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Michele Bachmann Needs to Put Up or Shut Up

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Religious right leader and member of Congress Michele Bachmann.
Religious right leader and member of Congress Michele Bachmann.
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The religious right's Michele Bachmann constantly talks about faith, Jesus and the Bible. She is a graduate of the now defunct O.W. Coburn School of Law at Oral Roberts University. Her law school was started by the Christian Reconstructionist, Herb Titus, who believes strongly that American law should be based on what he sees as God's law, the Bible, and not on the U.S. Constitution. (This is similar to Osama bin Laden who criticized the U.S. for not basing America's laws on the book he believed was the word of God, the Koran.)

While at Coburn Bachmann was a research assistant to the author of Christianity and the Constitution, John Eidsmoe. This book paints America's Founders as devout Christians who were creating a Christian Republic. Of course, a reading of the U.S. Constitution exposes the lie of this myth in that the Constitution does not even mention God, let alone Jesus and the Bible.

However, many of these scary progress-smashing ideas can be seen in Michele Bachmann's actions and words. For example, she said, regarding law school, "My goal there was to learn the law both from a professional but also from a biblical worldview." There is no Biblical worldview in the United States Constitution. However, if Christian zealots take control of the country they will change the U.S. Constitution to fit their destructive Christian superstition based beliefs.

One way to stop Michele Bachmann and the religious right (and also stop Democrats like Hillary Clinton, who in an interview with the New York Times, said she believes in the resurrection of Jesus as an historical fact and said, "I believe the whole Bible is real.") is to make them accountable for their religious statements and claims.

Bachmann, for example, believes in the Bible as the word of God, yet, she goes to doctors to treat her migraine headaches. This is a contradiction which she should be made to explain. The Bible not only makes promises to Christians that they will have healing powers (the fraud of faith-healing), it also teaches that they will be able to do greater acts than what the Bible says Jesus did! In John 14:12-14, Jesus said...

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth in me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it."

These false promises show us just how easy it will be to knock Michele Bachmann and the religious right off the track of turning America into a theocracy. That is, provided a journalist will openly ask them questions about their unreasonable religious beliefs and demand rational answers that are in line with our God-given reason.

Another crazy Biblical belief held by Bachmann and the religious right is that if the U.S. doesn't blindly support Israel we will exist no more! Bachmann told the Republican Jewish Coalition...

"I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the United States . . . [W]e have to show that we are inextricably entwined, that as a nation we have been blessed because of our relationship with Israel, and if we reject Israel, then there is a curse that comes into play. And my husband and I are both Christians, and we believe very strongly the verse from Genesis [Genesis 12:3], we believe very strongly that nations also receive blessings as they bless Israel. It is a strong and beautiful principle."

Bachmann and all of those who believe this nonsense need to be openly asked how America became the wealthiest nation on Earth prior to the establishment of Israel. They need to be asked why America is now falling from grace and sinking into the mire of poverty and misery while the politicians from both parties are "blessing Israel" with BILLIONS of dollars they steal every year from American tax payers. 

The American revolutionary and Deist Thomas Paine let the world know how to stop the insanity of the "revealed" religions when he wrote in The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition (for Kindle please click here), "Nonsense ought to be treated as nonsense, wherever it be found; and had this been done in the rational manner it ought to be done, instead of intimating and mincing the matter, as has been too much the case, the nonsense and false doctrine of the Bible, with all the aid of priestcraft can give, could never have stood their ground against the divine reason that God has given to man."

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Bob Johnson is a paralegal and a freelance writer in Florida. He was raised Roman Catholic, but after reading Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason, he became a Deist. In 1993 he founded the World Union of Deists and in 1996 he launched the first web (more...)
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