Nut-ball Rand Paul warned that the United States was in a “spiritual crisis” at this week’s Religious Right summit hosted by fellow whacko David Lane. Lane is one of the most delusional “Christian Nation” apologists who claims, “America was a Christian nation. The Mayflower Compact declared, “In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, having undertaken – for the glory of God, and the advancement of the Christian faith…Let’s decide if America is a Christian nation or a pagan nation – and get on with it; the sooner the better.
Except of course the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, not the Mayflower Compact. These insane zealots will lie every chance they get to advance their dangerous ideas. The event also featured pathological bigot Ted Cruz who asked attendees to pray the gay away.
Paul said at the summit, “What America needs is a revival. A war is being waged between those who understand and embrace America’s exceptional founding and those who simply want to divide.”
Yeah, sure. Apparently Rand Paul doesn’t understand irony, as he ended by quoting Thomas Paine, “These are the times that try men’s souls.”
Yeah, ok. Let’s have a few more Thomas Paine quotes, shall we?
“I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church.” [Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason]
“Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel.” [Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason]
“The Bible is a book that has been read more and examined less than any book that ever existed.” [The Theological Works of Thomas Paine]
“Every phrase and circumstance are marked with the barbarous hand of superstitious torture, and forced into meanings it was impossible they could have. The head of every chapter, and the top of every page, are blazoned with the names of Christ and the Church, that the unwary reader might suck in the error before he began to read.”[Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason, p.131]
“..we must be compelled to hold this doctrine to be false, and the old and new law called the Old and New Testament, to be impositions, fables and forgeries.” [The Life and Works of Thomas Paine, Vol. 9 p. 282]
Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark!
Watch Rand Paul’s delusional psychosis in this video courtesy of Right Wing Watch!