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Christianity Thomas on 19 May 2010 12:28 am

Two accurate perspectives on Christianity that Christians will completely ignore

How Do Christians Become Conservative?

What there is: quote after quote about compassion for the poor. In Jesus’ very first sermon of his ministry, the place where he launched his public career, he stated the reason he had come: to bring good news to the poor, liberty to the captives, to help the oppressed go free, and that he was here to proclaim a year of favor from the Lord — which in Jewish tradition meant the year that poor debtors were forgiven their debts to bankers and the wealthy. In Luke 6, Jesus says the poor and hungry will be blessed, and the rich will be cursed. He urges his followers to sell all their possessions and give them to the poor. The one time he really focuses on God’s judgment and who goes to heaven is in Matthew 25, where he says those who go to heaven will be those who fed the hungry, clothed the naked, visited those in prison, gave shelter to the hungry, and welcomed the stranger — and those who don’t make it were the ones who refused to help the poor and oppressed.

The best thing I’ve read all year

The deep-thinking author of a letter to the April 12 Valley News who lectures about homosexual sin and tells us about “those of us who have been blessed with the benefits of a religious upbringing” asks: “What ever happened to the idea of striving . . . to be better human beings than we are?”

Indeed, sir, what ever happened to that?

5 Responses to “Two accurate perspectives on Christianity that Christians will completely ignore”

  1. on 20 May 2010 at 6:32 am 1.No where else to ask said …

    Have you ever tried that heal the amputees experiment? Until you have I don’t think it’s prudent of you to say it won’t work. And since you don’t believe anyhow that would be rather hypocritical of you, so your experiment would be flawed from the start.

    Count it – 3 points from way behind the arc.

  2. on 20 May 2010 at 11:22 am 2.Severin said …

    1. Nowhere else to ask
    “Have you ever tried that heal the amputees experiment?”

    Why should we? No one here ever claimed to be able to heal amputees.
    It was god (Jesus) who made a lot of empty promises to people, but never granted anything.

  3. on 20 May 2010 at 1:28 pm 3.Rostam said …

    Well, I looked up the article and of course the guys is a far left liberal. These are the guys that believe the government now takes on the role of Jesus. Ridiculous theories of this sort. What he fails to mention is that Jesus never commanded the government to take the money from the rich to start new social programs. He commanded individuals, but we don’t want to muddy max’s tirade with facts.

    It is convenient how max wants the government to suddenly incorporate religion when it suits his agenda. Isn’t that what Jesus called a hypocrite?

    On final point. Jesus never commanded all Christians to sell all their possessions and follow Him. He commanded a rich young ruler who claimed he had kept the commandments to sell all he had and follow Christ. This was Christ’s method of showing he had not kept the commandments. More facts to muddy max’s agenda.

    This is what happens when those who grab a few verses here and there to prop up their agenda misuse Scripture to support up a strawman ideology. Nothing new, same old and tired arguments.

  4. on 29 Nov 2010 at 10:44 pm 4.MYSELF said …

    From what Severin said he makes God sound like a politician…hmm… EUREKA!! God IS a politician! And in terms of the same old tired arguments…why does the same video appear a good few times?

  5. on 30 Aug 2017 at 9:48 pm 5.BrettTag said …

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