Sunday, October 20, 2013

#762: Reed Heustis


Reed Heustis writes e.g. for Worldview Weekend and describes himself as a “Christian constitutionalist” (he is, in fact, a spokesperson for the group Christian Constitutionalism), which means that he is a theocrat and reconstructionist who wishes to rewrite history to support his brand theocracy. For American pseudohistorian theocrats, this generally means attempting to claim that the Founding Fathers were deeply religious and really wanted the Constitution to support theocracy. Heustis, for instance, has claimed that John Calvin was a big influence on the Founding Fathers – without, of course, presenting a single shred of evidence for the claim. You see, “[b]y default, when one rejects Calvin’s presupposition, he necessarily adopts that of Karl Marx. Author of the Communist Manifesto, Marx presupposed that Man is inherently good, and that all of Man’s problems are the result of a bad environment.” Therefore, since the Founding Fathers were not Marxist, they must have been Calvinists. This has, in fact, become one of my favorite arguments, though not for the reasons Heustis intended.for Worldview Weekend and describes himself as a “Christian constitutionalist” (he is, in fact, a spokesperson for the group Christian Constitutionalism), which means that he is a theocrat and reconstructionist who wishes to rewrite history to support his brand theocracy. For American pseudohistorian theocrats, this generally means attempting to claim that the Founding Fathers were deeply religious and really

Heustis has argued that there is an anti-American conspiracy afoot in the US to put diversity in front of Jesus (it is anti-American because it is anti-Christian, and Christianity and America are two sides of the same coin), and you can presumably figure out which groups he targets yourself. The conspiracy is, of course, led by the devil.

He has also deemed Yoko Ono one of the big threats to the world, since her works for peace continues the anti-Christian agenda of the Beatles as illustrated by the song “Imagine” – in fact, Heustis calls it “Lennon’s anti-Christ religion of peace”, which makes one wonder a little about what Heustis really stands for.

Heustis is also associated with the creationist Taliban organization The American View.

Diagnosis: Fundie maniac and dingbat conspiracy theorist. His influence is non-negligible, and he must be counted as an angry, aggressive threat to civilization.

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  1. Woops. Some of the text went missing; corrected now.

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