Would Christ Fight The Christmas War?

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    Guest Voices: Would Jesus fight in the Christmas Wars? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com

    This is not the entire article; please read the whole thing. I must say, I think the author is dead on.

    Your thoughts?
     
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    No.
     
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    According to the right on here he would have whipped the poor people for being "lazy" and praised the moneychangers
     
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    There have been some very angry threads directed at the poor, unemployed, etc. of late. That's certainly true. Dunno if the writers were self-described christians or not.....but there is a resurgence of the Religious Right in this country and in the main, they also seem antagonistic to the disadvantaged and worshipful of the rich.

    Hardly "christian" values.
     
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    If one has to be poor, the USA is one of the best places to be poor. Fucking Judeo-Christian values.

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    Jesus fought the passover war, and lost. Pharisees 1, Jesus 0.
     
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    Jesus was a man of the people and NOT a defender of the wealthy as better people because they had the money and power.
     
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    They are Christians on social values but anti-Christian on economic values. That is the political aspect of the religious right. Yet I see a lot of giving in my hometown by the churches; food, clothing and other help to the needy. People give up part of their holidays to help the disadvantaged around here and even in these down times they are still giving. Of course I live in west central Indiana so I do not know how it is in Cleveland or other cities.
     
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    You know it's funny. you guys specifically say you dont want us to legislate our religion and then complain when we dont.

    Problem is Christianity and Christ never argued for government programs. He didn't advocate governments take money from people to give to others. He wanted individuals to come to Him and choose of their own free will what to do with what the Lord has blessed them with. With their time, talents, wealth etc

    The Savior doesn't advocate Robbery. Even the legalized kind through taxation. He advocates us taking up our cross and being our own stewards in consultation with the Lord.

    It's not just the ends. It's the means that are important.

    I would suggest that the author and anyone who agrees with him actually turn to the Savior and get to know Him. They will understand how He thinks much better..
     
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    Describing taxation as "robbery" sort of assumes the reply, Avatar. I can see your point about keeping religion out of politics, but what sort of christianity is it that makes an idol of the rich and insults the poor?

    BTW, christianity is hardly the only religion that urges its adherents to tend to the poor. I should think they all do, more or less.

     

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