What Fox News and Right Wing organizations do is not Christian, it's anti-christian.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
The entire raison d'exister of the Republican Party, and by extension, the Christian Right (since the Christian Right is the GOP), is to block any and all progress and return America to the pre Civil Rights era.
When Republicans, which is now a regional party representing mainly the South say, "We want our country back," one suspects that the country they are referring to is the Confederate States of America.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Buzzard's don't do that," said a second.
"I read it in Wikipedia."
Friday, October 23, 2009
The lady asked, "What does the chaplain do? Does he pray for the House and Senate?"
The guide answered, "No, he gets up, takes one look at the Congress, then prays for the country!"
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
The real benefit of hate crimes legislation is it allows Federal prosecutors to step in if local juries are biased - like in the South where, in the past, it was a rare for a white man to be punished for killing a black person, or in cases where the jury's verdict is tainted by anti-gay prejudice.
The Right's objection to hate crimes legislation should be obvious - most hate crimes are committed by people on the Right, i.e. white supremacists, etc.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
"Buddy, if I could work on cars like that, I don't reckon I'd be here.
The Christian Ideal is the opposite of the Secular Ideal (and, obviously, the Christian Right)- Christianity calls for elevating the poor and oppressed and lowering the rich and famous.
Jesus stated that it's practically impossible (easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle) for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Paul forbade giving special treatment to wealthy members of the church - and yet, that's exactly what many churches do.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Eventually, the Christian Right threw in their lot with the Republican Party and pretty much took it over. The problem is, by doing so they turned their back on God and began to trust in politics. Instead of "go ye therefore," they went to the polls. Instead of bringing a heart-changing message, they brought lobbyists to change laws.
As to Socialism, Communism, etc., God could care less (except we are to obey the government of wherever we find ourselves) - He didn't want a king in Israel either. Christianity is a Kingdom. Biblically, Christians are only nominally citizens of the countries they were born to and, rather, citizens of a higher Government.
The concept of a "Christian Nation" as a physical nation is an oxymoron. Regardless of what the Founders of America may or may not have intended. America is not a Christian Nation. It can't be. Jesus said, "My Kingdom is not of this world." A Christian must "turn the other cheek," forgive his enemies, not return anger for anger, etc., and an earthly nation cannot do that and survive.
As to Left or Right, if you read the Bible and pay attention to what Jesus said, He was very Liberal: Heal the sick, feed the poor, render to Caesar what is Caesar's (pay your taxes). The Bible requires fair wages, and business regulation (honest weights & measures). The early Church itself was Socialist: they sold all they had and everyone was given what they needed because they believed that what they had wasn't theirs, but God's and they, themselves, were not free but God's "personal property" (translated "peculiar people" in the King James.
The Christian Right, is, essentially, a reinterpretation of Christianity to accommodate American materialism - just as the Southern Baptist Church was founded to accommodate slavery. And, in that sense, it is heretical. The Left is not innocent - all too often we trust in government instead of God in different areas than does the Right, but God gets second place either way.