Ugh, it really sucks being an insomniac. Almost every Sunday, I find myself greeting the dawn to the company of both Robert Schuller's Crystal Palace, and Kennedy's Coral Ridge Minstries. While I realise that neither of these are "mainstream Christian" groups, they DO have a shit-ton of followers. Interesting, especially in light of our current discussions, but sickening nonetheless. I like knowing what these folks are up to, because they DO have so much influence on how so many Americans think. As usual, they spent an inordinate amount of time shaming people into sending money, and easily fifty percent of their time on politics. I find this absolutely abhorent, since they are tax-exempt, and politicking from the pulpit, in a very direct and obvious way. I highly recommend watching them, either one, ANY Sunday. Today was particularly moving, like a bowel movement, as it was focused on attacking the ACLU! Actually, it was like seeing all my worst fears come true at once. They promote fear, shame, and threats- the ONLY scripture read (Schuller) was from the OT, talking about pestulance being visited upon the people by GOD, only to be relinquished when they had "repented". He went on to elaborate That disasters were in fact brought on by God's wrath, and it was our own fault for allowing this sinful society to expel God from our schools, while millions of women murder their own babies and we are even discussing (gasp!) homosexual, SINFUL marriage! Oh, he also slipped in a quickie about the horrors of taxation, it was a gas. Now, how do these fucktards ever balance a checkbook? You can't spend rampantly, then not pay the bills. WE THE PEOPLE will be paying the bills, and if we're really lucky, a Democrat will be in office cleaning this shit up, and get blamed for the taxes. I wish there was a smilie for eyes bugging out, then my head exploding. Coral Ridge Hour Yeah, I know the link's useless, since it only gives today's topics. You have to PAY to read it, PAY to get a blessing from God! Fuck these people, in their loose, greasy asses.