un-American (buying and selling politicians, lobbyists, and taking tax-payers dollars as "faith-based" support to do it) -- to commit a wide variety of activities that can only be described as anti-Christian, immoral, and damning...if such a thing exists...to fill the void that is their constant empty, false security.
Why. if the Lord is so on the side of the RIGHT, does it need so much saving and why has the pursuit and outcome thus far left it so empty, and seemingly hungry? Is it their Lord who is insatiable or is it the people who use him as a club? Anyway you look it, this religion and its followers do little for RIGHT as an organized action mechanism or mouth-piece for good. Never has...probably never will.