The "Nutroots"

Erin Kotecki Vest over at the PuffingTons Host has an enlightening piece on why she’s not voting for Jesus.

Quite frankly, she hates Christians. She starts off with a post by Sam Harris.

My son and I spent part of Sunday at a garden center. It was late in the afternoon and there were many customers. Many of them were dressed as if they had just left church, and like every day in our heathen lives, we were in sweats. Dirty, mismatched, Sunday on-the-couch-praying-to-the-NFL-and-not-the-Lord-Your-God sweats.

It wasn’t long before a well meaning (stupid) woman looking at the same glass case of Christmas figurines as my son and I said “oh, someone must have gone to church early today!” My little guy didn’t even hear her, as he was too busy watching red and white striped elves skate magically on a fake glass rink, but I heard her. I heard her and was pissed she just assumed we were Christian. Not that there is anything wrong with that. The Christian part, I mean.

There’s nothing wrong with being a Christian. Except you’re stupid. And cheerful. And dressed in something other than sweats. God we hate you.

She recognizes a bit of it later, sort of:

Maybe I’m batty here, but it seems this country has gone a little Christian crazy. It’s so cool to be into the Jesus these days. I know kids who have actually asked their parents to take them to church. On behalf of all the former kids of the world, I would just like to say “WHAT THE F**K??”

It’s so not cool to be going to Church! How dare you think that, little Johnny! No tofu cakes for you!

Erin, you are batty. So the child enjoys hearing about moral structure. So the child enjoys a relationship with a higher being. So the child believes in a loving creator? What’s so wrong with that idea that you have to actually ask “WTF“?

The disconnect is huge. You are so ingrained to think Christianity is for morons that you can’t believe intelligent people would go to Church. You think it’s just for the dim-bulb hicks in the trailer parks who are living off of welfare while sending $20 to the preacher on Public Access TV. And that’s why the “nutroots“, the Democratic Base, is finding it harder and harder to resonate with the majority of Americans.

Most Americans identify as a Christian religious group. That number has been shrinking, but guess what– the next generation is actually increasing the ranks of the believers! The babies of the Boomers are going back to Church. Perhaps they recognize the moral decay that’s been injected into our modern society. Who knows? Whatever it is, it’s crazy to you because you can’t understand why someone, why a child, would choose to go to Church.

Or maybe it’s crazy not to go to Church, Erin. Maybe what’s bothering you is the fact that all these kids are asking to go, except yours. Are you doing something wrong? Maybe you are.

As a final statement, I’ll highlight something in the middle of Erin’s post, so you can see just why her world is upside down:

And as we gear up for tomorrow’s election, everything seems to be boiling down to the believers and the nonbelievers. The chosen and the damned. Sure, sure…there is some gray in the middle there somewhere, but mostly it’s the followers and the free thinkers. The Republicans and the Democrats. Baby killers against the stem cell preservers.

That’s humorous. The party which opposes abortion are the baby killers, whereas the party that supports abortion are “preserving” [embryonic] stem cell research (also known as baby killers). You’ve got it all backwards Erin. And that’s what’s bugging you the most. Your entire moral compass is reversed. And you’re just beginning to see you’ve been heading south when you should have been going north all this time.


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