It seems Jesus has taken a center role in the health care reform debate. Yes, our Lord and Savior now has a voice of opinion through His teachings over 2000 years ago as documented by the Holy Bible as to which side is morally correct on the health care issue. Championing the Son of God is none other than...the Democrats.
After hearing this nonsense last week, I had to tune to talk radio this week (gasp). I've been very disappointed and even outraged (yes I know, the latter is the point of talk radio). Both side are now slinging the name of Jesus and pseudo-biblical verses around at a blasphemous tear that would put an MTV awards show to shame.
As if the television broadcast above wasn't bad enough, I actually heard the guest host on Laura Ingraham's radio show say Jesus gave us the lesson of teaching a man to fish so he could feed himself for a lifetime, not just giving him a fish to eat for a day. Jesus was about teaching people, not just giving them what they wanted. I believe Jesus hates socialism from what I know from the Bible.
I'm sorry. Is there a Asian Jesus I'm unaware of in another book? What chapter and verse in the Holy Bible can I find that? I always thought that axiom was from a Chinese proverb. Hmmm...maybe that cleanliness is next to godliness thing is in the Bible after all, and I can get my $20 back from the Youth Pastor. I need to look into that.
Both Democrats and Republicans...please just stop with the WWJD stuff! Neither of you are helping your side in the bigger picture. Christian conservatives should know better than twist the teachings of the Son of God to make it support their side in any debate. Liberals...well...just when the heck did you ever care about anything Jesus said? With politicians from both sides spewing 'Jesus this' and 'Jesus that' inside the halls of Congress, I'm sure the Separation Police over at the ACLU are all lying on the floor convulsing like fish on the deck of a fishing boat when the catch is hauled on board.
(Separation Police agents at ACLU Headquarters monitoring CSPAN while religious alert alarms scream endlessly...)
They can't say that!
She shouldn't use that name!
No, don't mention that book.
For God sake people, this is a public building! Wait...no I didn't mean God! Strike that. Hire more atheist lawyers...it's like the 1950's all over again! (Loud wailing and gnashing of teeth)
Personally, I say we give Jesus a break and leave him out of the political bickering. I'm pretty sure He's more worried about the eternal health care plan you have...not your HMO's bottom line.