Tag Archives: Pilgrims

Mormon Wars Part 3: Hillbilly Rednecks

The Mormons never really had a prayer making friends anywhere in the Midwestern region. In the end, it was inevitable by sheer force of numbers, that the frontier politicians, Christian preachers, Godless capitalists out to make a buck, and their attendant, enforcement mob would win. The entire area was ruled by mobs for generations afterward. Continue reading

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Mormon Wars Part 2: Prelude to a Storm

Most movers and shakers in American politics pandered to rabid Christian constituencies like the Temperance Movement only because they could still get a drink in any backroom gin joint they wanted anyway. But looking pro-Temperance automatically gained them the massively organized WASP Temperance vote. So too, in their days of glory, did pandering to the anti-Mormonists gain you a similarly solid block of votes, essentially the same block of votes as the Temperance vote, whatever your personal feelings on Mormonism might actually be. Continue reading

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Glenn Beck Part 4: My Favorite Klingon

The experience of the United States is a happy disproof of the error so long rooted in the unenlightened minds of well-meaning Christians, as well as in the corrupt hearts of persecuting usurpers, that without a legal incorporation of religious and civil polity, neither could be supported. A mutual independence is found most friendly to practical Religion, to social harmony, and to political prosperity. [James Madison, Letter to F.L. Schaeffer, Dec 3, 1821] Continue reading

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All Hail the Protestants Part 6: Born in the USA

However Christians today feel about the specific creeds and doctrines of Calvinism, most historians, even many Calvinist apologists, concede that Calvin’s theocracy in Geneva was an example of totalitarian repression, not a model of God’s Divine Government. Continue reading

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All Hail the Protestants Part 5: In God We Trust

John Calvin may have been given credit the foundation of the hardworking American ethos. But he taught God’s truth by bad example. Continue reading

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All Hail the Protestants Part 4: That Old Time Religion

I can never join Calvin in addressing his god. He was indeed an Atheist, which I can never be; or rather his religion was Daemonism. If ever man worshipped a false god, he did. Continue reading

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