Class Warfare Blog

July 13, 2019

Does This Blog Need a Different Title?

When I began this blog, mainstream opinions regarding there being a class war in the U.S. were little better than scoffing at the idea. It seems now that most people accept this class war as a fact. I began this blog with the intent of just establishing the war is real, but I could continue, focusing on the conduct and disposition of the class war.  Of late, I have been writing more frequently about religion (specifically Christianity as that is the religion I know most about) in that I believe the religion plays a role in the class war.

Religion, specifically Christianity in the U.S., plays a role in our current class war because mainstream religions have always worked hand in hand with secular state power for their own benefit. Religions that do not accrue state power have a hard time surviving. And a religion acquires state power is by exhibiting practices of which the secular powers approve. The example I use often is that Christianity supported the institution of slavery (scripture still does!). Had it not, it never would have been adopted as the state religion of Rome and would not have had Rome’s power to expand the church’s power for over a century. (Does no one else find the name of the Roman Catholic Church ironic? The Messiah (Jesus?) was supposedly coming to remove Rome’s boot heel from the necks of the Jews, then under occupation by Rome. Some actually called them the enemy! Apparently the enemy won.)

Some may argue that the history of the United States belies my conclusion. That in the U.S. state power is forbidden to be used to support or oppose any church. Ah, that explains the tax free status of churches and all of the other laws exempting churches and church leaders from having to comply with state or federal laws. Discriminate against women in your hiring practices? This is fine if you are a church. Discriminate against people of other faiths or—gasp—no faith at all, in your hiring practices? This is fine . . . if you are a church. Discriminate against gays and lesbians in your hiring? This is fine if you are a church. A governmental position of neutrality with regard to churches would mean they would all be taxed the same, not “not taxed at all.” There are many other laws that churches violate with impunity just because they can.

So, I still hold that churches support the status quo when it comes to the secular leaders as they have accrued some political power and they do not want to lose it. And, in reality, some of these churches have gone on the offensive, wanting more power than they have now, trying to make the case that we are a Christian nation, a ludicrous claim. (The Bible does not support any kind of democracy in any way, shape, or form. Nor does it support the forbidding of cruel and unusual punishments or any other of the cornerstone concepts of the Constitution. Sheesh.) They have also arranged to have legislation introduced exempting churches from more and more of our laws.

So, if you have an opinion, does this blog need a new title? (And if you say “yes” do you have any suggestions? I suspect JB would call it “Steve’s Snark” or “Steve’s Ignorance.”)

9 Comments »

  1. If you’re going to discuss religion and politics overall, then perhaps The Religious/Political Warfare. A bit long, perhaps, but it does seem to me to describe your more recent posts. And of course, since it’s your blog, you can always make side trips into topics that you feel need attention.

    In any case, I doubt the WordPress Police will be after you — although JB may chasten you now and again.

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    Comment by Nan — July 13, 2019 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

    • There’s a WordPress police? Egad! How have I managed to elude them so far? Ah, now I understand, I am an international man of mystery. I avoid the clownish police by mere instinct. Thus legends are born. Uh, what? I said that out loud? OMG!

      On Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 12:04 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 13, 2019 @ 12:26 pm | Reply

  2. Curing mental cancer? Neuro-Faith? I would think though instead of fighting religion offering better solutions might be engaging.

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    Comment by jim- — July 13, 2019 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

  3. Slice it any way you want, it IS your blog. Thing is, it till comes down to a warfare between the classes. Your choice sir, but I like the current title.

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    Comment by Walter Kronkat — July 13, 2019 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

  4. 1) The John Branyan Appreciation Society.
    2) The Empty Tomb
    3) The Red Sea Pedestrian
    4) Rolls Ruis

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    Comment by Arkenaten — July 13, 2019 @ 6:02 pm | Reply

  5. “The Opinionated Man” (which leaves the subject matter entirely up to you) =)

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    Comment by judyt54 — July 13, 2019 @ 6:40 pm | Reply

  6. Look, Hear the Smell.

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    Comment by john zande — July 13, 2019 @ 8:25 pm | Reply


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