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Bay Area Atheists/Agnostics/Humanists/Freethinkers/Skeptics Message Board › New word: "politichristian"

New word: "politichristian"

Joey P.
Martinez, CA
Post #: 9
“Politichristian” is the description of the art or act of fusing politics, or political beliefs, with christian dogma, or biblical ideology. It can also describe a politician who uses biblical commandments or christian ideology as a platform and guide to win elections, or to endorse laws based on biblical commands and beliefs.
The word was penned by activist and author Joey Piscitelli in 2012 to describe politicians who utilized religious dogma as a crutch or rationalization to support their convictions. The noun “politichristian” would also include the political conduct of proselytizing to sway voters and enact certain controversial laws that are reinforced, or based on biblical commandments, christian beliefs, and non-secular ideology as a guide.
One example of politichristian ideology would include the California “Proposition 8”, which was a ballot proposition and a state constitutional amendment which was passed in the November 2008 election. Proposition 8 added to the California Declaration of Rights a provision to the Constitution that stated: “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California”.
Proposition 8 was overwhelming supported by organizations and backers who had based their convictions admittedly on the stated moral code of the Bible. One offshoot of the word includes “politicatholic”.
Religious organizations who endorsed the measure Proposition 8 include Catholic, Church of Latter- day Saints, Eastern Orthodox, Baptist, Orthodox Jewish, and Evangelical Christian. The organized religions who supported the secular political measure based on their christian values system, and/or the bible are also thus described as politichristian. The politicians who backed the measure, using biblical law as the basis for their convictions, would thus be described as using politichristian ideology.
The definition of the word “politichristian” is stated as follows:

Politichristian - noun. 1. of, concerned with, engaged in the the mix of christian biblical values with government. 2. political platform of christian ideology 3. biblical or christian political methods
Politichristian - noun. 1. one actively engaged in politics using christian dogma or ideology as policy
2. politician who disregards separation of church and state 3. one who attempts to enact law based on christian ideology or biblical commandments.
A former member
Post #: 27
I'm sorry but I think we already have a word for that: hypocrite. Your definition presumes that these people actually believe what they say, thus giving them too much credit.
A former member
Post #: 3
The really scary thing is that many of them do "believe" very unquestioningly.
They have a powerful sense of entitlement and weak critical thinking skills.
There's nothing in the world more dangerous than a zealous "true believer".
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