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Thread: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Jesus would have been a socialist.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Because what Christians do and what Jesus said are totally connected. Get a real argument.
    Glad to know they don't actually follow Christ. That clears things up...

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Likely...Jesus would be a very angry black man, tossing collection baskets at the banker/priests, and asking his dad if he can come home.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    he was noneof them and he was all of them,i think

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    I don't think Jesus would have been a libertarian. "There is no such thing as society, there are only individuals" -- that's the core assumption of libertarianism, and Jesus probably couldn't have disagreed more.

    So Jesus was in favor of a community where people help each other and forgive each other. Liberals want to use primarily the state to help people in need, conservatives primarily want private organisations, church communities and private philantropes to help those in need. In Jesus' times, that distinction did not exist yet. So you cannot tell which it is.

    At any rate, I imagine Jesus would be very upset about the vengeful way we treat criminals. There are law-and-order people who always think the punishment for a "monster" is still not harsh enough, wallowing in vengeful hatred, not wasting any thought for compassion and forgiveness. I don't think Jesus would have agreed with them.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    At any rate, I imagine Jesus would be very upset about the vengeful way we treat criminals. There are law-and-order people who always think the punishment for a "monster" is still not harsh enough, wallowing in vengeful hatred, not wasting any thought for compassion and forgiveness. I don't think Jesus would have agreed with them.
    I agree completely. The word "mercy" comes to mind.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Jesus would be an Independent and therefore wouldn't have a hope in hell of ever becoming president of the US. Unless of course he miracled his ass into the White House.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    In the Gospel it was pretty clear the Jesus wanted nothing to do with the politics of Judea or Rome.

    People wanted him to free them Rome, but it was pretty clear he had no interest in Earthly affairs of politics

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn View Post
    In the Gospel it was pretty clear the Jesus wanted nothing to do with the politics of Judea or Rome.

    People wanted him to free them Rome, but it was pretty clear he had no interest in Earthly affairs of politics
    Yeah, I don't think the question has to do with arguing over the debt ceiling or silly political matters such as that. But on issues of morality and ethics, you would think the Son of God would have opinions.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    Fixed...Living a communal life doesn't necessarily mean advocating a stateless, classless society.
    Actually, there are some accounts pointing to his being of an Essene community, and as far as can be estimated from historical records, the Essenes were pretty communistic in philosophy.
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