Is a hoax. I didn’t watch that stuff until today, but I’m kind of amazed that people got suckered so badly, again.

If you want to know if religious sounding speech is genuine, ask people who have spent time listening to conservative religious rhetorics. Three seconds in, and I know that Donnie is doing an imitation. It’s a pretty good one, but it’s not quite right.

There is an organized, and at least somewhat systematic field of belief that represents conservative Christianities. Agree or not, it seems important to know the animating forces behind a powerful social movement. But if all you know about them is that they sound crazy to you, you’ll get drawn in by every hoax. Donnie isn’t just a “little” weirder than the fundies, he’s winking at you.

-sly

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