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Christianity Thomas on 02 Sep 2012 12:26 am

Conservative Christians Are Liars

This is no surprise to any rational person who watches conservative Christians, or to any rational person who watches conservative politicians (who are generally Christian in the U.S.) in the news, but there is a new study out that documents the fact that conservative Christians have a dishonesty problem. Yes, Christians talk a good game about their morality, and they go on and on about the Ten Commandments, but the fact is that Christians tend to lie.

Study: Right twists facts

Akin’s claim stood out due to its highly offensive nature, but it’s reminiscent of any number of other parallel cases in which conservative Christians have cited dubious “facts” to help rationalize their moral convictions. Take the twin assertions that having an abortion causes breast cancer or mental disorders, for instance. Or the denial of human evolution. Or false claims that same-sex parenting hurts kids. Or that you can choose whether to be gay, and undergo therapy to reverse that choice. The ludicrous assertion that women who are raped have a physiological defense mechanism against pregnancy is just part of a long litany of other falsehoods in the Christian right’s moral and emotional war against science.

Lies, Lies, Lies. We all know this: conservative Christians tend to lie. A lot. The Republican convention had many examples on display, as seen in these articles:

Paul Ryan caught a lot of guff last week—correctly—for delivering a vice presidential acceptance speech which was festooned with lies and false assertions. It was so bad that when the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein and his staff scoured the speech looking for truth, lies, and misleading statements—they produced a grand total of two “true” policy items. Two.

Why do conservative Christians behave this way? It is so simple: They must lie to themselves constantly to believe in their imaginary God. Since they are lying to themselves constantly, it is predictable that lying becomes second nature and infects other parts of their lives and their thinking.

Are you a Christian? Would you like to stop lying to yourself about your imaginary God? See the light: GodIsImaginary.com

26 Responses to “Conservative Christians Are Liars”

  1. on 02 Sep 2012 at 3:41 pm 1.Anonymous said …

    Stating the obvious again. Anyone who says “God answers prayers” is a liar, and that is just about every Christian.

  2. on 02 Sep 2012 at 6:23 pm 2.Burebista said …

    Hmmmm,

    So is are conservatives christians who are the only liars?

    Is it just Romney and Paul?

    Are liberal christians liars?

    The tough one, are liberal Christians Obama and Biden liars?

    Last one, is Thomas cherry-picking the liberal blogs to produce a strawman?

  3. on 02 Sep 2012 at 7:05 pm 3.Anonymous said …

    2.Burebista said …

    “Last one, is Thomas cherry-picking the liberal blogs to produce a strawman?”

    http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/187913/fox-news-calls-paul-ryan-a-liar/

    Is Fox News a liberal blog?

  4. on 02 Sep 2012 at 7:42 pm 4.Scourge said …

    This is a charitable explanation of conservative Christian behaviour. It could also be that people with the worst natural inclinations are the ones attracted to conservative Christianity. Here is a topical case in point: The whole idiotic Ayn Rand world-view appeals to a low-level intellect like Paul Ryan, but due to his sociopathic tendencies, he finds he fits in well with conservative Christians.

    As an aside, is it any wonder that Mitt Romney who can believe the crazy Mormon doctrines can seem to hold whatever belief is politically or economically expedient?

  5. on 02 Sep 2012 at 8:57 pm 5.Severin said …

    2 Burebista
    “So is are conservatives christians who are the only liars?”

    No, you are.
    Nobody said conservative Christians are the ONLY liars.
    They only lie much more than atheists.
    Q.E.D.

  6. on 03 Sep 2012 at 12:16 am 6.A said …

    Scourge,

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha,

    typical atheist looney liberal talking head. Now wouldn’t your comments fall under Lou’s admonishment that this blog is about God and religion?

    Hey throw out a “Yes we Can” or “Hope and Change, a “Forward” or maybe even “My plan worked”.

    Ha ha ha ha Predicting atheists politics is like predicting the tide will go out.

    Buribista,

    If Obama’s mouth is moving he is lying. If he is bowing he is selling us out.

  7. on 03 Sep 2012 at 12:26 am 7.Lou said …

    Paul Ryan was 100% truthful and here is the proof. The liberals all listen to too much MSNBC

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/08/30/obama_camp_melts_down_over_ryans_speech

  8. on 03 Sep 2012 at 12:28 am 8.Lou said …

    Here is Forbes for another honest analysis.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/08/30/yes-paul-ryan-spoke-the-truth-about-obamas-fiscal-record/

  9. on 03 Sep 2012 at 12:54 pm 9.Anonymous said …

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/the_rumble/2012/09/yes-paul-ryan-lied-and-yes-it-matters

    “If a politician says he ran a marathon in just under three hours when he actually ran it in four hours, does it matter? Ordinarily this wouldn’t be a question of much political significance, but in light of the fact that the fibber in question is Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan, it merits some explication.

    The reason is hard not to figure out: In his brief period on the national stage, Paul Ryan has demonstrated an uneasy relationship with the truth. His acceptance speech on Wednesday night was one of the most dishonest political speeches in recent U.S. political history. While some like Ben Smith at BuzzFeed call Ryan’s flights of factual fancy “policy differences” with President Obama, this misunderstands what actually is a policy difference and what is a lie – and why Ryan’s incessant lying, including about marathon times, is actually pretty important.”

