Christianity as a Hammer

According to Robert Kirby writing in the sltrib (23 Feb 2012):

I love humanity.  You can’t beat us for mindless entertainment.  We’re like a huge reality show.  Every evening, the Lord kicks back, turns on “World’s Dumbest Creations” and shakes his head in disbelief.

It’s not entirely our fault.  It’s the way we’re made. . .  [We’re] using the only tool [we’ve] got to figure out everyone else.

There’s a problem with that.  According to psychologist Abraham Maslow, if you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Note:  Maslow was Jewish. . .  It’s an important point if you’re the sort of moron who believes that has any bearing on whether he knew what the hell he was talking about.

[In the case of Christian conservatives], the hammer is Christianity and everyone who isn’t one is a nail.  It isn’t whether Obama is a good man (or not) or an effective leader (or not) that matters, but rather what kind of Christian (or not) he may be.

In Utah, the equivalent of this single-tool logic would be determining people’s moral character on whether they’re LDS.  As in, “No you can’t play with the neighbor kids.  They aren’t members.

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