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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sowing Confusion

So-called "liberals" like to think that they are better than everyone else--especially the nasty "conservatives"--that they have to twist the truth on the most basic of things.

CJ Werlman writes at Alter Net that conservatives are Biblically illiterate. To illustrate his point, he cites a statistic stating that 95% of American homes have a Bible, then other polls showing that Americans (including high school students) have a poor understanding of certain topics in the Bible. From this, he makes the logic defying leap that, ipso facto, conservatives don't know what is in the Bible. Yet another example of how so-called "liberals" couldn't produce a syllogism to save their miserable, puny lives.

Werlman goes on to argue that "[i]t’s almost absurd to speculate what Jesus’ positions would be on any single issue, given we know so little about who Jesus was." That doesn't stop Werlman, though. He writes:
The truth, whether Republicans like it or not, is not only that Jesus a meek and mild liberal Jew who spoke softly in parables and metaphors, but conservatives were the ones who had him killed. American conservatives, however, have morphed Jesus into a muscular masculine warrior, in much the same way the Nazis did, as a means of combating what they see as the modernization of society.
So suddenly we have leaped from "the right-wing" and "conservative" to the Republican party, which contains the likes of John McCain. And this is a great one: "Jesus [was] a meek and mild liberal Jew...." Well, he wasn't "liberal" in the modern sense of the word, which is used to describe statist socialists and tyrants. Given the changes in political philosophy over the intervening centuries, it is shear stupidity to attempt to cast Jesus into any current political climate. However, we can look at some of his characteristics, traits and teachings:

He hated corruption and hypocrisy--this is the same person that overthrew the money-changers tables in the temple, driving the money-changers out with a whip, and was pointing out the hypocrisy of the various religious groups. The Tea-Party was formed to fight corruption and hypocrisy in our government and its officials.

He honored and taught charity, but only when given from a sense of love, and not to gain the favor of others. He noted that those who gave publicly where rewarded publicly, while those that gave privately were rewarded by God. Statistics show conservatives give more often and more generously to charities than "liberals."

Christ taught that the two great commandments were to love God with all your heart, might, mind and strength; and to love your neighbor as yourself. "Liberals" slight and dishonor God at every chance. Obama has been the most divisive president within memory. "Liberals" constantly mock and put down "conservatives" and those in the Tea Party, even using sexually crude terms to describe members of the Tea Party. Liberals persecute Christians for expressing their beliefs. Liberals relish in tyranny and persecution, whether it was the Nazi party, the KKK, or the Bilderberg group.

Christ hated sin, but was willing to forgive the sinner. For instance, when he saved a prostitute from being stoned, he did not praise her for her brave choice of careers, or exhibiting her sexual freedom, but told her to go and sin no more. He constantly warned of those that would preach "eat, drink and be merry" and that it was okay to commit a little sin. He taught that there would be many that would cry "Lord, lord," that would be rejected. Liberals extol sin and perversion as something to be looked up to and experienced as part of a full life.

Christ taught love toward the little children, and that such are of the kingdom of heaven. "Liberals" teach that it is okay to kill unborn children. Liberals also have fewer children than those of strong religious faiths. San Francisco, probably one of the most liberal cities in the world, is quickly becoming devoid of children.

Christ taught he was the son of God. "Liberals" deny his divinity.

Werlman also describes Christ  as a "brown-skinned liberal Jew, who gave away free healthcare and was pro-redistributing wealth." Actually, no-where does Christ give away free healthcare. He performed miracles of healing, but we read nothing of Luke, for instance, being told to provide healthcare for free. In fact, in the parable of the Good Samaritan, the Samaritan paid for the injured man's health care--he didn't expect the tavern owner to provide it for free. Also, Christ was "pro-redistributing wealth" through voluntary acts of charity. When the rich young man came to Christ, and Christ told him to sell all he had and give to the poor, Christ let the man leave sorrowing--He didn't hold a sword to the man's neck and demand that he give over a portion of his wealth to the poor.

Whether they know what the Bible says, liberals do not understand what it says, and they certainly don't believe it. I don't know what modern political grouping or class Christ would identify with, if any,  but I know he wouldn't be a "liberal."

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