No, the U.S. Government is not majority Christian
One of the biggest misconceptions repeated ad nauseam by skeptics is there is a Christian majority in U.S. government, making you wonder just where it is these people are getting their information, or how they arrive at their conclusions.
Some people say, well we label them Christian because it is what they call themselves, ok then, but as this is not an argument about who is and who isn’t a Trade Mark Christian let’s move right on.
I remember reading some intriguing remarks by someone who I understood wasn’t a Christian but worked in Congress and was nearing retirement, this was quite a while ago, for obvious reasons this person used a pseudonym instead of her real identity.
She said the peculiar idea Christians make up the majority in Congress is a patent falsehood, that they pretended to be is a common tactic to pander to voters at election time, so if you never saw this coming, c’mon focus.
Obviously, this electioneering tactic applies to all levels of government, including the presidential race, the point here is that politicians lie, about everything, but when there are votes at stake they’ll lie even more if that’s possible.
Admittedly this approach to Christianity was more prevalent in the eighties and early nineties though to a much lesser degree now, different times and all that.
Now, it’s back to the revealing comments of the Congresswoman.
She said what was an eye-opener for her was the contrast between the public and private personas of congress, that is how they presented themselves when vying for votes as opposed to what they were really like once out of the public eye, away from the cameras so to speak.
This is not just about behavior but the contemptuous attitude towards a group who elected them to office only to be betrayed by them once in.
It goes without saying Congress supported causes that went against Christian and more conservative interests on the quiet, while pretending otherwise come election time.
The upshot is theses government officials were not upfront with those who voted for them with this exercise repeated every so many years leaving voters completely ignorant and out of the loop as to the real situation.
You might ask why were voters so stupid as to not have an inkling about what was going on but that’s another story.
The Congresswoman confessed she would love to write a book on her experiences in her time in Congress, trouble is we know she’d never find a willing publisher to expose these shenanigans.
Her exposé shouldn’t come as a surprise, well not really, it was suspected all along and other examples confirm its accuracy.
Dick Cheney, businessman, politician and vice President from 2001- 2009 goes way-back, he worked his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford Administrations, was the Secretary of Defense under George Walker Bush, also serving time in his son’s George Bush’s Administration.
He was secretly recorded on tape talking with forked-tongue in front of the whole world in a video uploaded to YouTube that was taken down shortly afterwards.
The speech was addressed to his political donors at a gathering, where he took the floor to belittle his political constituency of mostly conservative Christian voters.
He basically said it was just as well they weren’t witness to his address as he always had two separate speeches prepared, one for his electorate the other for his donors, with the one party unaware what he said to the other, his words resonating to peals of laughter in the background.
What’s interesting, he was emphasizing his commitment to lobbyists he was beholden to, the real voting base being the one he made promises to get elected and when that was a done deal he did exactly the opposite.
Basically just a case of keeping up appearances for appearances sake.
The point is skeptics see what they want, they purposely reject information not supporting their slanted worldview, so that’s the end of it, and trying to convince them of anything is pointless.
The same people who slam those who tune into Fox News as one-sided while imbibing their daily dose of mind virus from CNN or the New York Times.
The self-deceived who happily deceive others because well they can’t have the truth getting in the way of their preferred narrative now, can they?
Or another way to look at things — it’s only through re-creating reality do they get to ignore the one they dislike so much.