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Rob Reiner documentary about 'Christian Nationalism'
Posted by: steve...
Date: January 22, 2024 01:05PM
Looks Interesting - releases February 16, 2024.

God & Country - Official Trailer ..IMDb

From director Dan Partland and producer Rob Reiner, GOD & COUNTRY looks at the implications of Christian Nationalism and how it distorts not only our constitutional republic, but Christianity itself. Featuring prominent Christian thought leaders, GOD & COUNTRY asks this question: What happens when a faith built on love, sacrifice, and forgiveness grows political tentacles, conflating power, money, and belief into hyper-nationalism?





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Re: Rob Reiner documentary about 'Christian Nationalism'
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: January 22, 2024 01:08PM
I hope it's as good as This is Spinal Tap.
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Re: Rob Reiner documentary about 'Christian Nationalism'
Posted by: Rolando
Date: January 22, 2024 01:30PM
Make it a double feature with Jesus Camp from 2006!

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"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Eli Weisel

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

"I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham 1981

"Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise" - Barry Goldwater
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Re: Rob Reiner documentary about 'Christian Nationalism'
Posted by: gabester
Date: January 22, 2024 02:50PM
Well all of that is terrifying, but youtube's algorithm led me to this SNL gem:

[www.youtube.com] - "[George] Washington's Dream"



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Re: Rob Reiner documentary about 'Christian Nationalism'
Posted by: wurm
Date: January 22, 2024 04:29PM
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gabester
Well all of that is terrifying, but youtube's algorithm led me to this SNL gem:

[www.youtube.com] - "[George] Washington's Dream"

Indeed. My new favorite classic. It keep showing up in my feed because I keep watching it every couple of weeks.

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Pastor blows proceeds from $3 million crypto scam on home renovations, blames ‘the Lord’
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 22, 2024 07:18PM
Pastor blows proceeds from $3 million crypto scam on home renovations, blames ‘the Lord’

I love the prosperity gospel!

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One of the best parts of writing about crypto is the constant supply of colorful villains. Think of wild-haired Sam Bankman-Fried, whose $30 billion con took in celebrities and politicians, or Razzlekhan, the wannabe rapper who was one half of the Bonnie-and-Clyde duo behind one of the world's biggest Bitcoin heists. Last week brought us a new name to add to the cast of crooks: Denver internet pastor Eli Regalado, whose sheer chutzpah should get him honorable mention on any list of all-time crypto villains.

According to Colorado's securities regulator, Regalado ran a small-time swindle in which he and his wife pulled in over $3 million persuading hundreds of people to invest in something called INDX coin. His appeals, which were heavy on Old Testament–style words like "sowing" and "tithing," promised those tied to his online church that they would earn a 10x return by buying it.

Not surprisingly, they did not make 10x but instead lost their money—not least because the Regalados spent a good chunk of it on sprucing up their house, according to the regulator. A Denver business publication further reported the couple blew more of the money—which they had said would help "widows and orphans"—on a Range Rover, jewelry, and, of course, luxury handbags.

These reports suggest Regalado is in a fair amount of trouble, but rather than shut up and seek a good lawyer, he responded to Colorado's allegations by posting a 10-minute video to the crypto project's website. Near the opening, he says misappropriating the funds wasn't his decision but that "several hundred thousand went to a home remodel the Lord told us to do."

Later in the video, Regalado explains he launched the crypto hustle because he believed "God was doing a new thing." While his theology may be shaky, his grasp of finance may be even worse as, in the video, Regalado throws around terms like "leverage" and "liquidity" without appearing to understand what they mean. At one point in the video, he describes "$300 million of coins sown before the exchange went live"—but as the Colorado regulator explains, the coins are worthless, in no small part because the only place they could be traded was the Kingdom Wealth Exchange, a service operated by the Regalados that is defunct and barely functioned in the first place.



