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Thread: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    If Jesus Christ were alive today, would he be a liberal, conservative, or something else? Why?
    We had a thread on this several years ago. Jesus Christ was the first communist.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Jesus was a liberal of his time he opposed the Jewish prophecies that if you didn't follow the rules you'll go to hell. I think today, if he had to pick sides he would be a conservative. I believe this because he is against abortion, gay marriage, and contaceptives.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mangoman View Post
    Jesus was a liberal of his time he opposed the Jewish prophecies that if you didn't follow the rules you'll go to hell. I think today, if he had to pick sides he would be a conservative. I believe this because he is against abortion, gay marriage, and contaceptives.
    Where did Jesus ever say He was against any of those things?

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mangoman View Post
    Jesus was a liberal of his time he opposed the Jewish prophecies that if you didn't follow the rules you'll go to hell. I think today, if he had to pick sides he would be a conservative. I believe this because he is against abortion, gay marriage, and contaceptives.
    According to scripture Jesus is not against contraceptives, that is a Catholic thing with no biblical precedent. Abortion is a toss up because some consider abortion murder and some don't. He stated matter of factly marriage is between one man and one woman.

    Jesus was not a liberal in his time, he was a radical or revolutionary but not liberal. He was not concerned with government or politics at all, he was concerned with spiritual salvation. Today left wing people would call him Nazi or homophobe for his stance on marriage, and conservatives would call him socialist for his views on wealth and poverty. In the end he would be an independent, lol.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Christ was not at all concerned with the petty politics of mortals. In fact, to a great extent he was rejected by his fellow Jews because he was not the earthly king (who would lead a revolt against Rome) that they were expecting, So the correct answer to this is "none of the above".

    That said, what is truly fascinating by the question, or more specifically the results, is the people on this board overwhelming think of Christ as a liberal. Now, if you polled "Are you a liberal or conservative, you would get an even split AND if you polled how many here think they are Christians, you would find 80% that say that. So, the illogic here is that if Christians are followers of Christ and most people see Christ as a liberal, shouldn't Christians tend toward being liberal? Or, is the conservative philosophy contrary to the teachings of Christ and if so, then isn't being conservative meaning you are taking your personal interests and beliefs over the teachings of Christ and therefore such people are not really Christians? (Only drawing logical questions from the result; not questioning anyone's relationship with Christ)
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Christ was not at all concerned with the petty politics of mortals. In fact, to a great extent he was rejected by his fellow Jews because he was not the earthly king (who would lead a revolt against Rome) that they were expecting, So the correct answer to this is "none of the above".

    That said, what is truly fascinating by the question, or more specifically the results, is the people on this board overwhelming think of Christ as a liberal. Now, if you polled "Are you a liberal or conservative, you would get an even split AND if you polled how many here think they are Christians, you would find 80% that say that. So, the illogic here is that if Christians are followers of Christ and most people see Christ as a liberal, shouldn't Christians tend toward being liberal? Or, is the conservative philosophy contrary to the teachings of Christ and if so, then isn't being conservative meaning you are taking your personal interests and beliefs over the teachings of Christ and therefore such people are not really Christians? (Only drawing logical questions from the result; not questioning anyone's relationship with Christ)
    The problem is the results are not accurate. I would be willing to lay money down that the majority of the "liberal" votes are indeed by liberal's, and independent in name only. Now most (much like myself) conservatives did not vote because or the shear stupidity of the question. Ranking right up there with "well what would Jesus do?"
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    The problem is the results are not accurate. I would be willing to lay money down that the majority of the "liberal" votes are indeed by liberal's, and independent in name only. Now most (much like myself) conservatives did not vote because or the shear stupidity of the question. Ranking right up there with "well what would Jesus do?"
    There is probably some truth with that.... I am assuming a normal distribution of DP posters. Of course, assumption is the root of most error.

    While the specific question is a bit off target, the notion of whether a political philosophy is more aligned the the TEACHINGS of Christ is a very intelligent question.... and for a Christian, one of the most relevant that can be asked.
    Last edited by upsideguy; 03-22-12 at 03:39 PM.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    The problem is the results are not accurate. I would be willing to lay money down that the majority of the "liberal" votes are indeed by liberal's, and independent in name only. Now most (much like myself) conservatives did not vote because or the shear stupidity of the question. Ranking right up there with "well what would Jesus do?"
    Its probably more a matter of vote rigging.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    I don't know...what do you think

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    There is probably some truth with that.... I am assuming a normal distribution of DP posters. Of course, assumption is the root of most error.

    While the specific question is a bit off target, the notion of whether a political philosophy is more aligned the the TEACHINGS of Christ is a very intelligent question.... and for a Christian, one of the most relevant that can be asked.
    Jesus was not about politics, he was about spiritual salvation. Jesus never got into Roman politics, ever. So no, it is a dumb question as no political philosophy aligns in any way with what Jesus taught.

    So I will agree to disagree.
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