The way he lived his life, and his teachings were most definitely liberal. He was a defender of the poor, the weak, the downtrodden. He was a critic of the rich, powerful, corrupt leaders and politicians that abuse their powers like today's Big Business and Republicans. He taught us to "love thy neighbor", his basic teachings were of Peace, Brotherhood, Compassion, and Love. He even had long hair, a beard and sandals! I'm proud to be a peace-loving Liberal Christian that follows the teachings and the ways of Jesus. How can anyone who claims to know and believe the Gospels not know that Jesus was a Liberal if ever there was one, a lover & defender of the downtrodden, and a critic of the rich & powerful; which is precisely why the ultra-Conservative Religious Leaders of his day had him killed. Although he was extremely kind to the common man and woman, Jesus was extremely demanding of those who had an abundance or either riches or power, whether political or religious. John 8: 2--11... Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them, they said to him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground. When they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the elders; and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus straightened up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" She said, "No one, sir." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again." First, if there's one behavior that Jesus couldn't abide, it was sinners playing down their own sins while playing up someone else's. In this instance, the sin of one party (the adulteress) was being used by a second party to bring harm on a guilt-free third party (Jesus himself). Then, there's a point so obvious that Jesus may not have felt it even necessary to emphasize. But, as the father of seven daughters, I wish Jesus had asked these sanctimonious male accusers explicitly, "Was this woman alone at the time of this adultery?" Luke 18 : 9-14 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were were righteous and regarded others with contempt: "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.' But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted." How similar this Pharisee is to all these "Religious Right" types who think they are God's gift to mankind and imagine they know what is wrong with everyone but themselves! And how similar the lowly "tax collector" is to so many "Liberals", who may not be saints, but don't claim to be either. How refreshing it will be on the day when God chooses those on the left to be with him in paradise, despite all you conservatives out there who feel Liberals are the anti-christ. Well? Let the assualt begin.