It’s a funny thing, liberals and Jesus.
On the one hand, they loudly and shrilly denounce conservatives from talking about religion and most certainly for actually trying to make their religion part of public policy in any way, shape or form.
“How DARE you?!?!” they declare with über self-righteous indignation and moral outrage. “The separation of church and state is the foundation of our democracy!!!”
Only that’s an outright lie, or course, as is easily proven by reading the words of our founding fathers – including our very greatest founding father who was the father of our country:
What are the foundations of America? After 45 years of public service, George Washington, our greatest patriot and the father of our country, gives his farewell address. He says, ‘We need to remember what brought us here. We need to remember what made us different from all the other nations across Europe and the rest of the world. We have to remember what our foundations are.’ It was the road map, showing us how we’d become what we were, and how to preserve it. It has long been considered the most important address ever given by any US president. President Lincoln set aside an entire day for the entire Union Army and had them read and understand it. Woodrow Wilson did the same during WWI. But we haven’t studied it in schools for over 45 years, so your lack of understanding is understandable. Washington said:
“Of all the habits and dispositions which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.” — George Washington, Farewell Address
If you want your politics to prosper, the two things you will not separate will be religion and morality. If you want your government to work well, if you want American exceptionalism, if you want the government to do right, if you want all this, then you won’t separate religion and morality from political life. And America’s greatest patriot gave a litmus test for patriotism. He says in the very next sentence (immediately continuing from the quote above):
“In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars.” — George Washington
Washington says, Anyone who would try to remove religion and morality from public life, I won’t allow them to call themselves a patriot. Because they are trying to destroy the country.
I have a lengthy volume of quotes in the article I link to above proving that “separation of church and state” was not a value our founding fathers cherished. What modern progressive liberals wanted is most clearly seen in the near-contemporaneous events of a very different worldview that emerged in the French Revolution and ended in “the Reign of Terror” as a truly ugly and tragic spirit of atheism became a toxic, murderous cancer across France.
But what is most interesting about liberals isn’t merely their hatred of the morality of religion and their determination to suppress and exterminate religion by essentially banning it from government and from culture.
It is the amazing hypocrisy that they immediately show when they believe they can twist, pervert, distort religion to their side.
As an example, let’s consider what liberals – and I mean the liberals who are most toxic in their rants against the “Christian right” – are doing to subvert Jesus into their political ideology.
I came across on the editorial page of the überleftist Los Angeles Times a cartoon by the liberal cartoonist Jimmy Margurilis one such example:
Well, I suppose I’d like to ask Jimmy Margulies – since the opinion of Jesus is clearly so important to him – who Jesus would TAX? Who would Jesus regulate? Who would Jesus oppress with government bureaucracy? Who would Jesus, for that matter, sentence to prison on Margulies’ deeply flawed understanding? If Jesus wouldn’t deport anyone, He wouldn’t imprison anyone either, would He? He’d just forgive them and let them go scott free to torture and rape and murder and oppress the rest of us. That’s the Jesus the left loves: the benign Jesus who morally stood for NOTHING but “tolerance.”
“Revised Tea Party Gospel: ‘Suffer the little children come unto me. Unless they’re undocumented kids from Central America,'” tweeted King Tuesday before adding: “Much easier to be a Christian when the little children aren’t in your back yard, isn’t it?” — Stephen King
It turns out that Christian groups – the very people Stephen King is most demonizing – are doing by far and away the MOST work to help these people who are flooding across the border. And they rightly asked the secular humanist progressive liberal turd, “What are YOU doing to help these people???”
But here Stephen King is quoting the Bible for us, quoting the Jesus who said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. NO MAN comes to the Father except through ME.” The same Jesus also said, “I did not come to abolish the Law, but to fulfill it.” In fact, Jesus said, “not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” And oops, Stephen, that includes the parts about homosexuality being an abomination and a detestable act and the like. And oops, that includes abortion and the systematic murder of more babies than the total number of dead – civilian and military alike on both sides alike – of the bloodiest and most murderous war in the history of the human race.
Liberals believe in the separation of church and state. Oh, until it suits their purpose NOT to believe in the separation of church and state. To put it more accurately, liberals believe in the separation of church and state for Republicans and conservatives.
See, I could actually LIVE in a world where Jesus was taken seriously and obeyed. It’s LIBERALS who would be violently revolting. Because liberals are people who are so toxic to Jesus that they literally put Him in a jar of urine and funded it as “art.”
I ask you, liberal, to produce for me ONE Bible verse that says it is secular government – and not the church’s and not God’s people’s – role to provide welfare. I’m just going to state it categorically until you do, that your worldview is found NOWHERE in the Bible.
When the disciples came to Jesus because there was a crowd of 5,000 men (probably a good 15,000 people) who had nothing to eat, do you know what Jesus did NOT tell them to do? He didn’t tell them to go to King Herod or to Governor Pilate for a government welfare program to feed the poor. He said YOU feed them. And after a little humming and hawing the disciples finally did the right thing: they did their best to put some food together and came to Jesus and asked HIM to bless it.
In 1 Samuel chapter 8, we find that the people, in wanting to be like all the other nations with a human king and a human big government, were rejecting GOD. If you don’t believe me, why don’t you read 1 Samuel 8:7 for yourself? And God warns the people, saying over and over again, when you have your big government king, HE WILL TAKE… HE WILL APPOINT FOR HIMSELF… HE WILL TAKE… HE WILL TAKE… (and redistribute them to his cronies according to 1 Samuel 8:14). HE WILL TAKE (and redistribute them to his cronies according to 1 Samuel 8:15). HE WILL TAKE (and exploit what he takes for his political and ideological projects according to 1 Samuel 8:16). HE WILL TAKE … and you will become HIS servants.
