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September 25, 2008

A Rich Harvest For Industrious Skull Farmers

Here's witch-hunting preacher Thomas Muthee praying over Sarah Palin in 2005 (video below, starting about 7:30):

MUTHEE: When we talk about transformation of a community, we are talking about God invading seven areas in our society...When we talk about transformation of a society, a community, it’s where we see God’s Kingdom infiltrate, influence seven areas in our society.

Number one is the spiritual aspect of our society...

[T]he second area whereby God wants to penetrate in our society is in the economic area....It is high time that we have top Christian businessmen, businesswomen, bankers...If you look at the Israelites, you know, that’s how they won. And that’s how they are, even today...

[T]he third area, it’s in the area of politics...I’m asking you today, we are asking you as the body of Christ in this valley, make a way for Sara...Make her way my God. Bring finances her way, even in the campaign in the name of Jesus...We want righteousness in this state. We want righteousness in this nation....We come in the hindrance of the enemy, standing in her way to there. In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus! Every form of witchcraft, it will be rebuked in the name of Jesus.

This is from the Church of the Subgenius' High Weirdness by Mail. It was published in 1988, when Sarah Palin was 24:

The kooks are our future. The average fifth-grader these days doesn't know whether Japan is a state or a city; wonders what happens when you get to the "edge" of the United States on a map...and even believes that the government is there to protect him!

The years to come promise incredibly fertile fields for the sowing of superstition, cultism, and pseudoscience; they'll grow so fast we'll wonder if there had ever really been an Age of Reason.

Make no mistake, it shall be a rich harvest for industrious Skull Farmers of every creed; the brains of the all-too-willing are out there, ripening...millions of potential vegetables just waiting to be plucked, shucked, and hauled off to market.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at September 25, 2008 07:28 PM

O Lord, protect me from your followers . . .

Posted by: Monkay at September 25, 2008 07:42 PM

What an hilariously tiny, insular, tinpot universe these people live in.

Make her way my God. Bring finances her way

"Er, yeah - I'm just redistributing all these quasars at the moment, but when I'm done I'll be sure to get right on that..."

Posted by: RobWeaver at September 25, 2008 08:31 PM

If YOU desire and believe in SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE then why persist on discussing ANY candidates religion or particular religious belief. I suspect YOU WOULD NEVER have agreed with ANY of our founders religious beliefs yet one is to be praised for spouting their politics, quoting their papers. Separation of church and state---begins with self.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at September 25, 2008 09:14 PM

LOVE UR censorship.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at September 25, 2008 09:16 PM

This must have been some sort of visiting pentecostal preacher to her new, less freakish Wasilla Bible Church?

Thomas Muthee, says the internets. From Kenya, no less. OK. A kook from their future, now a little more intertwined with ours.

This "Witch-hunt of Mama Jane" story is pretty fantastic. Didn't harpers have a piece about that with more genitalia recently?

I'm not old enough to remember how it was in the old days like some of you. Is this stuff really all that new? This whole enlightenment thing seems to have always been a pretty crufty enterprise. A little froth that never had a national market.

Posted by: buermann at September 26, 2008 02:57 AM

Remember, kids, the story here is about selfishness. Underneath all the ritual, the prayers come out the same -- "help ME and fuck those guys" -- which is pretty much exactly how Jesus told his followers not to pray, but we're looking at a religion as pagan as the druids, wearing crosses as talismans. If a group betrays its own rules and thereby annoints itself devout, what makes you think it will have much respect for the well-being of others?

SubGenius can be tiresome at times, but the maxim is right: they may be pink, but their money is green.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 26, 2008 06:21 AM