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Re: Pastor blows proceeds from $3 million crypto scam on home renovations, blames ‘the Lord’
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 22, 2024 08:20PM
...and in Ohio an evangelical pastor is arrested and arraigned for violating a local ordinance by opening his church to house homeless from 10º temps.
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Re: Rob Reiner documentary about 'Christian Nationalism'
Posted by: Mr645
Date: January 23, 2024 10:27AM
So because a small number of pastors are bad, we should eliminate Christianity?

This Reiner guy was "Meathead", right?



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Re: Rob Reiner documentary about 'Christian Nationalism'
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 23, 2024 10:52AM
> This Reiner guy was "Meathead", right?

No, he played a character in a TV show that was called Meathead. That's called acting. Ever hear of that profession?

Why are you constantly wrong in nearly every one of your posts? nono smiley



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Re: Pastor blows proceeds from $3 million crypto scam on home renovations, blames ‘the Lord’
Posted by: kj
Date: January 24, 2024 12:44AM
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Speedy
Pastor blows proceeds from $3 million crypto scam on home renovations, blames ‘the Lord’

I love the prosperity gospel!

[www.aol.com]

One of the best parts of writing about crypto is the constant supply of colorful villains. Think of wild-haired Sam Bankman-Fried, whose $30 billion con took in celebrities and politicians, or Razzlekhan, the wannabe rapper who was one half of the Bonnie-and-Clyde duo behind one of the world's biggest Bitcoin heists. Last week brought us a new name to add to the cast of crooks: Denver internet pastor Eli Regalado, whose sheer chutzpah should get him honorable mention on any list of all-time crypto villains.

According to Colorado's securities regulator, Regalado ran a small-time swindle in which he and his wife pulled in over $3 million persuading hundreds of people to invest in something called INDX coin. His appeals, which were heavy on Old Testament–style words like "sowing" and "tithing," promised those tied to his online church that they would earn a 10x return by buying it.

Not surprisingly, they did not make 10x but instead lost their money—not least because the Regalados spent a good chunk of it on sprucing up their house, according to the regulator. A Denver business publication further reported the couple blew more of the money—which they had said would help "widows and orphans"—on a Range Rover, jewelry, and, of course, luxury handbags.

These reports suggest Regalado is in a fair amount of trouble, but rather than shut up and seek a good lawyer, he responded to Colorado's allegations by posting a 10-minute video to the crypto project's website. Near the opening, he says misappropriating the funds wasn't his decision but that "several hundred thousand went to a home remodel the Lord told us to do."

Later in the video, Regalado explains he launched the crypto hustle because he believed "God was doing a new thing." While his theology may be shaky, his grasp of finance may be even worse as, in the video, Regalado throws around terms like "leverage" and "liquidity" without appearing to understand what they mean. At one point in the video, he describes "$300 million of coins sown before the exchange went live"—but as the Colorado regulator explains, the coins are worthless, in no small part because the only place they could be traded was the Kingdom Wealth Exchange, a service operated by the Regalados that is defunct and barely functioned in the first place.


Just picking a nit, but that's not prosperity gospel, that's just being a crook. And it doesn't have much of anything to do with "Christian Nationalism". Joel Osteen is the poster child of prosperity gospel, but I've never seen anything linking him to Christian Nationalism.
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Re: Rob Reiner documentary about 'Christian Nationalism'
Posted by: Mr645
Date: January 29, 2024 06:32AM
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Rick-o
> This Reiner guy was "Meathead", right?

No, he played a character in a TV show that was called Meathead. That's called acting. Ever hear of that profession?

Why are you constantly wrong in nearly every one of your posts? nono smiley

So yes, that's Meathead. Now a real life meat head. Someone get him some help



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Re: Rob Reiner documentary about 'Christian Nationalism'
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: January 29, 2024 08:52AM
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Mr645
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Rick-o
> This Reiner guy was "Meathead", right?

No, he played a character in a TV show that was called Meathead. That's called acting. Ever hear of that profession?

Why are you constantly wrong in nearly every one of your posts? nono smiley

So yes, that's Meathead. Now a real life meat head. Someone get him some help

I'm pretty sure he doesn't need your kind of help.

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