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Thread: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    1) Jesus himself never said anything about homosexuality, at least according to the New Testament.

    2) Jesus existed 600 years before Islam came around.

    3) Jesus never really took up arms against anyone.

    So your accusations are completely baseless.
    He didn't have to take up arms - he just had to snap his fingers, man . . .
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    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Libbos would label him as a homophobe and an Islamophobe.

    Oh, and a warmonger, too.

    I doubt Jesus would use a term like
    'libbo"

    And BTW Jesus is in the Quran as well.

    Jesus in Islam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited by winston53660; 03-01-12 at 12:20 AM.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    To the bolded:
    You could to a certain extent, until taxation becomes a disincentive to produce. This is the inherent flaw with a communist or socialist-type system imo. It's human nature to want to keep what one achieves by one's own merits.
    Absolutely. When taxes are so excessive that no incentive is left, it's not just against the spirit of the matter, but even stupid. And the scripture says nothing against "moderate" accumulation of wealth.

    In fact, there are many quotes (which I don't find exactly at the moment) which say that wealth is nice and fine, as long as you don't forget the main focus should be on morals. And that envy is bad. So I guess it's not bad to make money, as long as you keep remembering you have a moral obligation towards those who have less.

    Shoghi Effendi (who followed Abdul-Baha as "guardian" of the Baha'i faith) said there are three major false gods that keep people away from true spirituality: Racism, Nationalism and Communism.

    Just to make this topic perfect.
    "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."

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post

    In fact, there are many quotes (which I don't find exactly at the moment) which say that wealth is nice and fine, as long as you don't forget the main focus should be on morals. And that envy is bad. So I guess it's not bad to make money, as long as you keep remembering you have a moral obligation towards those who have less.
    Well, unfortunately, I suppose the bolded cuts many Americans out.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Well, unfortunately, I suppose the bolded cuts many Americans out.
    Many people everywhere, I am afraid. And I am sure I could do more too, than I already do.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Whatever political affiliation He was, He probably wouldn't enjoy reading this thread.
    "There is an excellent correlation between giving society what it wants and making money, and almost no correlation between the desire to make money and how much money one makes." ~Dalio

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If anybody deserves to be stuck to a cross and crucified, it's Milton Freedman. That dirty bastard and the Chicago school of economics have been used to justify massacres across pretty much every continent.
    Wow, please tell me you have SOMETHING besides the tired, old Chile argument to back this up. When it comes to the justification for massacres in the 20th century, it's telling that you look to free-market capitalism first.
    "There is an excellent correlation between giving society what it wants and making money, and almost no correlation between the desire to make money and how much money one makes." ~Dalio

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    he'd definitely smoke weed.
    What if God smoked cannabis?

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    He's the most intelligent candidate in the race. I guess I don't judge him on the personal stuff.

    I don't condone it, I would never do it, but I respect him as a politician and a leader.
    Unfortunately...this comment seems to actually be true, though we would need to assume you refer to the Republican race.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    Wow, please tell me you have SOMETHING besides the tired, old Chile argument to back this up. When it comes to the justification for massacres in the 20th century, it's telling that you look to free-market capitalism first.
    Mercantilism... imperialism...... cap...it...alism?

    Could you explain whats wrong with his post?

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