25 June 2005

Christians who follow Christ!

Evidently, we have all been wrong and there are Christians with a conscience. Jim Hightower has an excellent article on Christians who aren't impressed with Bush's brand of "compassionate conservatism." An American Prospect article (via Cut to the Chase) also discusses the same phenomenon. The article describes the emergence of the Christian Alliance for Progress (CAP). In the article's header, we find:

"A new, well-organized religious group has emerged. And guess what: It actually supports Christian values."

Perhaps we'll finally find out the answer to that American koan: Who would Jesus bomb?

Other -related blogments discussing the CAP can be found at: Blah (pro) and Jesus Politics (con).


Glen Dean said...

So Jesus, who is not only the "Lamb of God", but also the "Lion of the tribe of Judah", would oppose a government who liberates 40 million people from being raped and murdered? That is a very interesting concept of Jesus that you have there. Jesus was God Incarnate. This is the same God who called David (who killed many) a man after His own heart. If you want to know who Jesus is, then you need to know who God is , because they are one and the same. Please don't come back with any "Thou Shalt Not Kill" BS. The correct translation is "Thou Shalt Not Commit Murder."

Karlo said...

Is that the same Jesus who said that a rich man's chance of making to heaven was equivalent to winning the lottery?

Glen Dean said...

No, he never said that. He did say it was "easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle." Of course, Camels routinely passed through the eyes of needles (smaller gates) during Jesus time, but it was quite difficult. It was still possible though. With God, all things are possible.

Karlo said...

So the "eye of a camel" was a metaphor? That's the first time I've heard that. At any rate, I can't help feeling that people are picking and choosing from the Bible. I'm not a Christian but I've read the New Testament and I remember an enormous focus on the meek, poor, and humble and repeated criticisms of going after riches on Earth. I don't recognize too much of this in the Republican platform.