Still dealing with a damaged throat, it sucks but here’s another episode. Shorter than I’m used to doing but I’m working within my limitations. 

In this episode I tell the story of the Cleansing of the Temple, my favorite biblical story. Now I’m a non-believer but this story has such a clear and “good” ethic to it that I can’t help but love it. It has a clear anti-capitalistic message and shows Jesus at his angriest, which I also appreciate greatly.

I tell this story in order to lead in to, what I see, as perfectly valid criticism of modern American pseudo-Christians, their leaders and their practices. 

This is the first of a little mini-series dissecting some particularly toxic strains of ideology present in many so-called Christian denominations today.

Coming soon will be Dominionism and the “Southern Strategy”.

Part 2: Episode 10 – The Hellspawn of the Religious and the Right

Part 3: Episode 17 – The Dominionist Infection