Has Capitalism and The GOP Destroyed Religion?

Thom plus logo The number of Americans who called them selves Christian or religious has declined precipitously over the last decade, and the number of Americans who are "unaffiliated Christians", atheists, or unconcerned about religion or spirituality has increased. In the same way that big money has corrupted our politics since the Supreme Court legalized it in 1976, it appears that big money is also corrupting religion. Evangelical megachurch pastors and televangelists have become the new Borgia families, living lives of luxury, building massive personal fortunes, and suggesting to their followers that God loves certain corrupt politicians. The Catholic Church never completely excised it's internal rot and corruption, and continues to pay the price for it.

The question now is whether contemporary Protestant Christianity will return to its core and generally apolitical middle-class values, or will its most visible leaders continue to support the Republican Party and it's billionaire megadonors?

-Thom

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John Havron 31 weeks 1 day ago
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Hello Thom,

I was sorry that I could not call into your 10-21 show on religion. I am a Humanist and I don't beleive in fantasy or magic. Our beliefs mirrow and in some aspects exceed christianity. I suggest that perhaps you should have someone the American Humanist Asociation on your show one day. I turned off of religion as they all cause so much suffering and wars.Pretty bad when hte pastors, fathers or leaders make 1/2 a million a year and they keep asking for more money. Thanks for your time! I an an avid listener and sometime free speach tv watcher. Be well be happy!! John Havron Rome, Georgia

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