Six Flags over Jesus

June 2, 2006 | By | Reply More

After reading this account by someone who attended a so-called “mega-church,” I was struck by the many parallels between the methods used by that church and the methods used by Hitler.  Slick propaganda, belittling and scapegoating of outsiders, blending religion with nationalism, using fear to manipulate emotions, praising self-interest, etc., were all techniques used by the Nazis.  It is more than a little disturbing to think that the tools used by the most evil organization of the 20th century might have found a new home in this century:  corporate Christianism.

[Note: Erich posted earlier on his own trip to a large evangelical church in St. Louis. Reading these two accounts, one can see many similarities]

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Grumpypilgrim is a writer and management consultant living in Madison, WI. He has several scientific degrees, including a recent master’s degree from MIT. He has also held several professional career positions, none of which has been in a field in which he ever took a university course. Grumps is an avid cyclist and, for many years now, has traveled more annual miles by bicycle than by car…and he wishes more people (for the health of both themselves and our planet) would do the same. Grumps is an enthusiastic advocate of life-long learning, healthy living and political awareness. He is single, and provides a loving home for abused and abandoned bicycles. Grumpy’s email: grumpypilgrim(AT)@gmail(DOT).com [Erich’s note: Grumpy asked that his email be encrypted this way to deter spam. If you want to write to him, drop out the parentheticals in the above address].

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