Antitheists The Power Of Nightmares - Adam Curtis - Playlist

The neoconservatives set out to reform America. And at the heart of their project was the political use of religion. Together with their long-term allies, the religious right, they began a campaign to bring moral and religious issues back into the center of conservative politics. It became known as the "culture wars."

For the religious right, this campaign was a genuine attempt to renew the religious basis of American society. But for the neoconservatives, religion was a myth, like the myth of America as a unique nation that they had promoted in the Cold War. Strauss had taught that these myths were necessary to give ordinary people meaning and purpose, and so ensure a stable society.

Out of this campaign, a new and powerful moral agenda began to take over the Republican Party. It reached a dramatic climax at the Republican Convention in 1992, when the religious right seized control of the party's policy-making machinery. George Bush became committed to running for President with policies that would ban abortion, gay rights, and multiculturalism. Speakers who tried to promote the traditional conservative values of individual freedom were booed off the stage.

For the neoconservatives, the aim of this new morality was to unite the nation. But in fact, it had completely the opposite effect. Mainstream Republican voters were frightened away by the harsh moralism that had taken over their party. They turned instead to Bill Clinton, a politician who connected with their real concerns and needs, like tax and the state of the economy.

At the end of 1992, Bill Clinton won a dramatic victory. But the neoconservatives were determined to regain power. And to do this, they were going to do to Bill Clinton what they had done to the Soviet Union: they would transform the President of the United States into a fantasy enemy, an image of evil that would make people realize the truth of the liberal corruption of America.




Invention of lying - Antitheist Blog

It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic pool that means he won't get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother's on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he's basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna? IMDb




In an amazing about turn Harold Camping has started fast back peddling. The excuse to explain this especially to the radio listeners that he was not wrong, but that God has heard all the prayers and seen the repentance of people, and in His mercy has postponed the judgment.

John Torrel with sources close to Camping can exclusively reveal that the backpeddling has started as fgast as is possible to save face with the false prediction on the rapture May 21st 2011.

Camping is already preparing the people by speaking about Jonah and Nineveh. It is obvious there is something mentally wrong with him because he has wrongly predicted the end of the world multiple times since 1988. At the same time Camping has declared that the “church age” is over and all Christians should abandon the churches and that all pastors should resign. If people do that, what is the next logical step? Obviously they should turn to Harold Camping since he is the only one that has the truth in these last days. That would of course mean more money for Camping since people are going to give to Family Radio instead of their churches.

Harold Camping has been challenged before and survived. In the 1970’s, Tom Summerville tried to rally the Family Radio staff and asked Camping to step down as the CEO of Family Radio. He refused and then started to fire the people who had challenged him. Camping’s philosophy of hiring is that all employees are expendable and anyone can be replaced. The entire staff can be replaced because he believes that all things are pre-ordained by God, and if a person becomes a problem to Family Radio, God has already selected a replacement for the person. So Camping does not hold back when it comes to firing an employee at Family Radio; people are useful as long as they support him and do what he tells them to do.

It has also been pointed out to me that the Family Radio staff are not all in unity. A number of them actually believe what Camping is teaching, therefore the people that want to evict him know that they cannot do that since loyal “Campingites” would rally to his side, and Camping would again fire those who are challenging him.

The charade at Family Radio will continue as long as there are people who support Family Radio and believe the heresy of Harold Camping. Only his death can change the situation but that might not solve the problem either, as he might have prepared for his death like Robert H. Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral in Anaheim, California, who had groomed his son to take over, but when he became too Bible oriented and less liberal, he was fired and Schuller put his daughter in charge. Harold Camping has a number of children and it is possible that one of them has been groomed to take over and continue the “prophetic ministry” and set new dates for the return of Jesus. One thing is clear, Camping has an ego second-to-none and the worst thing is, that he actually believes his own propaganda. That can only happen when a person has been given over to a reprobate mind.