Joseph Ratzinger rejects modern studies and scientific advancement in an effort to return the Roman Catholic Church to the tenth century and superstition. Attacking the family as being composed of loving individuals, Ratzinger prefers blind obedience to outdated regulations and interpretations of a church that did not exist before 325 CE.
Mitt Romney has bullied males and females all of his life, his last salvo being his declaration during the Presidential Debates that he had binders of women; but before then, he bullied those he assumed to be gay at Cranbrook School (for Boys) in Michigan, and later as a Bishop in the Mormon church bullied women openly. What is behind his psychology--I argue that he was bullied at home and within the Mormon church.
Freud argued to study that which is of this world, and work to improve the conditions of all people. Jung argued that ideas have substance and that religion is a reality and thus can be studied. The Republican Party and Mitt Romney use Jungian psychology in justifying CEOs telling employees how to vote. Obama and the Democrats want individual choice, secret ballot and progress for people. The Roman Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus spends more than 20% of its budget to defeat human and civil rights to move the USA closer to a theocracy.
Freedom of speech comes with responsibility of what is said and whether or not it is true. Because of a biased movie (Innocence of Muslims), the world of Islam broke into flames, fanned by a Florida preacher and a former movie producer--neither gifted with languages nor knowledge of texts. Religion has always been the catalyst for wars, and religious leaders the butchers from the beginning of time to this day.
Evangelical fundamentalists flood into mega-churches and preach a gospel of wealth for a select few. This is not what the Jesus of the New Testament taught nor the form of prayer required. It is even more estranged in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.,
Iran claims it has no homosexuals, yet homosexuals make up 20% of its military, is not condemned by the Koran, and those who decry it are reflecting the evil that is Allah: originally a minor Bedouin god whose daughters were worshipped more than he was venerated and Allah acknowledged the fact in the Satanic Verses.
The Book of Mormon, like the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints (LDS), has declared that Blacks carry the mark of Cain and Ham/Canaan and cannot enter heaven. While this stand officially changed in 1978, it is still is the foundation for the Mormon faith and family.
Over one million suicides occur each year. While many are the exit strategy of those suffering an incurable and painful disease, there is a growing number of suicides among preteens and teenagers--especially in the USA and in the Sixth Congress District of Minnesota that is represented by Michele Bachmann. No state is exempt, but a new thread is appearing: bullying those weaker than their opponents, and in the name of religion or "freedom" to express an opinion even if it compells children to end their lives. The greatest damage comes from evangelical Christians and the notion of a "holy life" style--or face the threat of going to hell. Why do people believe in this concept and when does one reach the breaking point and stop contemplating suicide and take action?
Cain has been for centuries portrayed as a murderer of his brother Abel--the latter considered a just and saintly man. The murder, some claim, is the result of their parents sin, and state that the story is Hebrew in origin. But were the Hebrews always in the lands of Palestine? What is the correct translation and interpretation of the original documents--few read by evangelical preachers or self-styled prophets?
Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are both seeking the presidency of the USA, cite USA history and science incorrectly, and lie at every convention or group they address.