Christians, like any group of people, spread out across a spectrum. At one end of the spectrum there are Fundamentalist Christians and Evangelical Christians. In the middle there are Devout Christians and Practicing Christians. At the other end there are Christmas Christians and Casual Christians.
The problem is that the Fundamentalist Christians and Evangelical Christians truly are insane. There is no doubt about this – their delusion is insanity, and the insanity manifests itself in myriad ways, as we will see in a moment.
The further problem is that the Christmas Christians and Casual Christians give Christianity an overwhelming mass in our society, and therefore provide harborage for the insanity.
The insanity is vividly illustrated in this article:
From that article, here is a quote by James Dobson, a prominent Evangelical leader:
The spanking should be of sufficient magnitude to cause the child to cry genuinely. After the emotional ventilation, the child will often want to crumple to the breast of his parent, and he should be welcomed with open, warm, loving arms.
Beating a person – any person – is torture. It is wrong. Beating a defenseless child is insanity. In most sane places, body blows like this would be seen and charged as assault. But Fundamentalist Christians and Evangelical Christians are insane, and they see beating their children as something good that is commanded by their imaginary God. And unfortunately, Christians are a majority in America so their insane child abuse goes unchallenged.
Are you a casual Christian? Those of us who are sane and rational beg you – abandon the insanity. The people who follow this imaginary God are insane, and in many cases they are violent and repulsive, as demonstrated above. Please take the time to read things like Whywontgodhealamputees.com and come to your senses. Give up this childish delusion and become a rational, thinking adult. Run away from the insanity so that these people lose the safe harbor you give them.