Monday, April 10, 2006

Jesus, The Bane Of Liberals

David Warren wrote an interesting piece about Palm Sunday. Reminding us that many liberals have coopted the Jesus they want to know, as Mr. Warren puts it,
"as some kind of fatuous pacifist preaching tolerance and multiculturalism."
Mr. Warren points out that in the Gospel of Matthew (10:34) states:
“Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword.”
In the Gospel of Luke (12:51) Jesus said,
“Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.”
On Palm Sunday when Jesus entered St. Stephen’s Gate, He immediately left for the Temple to admonish the peddlers. Mr. Warren goes on to state,
“This is the Christ that Western man (liberals) has deleted from his collective memory. The Christ who was not, incidentally, making some effete protest against the commercialization of religion. Rather, the one who, as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, and Amos before him, was denouncing the cult of animal sacrifice -- the reduction of religion to cheap acts of propitiation; the violence done to God.”

Jesus is about loving your fellow man. But that is not his complete image. Jesus rebukes idolatry, the very thing that liberals love. Worshiping material things.

Note: I added ‘(liberals)’ in above paragraph.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Liberals do not love material things. You don't know anything about who you are supposed to be against! I'm a liberal because I support freedom of the people and equal rights, I am against poverty and against pre-emptive war. So basically I don't agree with Bush. I grew up going to Catholic church and believe you should treat others as you would wish to be treated, even in politics. Jesus was for the poor people and against the rich or materialistic people. Avarice or greed is the root of all evil. To me consevatives like money more than liberals. Look at Bush and his oil war that is making his friends rich off oil contracts.

Tito said...

Anon,

If liberals are for freedom why is religious freedom being supressed in these United States? Why do they eliminate prayer in school? Why have they dropped Bible study from school?

No where in the constitution does it say 'seperation of Church and state'.

If there were equal rights our religious rights wouldn't be eliminated from our culture.

Equal rights means having the right to vote. It doesn't mean being able to molest a child, which is what predatory homosexual priests did abusing their authority.

Jesus was for the poor in spirit.

And you my son, seem to need a lot of Jesus.

Anonymous said...

If liberals are for freedom why is religious freedom being supressed in these United States? Why do they eliminate prayer in school? Why have they dropped Bible study from school?

Far from being supressed, the extreme religious Right is trying to impose their religion on the nation. Not everyone prays; why force prayer upon children at school? It may be disguised as a 'moment of silence' but that doesn't change what it is. Studying the Bible as a work of literature, or history, or philosophy is great; even studying the bible as a Christian book (when offered as an elective) is fine. But unless you're in a private school, you should not HAVE to study the Bible, Koran, Talmud, etc. as anything other than historical documents used by various religions to convey their belief system.

Tito said...

What you call 'impose' is incorrect. What happened was that an atheist 'imposed' their belief system on a clear Christian majority nation.

Remember the tyranny of the minority.

This country is still 86% Christian and to accomodate a few pagans and perverts for their system of beliefs is wrong and unconstitutional.

You seem to be a Cafeteria Christian, you pick and choose what you want to believe.

Jesus didn't preach half measures.

kennethk said...

Far from being supressed, the extreme religious Right is trying to impose their religion on the nation. Not everyone prays; why force prayer upon children at school?

I think it would be more accurate to say that the elements within society who appreciate the land and its traditions, and the traditions and customs of those who founded her, want to see those things preserved.

Your logic pretends at wisdom, but your last sentence would more accurately read thusly: "Not everyone prays; therefore, in schools, nobody should pray."

It may be disguised as a 'moment of silence' but that doesn't change what it is.

I don't think we should disguise it, but I don't think it should be banned either. For someone who so obviously demands freedom of choice, I think the best thing to do would be to recast it as a moment of reflection, and leave the subject of the reflection up to the student. Those who wish to pray will do so. Those who don't practice in a faith will be free to contemplate their navel, or the cute girl two seats in front of them, or ponder over some other issue.

Also...

Jesus was for the poor people and against the rich or materialistic people.

Not true - Jesus had followers who were poor, and followers who were wealthy. See Joseph of Arimathea for reference, or the positive depictions of wealthy landlords and estate owners in several of the parables. It is not wealth itself that Jesus opposes -- as liberals often assert when it suits their purposes to invoke the Lord -- but the mis-use of wealth. When wealth is used in right fashion, Jesus encourages this, and indeed recognizes that it is well that some disciples be "of means", for those to whom much is given are capable, then, of doing much more for others.

Tito said...

Amen KennethK.

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