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"Dominionism" by former Preacher Brandon Christian. Don't Miss! You'll love him. tonight, Sat, June 15, 7pm at Price Chopper.

From: cole m.
Sent on: Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:59 AM

"Dominionism" by former Preacher Brandon Christian. Don't Miss! You'll love him. Tonight, Sat, June 15, 7pm at Price Chopper.  More people should know about this movement.  Join us for a great eduction on this organization. RSVP http://www.meetup.com/skeptics-137/events/123254052/  

Cole Morgan[masked]********************************************************


America is playing host, as we speak, to a virulant form of charismatic 
Christianity called the New Apostolic Reformation. This Reformation, often 
called the NAR, has sent its roots through the U.S. and expanded into other 
nations on other continents as well. The NAR believes, among other things, 
that their leaders (often called Apostles or Prophets) are able to directly 
communicate with God and perform miracles just like the apostles from the 
New Testament. 

These beliefs alone do not make the NAR that significantly different from 
any other charismatic group or cult. However, the NAR has extensive 
funding, organization, and political allies that most other smaller 
charismatic churches do not have. These political aspirations are formally 
set out in a theological extension, basically, of the NAR which is called 
Seven Mountain Dominionism. 

Seven Mountain Dominionism is the belief that society is constituted by 
seven "mountains" or "pillars", and that they are: Government, Education, 
Business, Religion, Family, Entertainment, and News Media. The NAR and 
Dominionists all believe that in order to "turn the nation towards Christ", 
they must maneuver their brand of Christian leaders to the top of each of 
these "mountains" and, from the top down, restructure society itself into a 
conservative Christian theocracy. 

My talk with cover several topics: 
1.) What is the New Apostolic Reformation, and what do they believe? 
2.) What is Seven Mountain Dominionism, and what do its adherents believe? 
3.) Who are some key players and organizations with Dominionism/The New 
Apostolic Reformation? 
4.) Where have Dominionists come close to winning real political victories? 
5.) What are Dominionists allies and politicians doing in other parts of 
the world? 
6.) What threat does Dominionism present for American secularists here at 
home?
Brandon
*****************************************************
Cole,  

I'm a former Church of Christ preacher turned Atheist philosopher. My area of specialty is communications theory and ethical philosophy, and I'm researching the communicative problems that underlie problematic Atheist/Christian communicative efforts.  

I feel I'm qualified to speak on the topic simply by virtue of the amount of research I've done on it, and the relatively little that is known at large about the Dominionist movement. I've given this talk for SOMAA, SSA at UCM, and at Reasonfest.  

As for my profession, I'm currently taking the summer off to conduct research and write philosophy. Starting in August, I'll be a teaching assistant for UCM's communication department, teaching public speaking while I finish writing my thesis.  

(I asked Brandon if he slept with stuffed animals) And nope, no stuffed animals. Just one beautiful fiancee and four smelly cats.  

-Brandon
We'll go to Blue Moose afterwards.  Cole[masked]

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