Jesus may have been to the left on economic policy, but on social and military policy? Sorry, but Jesus was no pro-gay, religiously tolerant peacenik. Have we forgotten that there’s only one Christian god, and Jesus is the God of the Old Testament? When we promote the Sandaled One’s words, we promote genocide, torture, slavery and rape and religious intolerance. Just a few verses after the lefty favorite, “Blessed are the meek,” Jesus reiterates his support for the Old Testament, including his dad’s approval of genocide, slavery, rape and gay-stoning. Let the man-god himself remind you:
- I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! [Luke 12:49]
- …for these are days of vengeance, to fulfil all that is written. Alas for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days! For great distress shall be upon the earth and wrath upon this people. [Luke 21:22-23]
- Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven… [Matthew 5:17-19]
Upset with right-wing anti-Muslim bigotry? Tweeting how Jesus said we should be kind to strangers? Inviting people to follow Jesus’ lead in respect for nonChristians? Jesus? Come now…
Read the rest at Patheos.