  10. on 03 Sep 2012 at 1:41 pm 10.alex said …

    “Paul Ryan was 100% truthful and here is the proof.”

    typical theist crap. defend their homie to the bitter end. just like their god, doesn’t matter how ridiculous the claims…..

    just keep the hate alive. the republican party, negroes, latinos, homos, brains, and women need not apply. what? i have no proof? count em.

  11. on 03 Sep 2012 at 1:54 pm 11.Lou(DFW) said …

    6.ASStrophysicist said …

    “Scourge,

    Now wouldn’t your comments fall under Lou’s admonishment that this blog is about God and religion?”

    They would if Christianity wasn’t a religion. Your stupidity never fails to amaze me.

  12. on 03 Sep 2012 at 4:20 pm 12.DPK said …

    Lying for Jesus. No surprise, the theists here do it all the time, and like Ryan, when confronted they just ignore it and continue.
    All politicians lie, so no surprise there either. Most of them are smart enough not to lie about things that can be easily checked, but if intelligence, or honesty, was a requirement to getting elected to office, mostnofbthe seats in congress would be empty.

  13. on 03 Sep 2012 at 4:33 pm 13.alex said …

    “seats in congress would be empty”

    i say term limits. only way it would pass would be a national initiative. you know those morons in congress would never pass it. term limits would at least give somebody else a chance to fuck it up.

  14. on 03 Sep 2012 at 11:24 pm 14.Lou(DFW) said …

    12.DPK said …

    “Most of them are [not] smart enough not to lie about things that can be easily checked…”

    Exactly like our lying sock-puppets. And then they act as if they never did.

  15. on 05 Sep 2012 at 10:07 pm 15.Prime said …

    Seems like they are aware of the parent site too. Wow. Lying for Jesus.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmH1YggCQ7Y

  16. on 21 Sep 2012 at 1:26 am 16.A Christian said …

    We are all sinners. The bible tells us that. Therefore we all at some point in time lie. Everyone in the world (christian or not) lie at least once a week. If not once a hour. Or more.

    Whoever made this website has a lot of good points. The average day christian is VERY much a hypocrite. I couldn’t agree more about how the church’s are way to big and cost way to much money.

    You say there is no God though. I disagree. I would guarantee you have a god. Everyone has a god. What would be one thing, if taken from you, would be the ultimate hurt? Not what would kill you, but what would be the ULTIMATE hurt? That is your god.

    If you can’t give it up, it owns you.

    I really encourage anyone who doesn’t believe in the God of the bible to go to a BIBLE TEACHING CHURCH or if you don’t want to, go to classicmiistries.com the web site isn’t going right now but with any hope it will be within the next 6 months.

    We are all sinners and we all need a savior. Life doesn’t end on earth.

    todays date 9-20-12

  17. on 21 Sep 2012 at 3:17 am 17.Anonymous said …

    A Christian, instead of telling people that they need to attend indoctrination classes why don’t you just provide proof that your god exists?

    Oh, but of course, you have your own definition of god that is absolutely nothing to do with the religion that you claim to be part of. Funny how that works. How fortunate how all you delusional Christians redefine gods as and when needed. It’s as if you know that it’s all made up, which of course it is.

    Also, do you not consider the psychological damage that you inflict on your children by telling them how bad they are, even from birth? No wonder your religion is so sick and twisted. It’s abusive.

  18. on 21 Sep 2012 at 4:14 am 18.Lou(DFW) said …

    16.A xtian said …

    “We are all sinners and we all need a savior.”

    No, we aren’t and we don’t.

    “Life doesn’t end on earth.”

    There’s absolutely no evidence whatsoever that our lives extend beyond natural death. If you have evidence to the contrary, then please present it. Otherwise, your claim is nothing but a theist fairy tale.

  19. on 21 Sep 2012 at 4:35 am 19.Anonymous said …

    There’s absolutely no evidence for any of the claims presented her by Xtians but none of that stops them making fools of themselves by posting it nonetheless.

  20. on 21 Sep 2012 at 11:17 am 20.Anonymous said …

    “We are all sinners. The bible tells us that”

    The Harry Potter books would have you believe that Wizards exist but the bible and Harry Potter are works of fiction. Dane, to be consistent, you must also believe in Wizards, but that would be crazy wouldn’t it?

  21. on 21 Sep 2012 at 11:21 am 21.Anonymous said …

    Sorry, post #20 was addressed to “A Christian”

  22. on 01 Oct 2012 at 3:25 am 22.The messenger said …

    All people lie.

    Jesus is God and he is real.

  23. on 04 Oct 2012 at 11:36 am 23.The messenger said …

    20.Anonymous it is true that we are all sinners and I can prove it.

    We have all lied in the past, we have cheated in the past, lowing and cheating are sins and sence all people have lied and cheated atleast once in our lives that makes us sinners. We need to repent for these sins by helping people who are suffering from finnancial problems or hunger problems or so other devastating problem they might be haveing.

  24. on 04 Oct 2012 at 11:37 am 24.The messenger said …

    God wants us to make up for the bad thing we have done in life.

  25. on 04 Oct 2012 at 11:51 am 25.The messenger said …

    Just because some consecutive Christians lie does not mean they all lie.
    All have lied at least once in their lives, not just conservative Christians.

  26. on 05 Oct 2012 at 2:10 pm 26.The messenger said …

    on 04 Oct 2012 at 11:51 am 25.The messenger said …
    Just because some consecutive Christians lie does not mean they all lie.
    All have lied at least once in their lives, not just conservative Christians.

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