Monday, August 29, 2011

Seditious Conspiracy, some charming Christians

This is "old news" but I didn't know about this group:



This insane idea keeps coming up in crazy rants from individuals but I had never heard of a group entertaining fantasies like this:

In an indictment against the nine unsealed on Monday, the Justice Department said they were part of a group of apocalyptic Christian militants who were plotting to kill law enforcement officers in hopes of inciting an antigovernment uprising, the latest in a recent surge in right-wing militia activity.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/30/us/30militia.html

The "shot heard 'round the world" and the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand were catalysts but only because of seething tensions that were already brewing. Fantasies of kick-starting a war by blowing up a federal building, or flying planes into one, or shooting teenagers at a politically-oriented camp, or shooting cops.... they're just fantasies. The festering tensions they hope to ignite exist only in their own minds. They did not succeed in inspiring others, and only made people hate them. And yet, there are probably still more waiting in the wings hoping to gain credibility and followers via some outrageous violent act.

It's a common thread, and there seems to be a religious undercurrent there too. These people seem to know how to use the interwebs, so why haven't they figured out that they can't inspire loyalty this way?

5 comments:

krissthesexyatheist said...

I don't have my headphones right now so i couldn't listen to it, but i have heard of them before. Hutaree and Repent Amarillo are homegrown Christian terrorists. They want their country back (back from what I'm not sure) and with that comes god in the public square. They run training maneuvers in the forest akin to armed forces training: attack the objective, sweep a room, search and destroy etc...

And that my interwed homie, is Gawds love. Awesome.

Kriss

Robert the Skeptic said...

I have always wondered about any group that wants to change things THEIR way through violence. Ok that's the standard for the kind of society you want to live under: Great go for it.

Once you have established your "dream society", now your neighbor can kill you because he wants your car. How about your boss kills your wife because she shows up late for work?

Really can you blame this nuts? If they read their Holy Book with all of God's killing and vengeance, it reads like a play book for them.

ex-minister1 said...

Just shows how the bible really is open to just about any interpretation.
But not sure how they twist this one Matt 26:52
"Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."
Popping into the OT or Revelations would give them justification for violence. The Bible - One stop shopping.

LadyAtheist said...

Not to mention, they don't seem fond of the "turn the other cheek" line.

Anonymous said...

So much bitterness in your posts. I wonder what you're accomplishing in this blog besides feeding that bitterness and anger in your own life?