View Poll Results: Which of these political leans would Jesus be?

Voters
123. You may not vote on this poll
  • Liberal

    58 47.15%
  • Conservative

    14 11.38%
  • Moderate

    10 8.13%
  • Potato

    41 33.33%
Page 13 of 57 FirstFirst ... 3111213141523 ... LastLast
Results 121 to 130 of 562

Thread: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

  1. #121
    Disappointed Evolutionist
    Catawba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Seen
    05-28-13 @ 08:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    27,254

    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    He supported charity, he didn't oppose wealth. He opposed wealth polluting the heart and people making money through selfish/unethical means. Many of the wealthy members of the early church had meetings in their homes and utilized their larger homes for this purpose.
    English Standard Version:

    "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God."
    Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb

  2. #122
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Penn's Woods
    Last Seen
    09-01-12 @ 09:09 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    2,984

    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    English Standard Version:

    "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God."
    King James Bible:

    "Thou shalt not steal."

  3. #123
    Educator Black_Zawisza's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    United States
    Last Seen
    12-20-13 @ 04:15 AM
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    604

    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    English Standard Version:

    "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God."
    I don't disagree with that statement at all, despite being a libertarian. It's just that I view this life as a prerequisite morality test for the next, and accordingly that people should be able to exercise their free will to the fullest and do whatever they like as long as it doesn't harm others (according to the libertarian definition of aggression), no matter how immoral it is. The catch is that one is accountable for one's mortal actions in the next life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    King James Bible:


    "Thou shalt not steal."
    Also, this.

  4. #124
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    07-19-17 @ 03:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    60,458

    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." -
    Ghandi.....
    That was my point more or less. I don't think Jesus would be proud or be in support of what Christians do. Sure there is exceptions but to the large part I find Christians to be in very much opposition to the teachings of Jesus.

    There is, of course, some connection......
    HCC = Holy Catholic Church
    Jesus was smart enough to favor a separation of church and state.
    This "HCC" should appreciated this.
    I don't see any evidence he supported the state at all to be perfectly honest. Sure he has plenty of statements on how you should treat your fellow man but not many favorable comments on the state.

    Your opinion......, I feel that it did have implications (separation of church and state).... Try to prove that Jesus knew nothing about money....this cannot be done either way...
    You are obviously not a Christian, Henrin
    Well first, I changed my opinion on further inspection in an edit in a later post. After some thought I'm not sure that it was he didn't understand money but that he simply didn't accept it. That it was about your faith and god, not money. Of course, that is not to say he simply could not have understood it, but I feel the former is more probable the later upon thinking about it further.

    Oh and I'm not a Christian or even religious. That is not to say I'm an atheist as I find those people are making the same mistake.

    Still, I'm not sure that Jesus would approve of the idea of organized religion let alone how it has been practiced.
    Last edited by Henrin; 02-29-12 at 09:35 PM.

  5. #125
    Disappointed Evolutionist
    Catawba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Seen
    05-28-13 @ 08:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    27,254

    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    King James Bible:

    "Thou shalt not steal."
    Exactly!.........
    Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb

  6. #126
    Educator Black_Zawisza's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    United States
    Last Seen
    12-20-13 @ 04:15 AM
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    604

    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Exactly!.........
    You've lost me.

  7. #127
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:43 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,606

    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    He'd be leaving Chicago



  8. #128
    Sage
    German guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Last Seen
    08-24-17 @ 06:57 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    5,187

    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Zawisza View Post
    You've lost me.
    Maybe we just have to define what "theft" is. Some say taxes are theft, although you get something in return. Others say "possession is theft" or "ownership is theft".
    "Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."

  9. #129
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    Maybe we just have to define what "theft" is. Some say taxes are theft, although you get something in return. Others say "possession is theft" or "ownership is theft".
    Exactly. Some on the far left also see the capitalist system as inherently exploitative and a form of theft (according to Marx's labor theory of value). There's no universal definition of what theft is - same with phrases like "rightfully earned" or "rightfully deserved."
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

  10. #130
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Where they have FOX on in bars and restaurants
    Last Seen
    09-14-14 @ 02:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    14,700

    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    I don't think Jesus would even vote much less be affiliated with a political party.

Page 13 of 57 FirstFirst ... 3111213141523 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •