Philip A. Farruggio: Apathy among the church-goers

by Philip A. Farruggio
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Dandelion Salad
12 May, 2010

Who Would Jesus Bomb?
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Would he not condemn those who torture, or order torture, or attempt to justify it? Would he not intercede when a priest asks his flock to ‘pray for our brave troops‘, but never the civilians being killed by our troops, our stray bombs or IEDs? Would Jesus not question as to why our innocent soldiers were even sent to Iraq? — Philip A. Farruggio

The Ugly Truth Podcast May 10, 2010

Philip Farruggio, anti-war, progressive activist joins us for a great discussion dealing with the topic of American apathy.

Philip A. Farruggio is son and grandson of Brooklyn NYC longshoremen. He is an activist leader and free lance columnist. Since the 2000 elections, he has written over 150 columns, many posted on various sites worldwide. Recently, he is finding a home at www.dandelionsalad.com, or at his own blog at http://www.opensalon.com. Philip can be reached at paf1222@bellsouth.net.

see

With ‘Hat In Hand’: American Serfdom by Philip A. Farruggio

Why Not… Save Our Republic? by Philip A. Farruggio

Houses of Hypocrisy by Philip A. Farruggio

Flags, Crosses & Circuses…..And Apathy!! by Philip A. Farruggio

Depleted uranium is destroying life By Jerry Mazza

5 thoughts on “Philip A. Farruggio: Apathy among the church-goers

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  2. Quote: “Phillip Farruggio, anti-war, progressive activist joins us for a great discussion dealing with the topic of American apathy”.

    Does he really mean “American apathy”, for the title of the article is about “church-goers”, evidently American ones, and many Americans aren’t church-goers, many aren’t Christian, and plenty of Christians don’t go to church because of the extreme hypocrisy, etcetera, often found among clergy and lay members? Meanwhile; “American apathy” is a general reference, referring to Americans in general.

    Based on the title, he means “Christian American apathy”. It wouldn’t be unfitting to include others though, at least Jews anyway. But surely not only Jewish and Christian Americans supported the criminal wars and related war crimes. Not only they believed and pretended to believe the LIES of the Bush-Cheney administration.

    I believe to have read several years ago that around 60% of Americans are professed or at least baptized Christians, but surely much less go to church; more than one or two times a year anyway. In Quebec, Canada, the population used to be around 95% Christian and probably most were church-goers, but a report a few years ago or so said that only around 5% are church-goers today. Clearly most became disenchanted due to too many clergy members being lame, etcetera.

    Is Phillip Farruggio over-generalizing?

    • Phillip didn’t title this post, I did. I posted this over 2 weeks ago and that’s when I listened to the interview which is over 50 minutes long and more than likely I titled the post before listening to it in its entirety. I know I didn’t mean literal church goers as a percentage of the population.

      So, did you listen to the entire interview? What did you think of what Phillip was talking about?

      • Thanks for the reply, DS, and no, I didn’t listen to the interview or discussion due to believing that there’d be little I’d gain from it after several years of doing a lot of reading on the critical and apocalyptic events that have been occurring and which haven’t been getting any better; plus having written plenty of posts at CommonDreams.org and AfterDowningStreet.org.

        My views are surely very much as his are, based on what the topic of the discussion is and the text or words you quoted from him, so I prefer to read and listen to people who will provide me with educational content; although, also occasionally appreciating to hear words and read about activism that is inspirational and expression of there still being some hope for humanity.

        But, if there’s some substantional educational content, such as Project Censored provides, f.e., then I’d be glad to listen to the discussion.

        [edited: off topic]

        Lastly, when we learn about such dark realities and a lot of other dark reality that’s due to extreme state and corporate criminality, then it can be refreshing to listen to a discussion like the one with Philip A. Faruggio; if the discussion is not about analyses like the above sort. It’s good to get a break now and then from such analyses and research findings, but without listening to or reading dumb or stupid views or stories, and I’m sure that this is definitely not what he provides.

        I’ll listen to that discussion, some anyway, and see what it’s like.

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