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Thread: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I don't know...what do you think

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    This is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about. Excellent example.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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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.
    as Lincoln said: the question is not whether He is on our side, but whether we are on His.




    but yeah, the notion that God is really a late-20th-early-21st-century idealogue is.... humerous.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    If Christ returned he would wage a Jihad on the west.

    pretty simple guess.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    If Christ returned he would wage a Jihad on the west.

    pretty simple guess.
    Nah, he and Shiva would have a tryst and go on a cruise with water slide and gamble.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Nah, he and Shiva would have a tryst and go on a cruise with water slide and gamble.
    Ehh he'd prolly be busted in a Synagogue for being too much of a peacenik in Israel.

    But if he wasn't he'd certainly go on a cruise.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    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.
    First... my original post stated the Christ was not concerned with mortal politics. However, Christ also taught us how to live and what values to have. Christians "follow" Christ. We strive to adhere to his teachings on righteous living. If you do so, your political philosophy will be consistent with your Christian theology, thus the debate about which party is better aligned with the teachings of Christ is not a dumb question, it is one of the most important questions for each individual in a democracy.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    as Lincoln said: the question is not whether He is on our side, but whether we are on His.
    Exactly. I am not saying God or Christ favor a political philosophy. On the contrary, Christians, as individuals, should be choosing a political philosophy that is most closely aligned with the Christ's teachings of righteous living... and demanding that party conforms in areas where it isn't aligned.
    Last edited by upsideguy; 03-23-12 at 01:03 AM.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    He would probably be an anarchist and let free will decide decide humanity's fate.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    First... my original post stated the Christ was not concerned with mortal politics. However, Christ also taught us how to live and what values to have. Christians "follow" Christ. We strive to adhere to his teachings on righteous living. If you do so, your political philosophy will be consistent with your Christian theology, thus the debate about which party is better aligned with the teachings of Christ is not a dumb question, it is one of the most important questions for each individual in a democracy.
    No for the points I already pointed out it is very stupid.

    Conservative: anti gay marriage: Hell that falls right in with what the Bible teaches. Liberal: Charity for the poor: that fits right in with Christs teachings.

    Neither follows what Jesus preached most: Love thy neighbor.

    So again I will have to disagree, it's very silly in my opinion. Almost any political philosophy can fit in with Christianity because it is NOT political. Hell, Hitler and Torquemada used Christianity for their own ends. So it can fit that as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I am not saying God or Christ favor a political philosophy. On the contrary, Christians, as individuals, should be choosing a political philosophy that is most closely aligned with the Christ's teachings of righteous living... and demanding that party conforms in areas where it isn't aligned.
    Please point out which you think is closer, and I will point out how that is garbage.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    I don't think Jesus would be apolitical, considering that he taught a comprehensive moral philosophy which would definitely have a bearing on his views of political justice, government, etc. Of course, giving him a 20th-21st century political philosophy is absolutely insane.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Imho, I doubt Jesus would be a worldy secular, doing whatever He carnally wants, for pleasure.

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