Hey, you “Christian” Republicans out there!
Jesus was a liberal.
Jesus said to sell all you have and give it to the poor, and he said that it was easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Doesn’t that sound just like a liberal?
He said, “Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (That’s in the gospel of Luke.)
And he said, “If a man asks for your shirt, give him your coat also.” (That’s in Matthew.)
And he said, “Blessed are the peacemakers,” and “those who take up the sword will perish with the sword.”
I swear it’s all in the gospels (and the gospels tell us NOT TO SWEAR AT ALL, and that would include upon the Bible, and yet all you conservatives FREAKED when Obama didn’t put his hand on a Bible during his second swearing-in ceremony).
Oh, and Jesus never married, but hung around with 12 guys who abandoned their families for his “higher cause.”
Did you catch that, all you “Christians” who call yourselves Republicans?
Jesus’s apostles DITCHED THEIR WIVES AND KIDS, as well as their RESPONSIBILITIES TO THEIR PARENTS. Jesus told them, “Let the dead bury their own dead.”
Okay, I admit that this last quote of Jesus is callous and sounds like a Republican, but most everything else that Jesus said sounds like Al Franken!
I really can’t imagine any Republican politician talking about the poor, the rich, peace, the family, or obligations to parents in ways that Jesus would have approved, can you?
In fact, Jesus sounds a little bit more like Barack Obama and Martin Luther King than Rush Limbaugh or Tom DeLay.
But really now, neither American political party has much similarity to the Jesus of any of the gospels.
And all the vitriol spitting that comes from Republican “Christian” conservatives hardly matches Jesus’s command to “love your enemies” and to engage people with understanding and compassion, as in, “Father forgive them, they know not what they do” (Luke again).
I can’t imagine how any obviously committed person of the right could enlist, honestly, Jesus to his or her cause.
Indeed, what kind of cultish “Christianity” is this that can blatantly make a mockery of both the words and spirit of Jesus, and then call this the true “Christian religion” and mix it with the crassest Machiavellian politics and verbal slanders?
Oh, that’s the Republican Party circa 2010.