Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Jesus preached "Repent (Change your ways)! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." (Matt 4:17} He taught that we will be judged worthy of heaven or hell based on how we treat the poor, thirsty, sick and imprisoned. (Matt. 25)
The greatest field of unrepentant sinners are Fundamentalist Christians who call evil "good" and good "evil." (Isa. 5:20) And the only hope of reaching some is to live the Golden Rule in front of them.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Southern Democrats, Southern Republicans, and Northern Republicans fought the Civil Rights Act, it passed because if Northern Democrats and a few Northern Republicans. Afterwards, Southern Democrats left the Democratic Party and, after briefly experimenting with their own party, (Dixiecrats) began showing up at Republican Party meetings en masse and took them over.
Nixon's "Southern Strategy" cemented the relationship between Southern racism and the Republican Party.
In its heyday, the KKK membership was predominately Southern Baptist who once were typically Southern Democrat but are now typically Republican.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
The dollar is backed by the "full faith" of the US govt. and is only as strong as our economy. Cutting taxes and assisting the poor puts money into the economy since the poor spend their money, cutting taxes on the rich cripples the economy because even the rich can only buy so much butter. Money does not trickle down, it flows upstream and when you cut taxes on the rich, you damn the flow.
As to helping the poor, the Old Testament makes the poor the responsibility of the govt and the individual while the New Testament makes the poor the responsibility of the Church and the individual. God allowed Israel to be destroyed and Judah to be taken captive to Babylon because of their treatment of the poor. And he will not spare America.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Paul said this because many in the church believed Jesus's return was eminent and had stopped working, depending on others to support them.
Paul did not write this to say to not feed those who are poor through no fault of their own who are willing to work in an economy where few jobs are available.
The Bible tells us that in the presence of two or three witnesses things are established, to build a doctrine on one verse that appears to contradict thousands of other verses is also in error.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
And everything in our possession was put there to advance the Kingdom of God by feeding the poor, healing the sick, etc. (Matt 25]. We are not American Citizens first, we are citizens of a Kingdom and serve as "Ambassadors" to the earthly kingdom we were born to. The response to taxes is, "Who's name is on the Dollar, give to the United States of America what belongs to the United States of America and give to God what belongs to God.
Capitalism, at least as it is currently practiced is the opposite of everything the Bible teaches. We have gone so far away from Christ's teaching in this country that we put money above human life.
We are a nation that serves Mammon dressed in a "White Jesus" Halloween costume and give our children to the NRA to be sacrificed to Moloch so gun manufacturers can earn more money. Indeed, we are a Kingdom of Antichrist by claiming to be Christian while doing the opposite of his teachings.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
While the terminology may be dated, it must be remembered that the Kingdom of God has an upside down hierarchy. The greatest are those who serve others today and those on the top of the heap today will be on the bottom in the coming kingdom. Today's poor await treasures in heaven while the earthly wealthy already have their reward.
And to me, a bit of poverty for the 70ish years one spends on earth is well worth the coming reward.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
If the people who metaphorically stand on street corners praying, "Thank God, I'm not a sinner like that man over there," started a church with the people ignoring the beam in their own eye to point out the splinter in another's, it would be called the Christian Right.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
As far as Republicans go, who knows what they worship? If the policies they support are a reflection of their faith, it sure as hell isn’t Christianity and it damn sure isn’t the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Republicans want America to be a Christian Nation that ignores Christ's teachings, which, by definition, would make it an Antichrist Nation.
Being a Christian has always been more than just believing the right things. It was about following a revolutionary Jesus who keeps overturning our social and economic assumptions and system: in order to make more room for the very ones we (religious and non-religious) try to distance ourselves from. If we continue to distance ourselves from the ones Jesus says are blessed (the poor) then we will be distanced from God's Kingdom because the kingdom is theirs.
Monday, April 8, 2013
There are two Great Commandments from which all others emanate; Love God and Love your neighbor.
Everything that is not motivated by love is sin. If you give a billion dollars to charity to get a tax deduction and recognition, you have sinned. If you give a quarter to a homeless man out of love, you have honored God, Who is love.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
I was sitting in school 5 miles away in Ravenna, Ohio while our government was murdering kids not much older than me at Kent State for having the audacity to protest our government's handling of the Vietnam war. Just a few years ago, our government was calling those who objected to President Bush's war in Iraq, "traitors."
I think Rand Paul is a fascist, Ayn Rand worshipping, Satanist piece of sweltering feces, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. In this case, he was right to be concerned about the use of drones against American citizens by their own govenment and he proved that we should reform the filibuster and return to the talking filibuster because it works.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Christian Right is partially correct, if the church was obeying Jesus instead of building elaborate churches and cathedrals, we wouldn't need the government to step in and help the poor, but a person of compassion is glad to see the poor get the help from anywhere while he does what he can and weeps for what the Church has become (Ezekiel 9).