Video from Chris Hedges Fan Club
Chris Hedges is often accused of being very negative. He replies he is being truthful and realistic.
In this short video Chris Hedges discusses how a segment of America (the Republicans) has made Jesus into "Magic Jesus".
Now to say all Republicans believe this is a stretch yet there is no doubt that many in this tribe as it seems to have become fall into this belief structure.
If you find your self in this dilemma then repent and pray!
As Christians in relationship with our Lord, our daily prayers and conversations with Him we must understand He is not a magician or a genie.
Only Christ can save us yet he will not rubber stamp our delusions and wishful thinking. Christ is and sustains our reality and we we our allegiance to Him and no man!
"..So, I'm inside the Christian Right and however bad Bush was and they were all bad and I would not say that they had totalitarian characteristics, they may have had authoritarian characteristics. What we're seeing now is much worse and in the Christian Right I interviewed dozens and dozens of people who came out of lives of real desperation who were followers in these Mega Churches and I spent a lot of time in the churches and I was at a pro-life weekend and all and their despair was real. And the first chapter is called despair the divorces the, sexual abuse the domestic abuse the struggle with addictions, the evictions, the underemployment, the jail time. Their lives in the real world and you went to their small towns in Ohio and it it does look like everything's boarded up and the only nice building is the Mega Church and they couldn't cope with the real world and so they did what anthropologists call it "Crisis Cults', they fled into a world of "Magic Jesus". And in that world, like the world we're in now reality and verifiable fact just does not intrude on your world vision because verifiable fact and reality I mean like you know on the let's say the issue of creationism you can't argue them out of it because they're terrified of being pushed back into the world that almost destroyed them and so the nucleus of the totalitarian system that is headed our way especially as we barrel towards another financial collapse is magical thinking.
The permanent lie, I mean so Bush lies about weapons of mass destruction, Clinton lies about NAFTA, but bush does not claim that Iraq still has weapons of mass destruction. Clinton does not claim that NAFTA created millions of wonderful middle-class jobs. But with Trump like the "Christian Right" verifiable fact and reality no longer matter you have the photographic evidence in front of you and Hannah Aaron writes about this and she said that in any totalitarian system where the permanent lie is replaces, just any discussion based on verifiable fact it creates a collective schizophrenia I'm sure we all feel it.." from Transcript.
"Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009); Death of the Liberal Class (2010); Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, which was a New York Times best-seller; Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015); and his most recent, America: The Farewell Tour (2018). Obey, a documentary by British filmmaker Temujin Doran, is based on his book Death of the Liberal Class..." from the video introduction.