And God will not answer you because you made GOVERNMENT your God and your master.
And that is exactly what liberals have done and exactly what liberals want.
Unless, that is, in their twisted and perverted way, they think they can twist and pervert Jesus into their socialist elf.
It’s actually true that the Bible tells us not to harm the sojourner in your land.
But let’s see if that’s an all-encompassing and all-inclusive edict that should apply to illegal immigrants who break our laws to enter our country and consume our resources like locusts when they arrive. Let’s see what God had to say to Israel about how to treat the Jebusite, the Hittite, the Canaanite, the Philistine, etc:
“Only in the cities of these peoples that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not leave alive anything that breathes. But you shall utterly destroy them, the Hittite and the Amorite, the Canaanite and the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that they may not teach you to do according to all their detestable things which they have done for their gods, so that you would sin against the LORD your God. — Deuteronomy 20:16-18
I wonder if liberals are going to quote that passage to me when it comes with how to deal with illegal immigrants???
Oh, wait, I DON’T wonder. Because liberals are the worst kind of self-serving, dishonest HYPOCRITES who despise the Bible in any kind of actual, legitimate CONTEXT.
I state for the factual record that there are a lot more verses like that one regarding “immigrants” in the Bible than there are the kind the liberals cite as categorical commands to allow illegal immigrants to come in and take over our country as Democrats exploit them to “fundamentally transform” America.
“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”
But I’m sure that leftist propagandist Jimmy Margulies would fully agree that Jesus would instruct His followers to “punish your enemies.” And of course Jesus would use the IRS as a political weapon to harass, intimidate, dismantle and persecute – and yes, “punish” – His political opponents, wouldn’t He???
Let me assure you of something: if Hispanic illegal immigrants voted Republican, you would see the rabid, poison-dripping FANGS of Democrats come out in a spirit of rage and hate unlike nothing you’ve ever seen on the faces of Republicans as they went completely poop-flinging nuts over the invasion of our border.
I attend a church that has an English and Hispanic congregation. And I regularly take part in ministry to Hispanics, quite a few of which are here illegally. As a true Christian, I DON’T hate illegal immigrants. I realize as a moral human being that if I were a poor Mexican or Central American living in a completely failed state the way these people are, I would come to America too – either legally or illegally. I recognize that for many illegal immigrants, work is a good thing that they are grateful for. And that they send a lot of the money they earn home to their families. These are virtuous things. What I rabidly despise is a cynical and dishonest liberal ideology that wants to politically benefit from these poor people’s misery and ignorance. I blame the left for its hostility to America as they seek to cynically grab further political advantages by exploiting these people. Liberals are like drunken braggarts in a bar, buying drinks for everyone in order to be popular and then refusing to pay the tab when the bill comes. America cannot afford to continue living so wildly and wickedly beyond our means. We are going to completely economically and socially collapse because of the vile wickedness of Democrats. And then you will see suffering as you have never seen before – suffering that Democrats forced upon the America that they destroyed.
I believe, therefore, that we ought to treat the illegal immigrants who are coming here as human beings. And that we should protect our nation, protect our borders, protect our culture, protect our way of life by controlling our borders and enforcing our laws.
And, like the Christians that Stephen King demonizes, I’ve actually put both my time and my money where my mouth is.
Liberals don’t want to follow God or His ways. They HATE and DESPISE God and His ways. Instead, they want to REPLACE God with their human government and they want to replace God’s ways with the ways of “political correctness” that they can shape and distort and control by first banning God from our discourse and then replacing God’s ways with their ways in the vacuum that they created with their “separation of church and state.”
If you actually follow Jesus and His Word and regard both as your moral authority, fine, you go ahead and quote Jesus and quote the Bible. But when I know and YOU know that you really despise both Jesus and the Word of God, THEN DON’T YOU DARE DISHONOR CHRIST BY SUBVERTING HIS TEACHING WITH YOUR WICKED IDEOLOGY THAT IN EVERY WAY, SHAPE AND FORM ABANDONS HIM.
I tell you what, liberal. Since what you really want is more big government, instead of quoting the Jesus whom you clearly don’t follow, why don’t you quote the sources that actually represent your real belief system? Quote me fellow adherents and proponents of your monster-sized (and frankly monstrous) government system. Quote me Chairman Mao, quote me Joseph Stalin, quote me Adolf Hitler, quote me Kim Jong-Il on illegal immigration. But, oh, that’s right: these people EXTERMINATED immigrants they didn’t like. You’d be completely and utterly long, but at least you’d have the virtue of integrity.
But instead what you do is falsely masquerade behind an artificial Jesus when we both damn well know you don’t follow Jesus and never will. There’d be nearly 57 million more babies born to grow up and come to the feet of Jesus if you believed Him, just for starters.
What liberals really want isn’t Christ, but the Antichrist. They want the ultimate big government tyrant who will viciously persecute the people of God and impose the complete socialist takeover of the world in the economic system known as the “mark of the beast” such that no one can buy or sell ANYTHING without government approval. THAT’S the “Christ” liberals want.
Jesus told us in the last days prior to “the Democrat Jesus” – the Antichrist – coming, people would come in His name claiming to represent Him.
And in the warped, dishonest left, that’s what we’re seeing.
Which is how we can know the beast is coming.