Thursday, December 16


More great stuff about Jesus and Bush:

Remember during the 2000 campaign when Bush said Jesus Christ was his chief political influence? When you look at the things Bush has done as president, you can see how empty that claim is.

It was Jesus who said that "it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" and deemed "the love of money" as "the root of all evil."

It was Jesus who tossed the moneychangers out of the temple, and flatly said that one "cannot serve both God and Mammon."

It was Jesus who turned a few loaves and fishes into enough food to feed the multitude who gathered to hear him preach him the Sea of Galilee, and didn't care who got fed.

It was Jesus who warned about the people who make a big show of their faith on Sunday morning and are less than godly the rest of the week. "Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them," warned Jesus.

When you strip the teachings of Christ down to the essentials, they are about love for your fellow man and about an active display of that love. That is precisely what is lacking from the version of Christianity that currently controls the Republican Party,
If there was a real push for moral values, George W. Bush wouldn't be president. The real value that Bush and his staunchest supporters seem to believe in is as long as someone other than them gets screwed, all their policies are good. Let Social Security be destroyed. Let the poor pay more taxes. Let some other family's son get blown to bits in Iraq. Love, tolerance and helping your neighbor is a sucker's game. Acquiring and maintaining power is all that matters.
That President Bush can wrap the most reactionary policies in American history in the cloak of Christianity is a perversion of the central tenets of that faith. That he can get away with it is even worse.


Blogger HL said...

So what's the point?

Everybody who reads and thinks knows
Our emperor is the one without clothes
Mel Brook’s Passion will not scary be
Conservative christians are the neo-heresy
To those who doubt and have no clout
Just take your values and throw them out.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Motherlode said...

Good one!!!

BTW, love your scarf/neck saying --

6:06 PM  

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