Monday, June 27, 2011

Philosophy of the Christian Right / Republican Right

I believe the Christian right is a type of neo-Christianity, which has lost touch with the inner essence and message of Christianity.

Neo-Christianity leans more like neoconservatism, which promotes war.

Not all Christians fit this mold and a vast majority of them are fighting this movement. Catholics for instance seem to run contrary to this thinking, but Evangelicals seem to flock to it.

Some simple facts for people to study, to learn the truth about Christianity:


The Bible...

"If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded towards your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land" - Deuteronomy 15:7,11

"Jesus said to the man who invited him, "When you have a dinner or supper, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you will be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just" - Luke 14:12-14

"You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the Lord will be their savior" - Psalms 14:6

The Republicans...

"We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans (After Hurricane Katrina). We couldn't do it, but God did." - Former Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA)

"You know, we should not be giving cash to people (Unemployed Workers) who basically are just going to blow it on drugs and not take care of their own children" - Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

"Poor people are, in fact, lazy - Glenn Beck

"You can't help those who simply will not be helped. One problem that we've had, even in the best of times, is people who are sleeping on the crates, the homeless who are homeless, you might say, by choice." - Ronald Reagan

"I don't understand how poor people think" - George W. Bush


The Bible...

"Then Jesus said unto him, "Put your sword back into it's place, for those who live by the sword, die by the sword" - Matt 26:52

"Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God" - Matt 5:5-9

"But I say to you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good for those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same" - Luke 6:27-32

"Thou shalt not kill" - Exodus 20:1-13

The Republicans...

"I know people are saying we should have left things the way they were, but I changed after 9/11. I had to act. I don't care if I created more enemies. I had to act" - George W. Bush on Iraq War

"We must win in Iraq. If we withdraw, there will be chaos, there will be genocide, and they will follow us home" - Sen. John McCain

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and covert them to Christianity" - Ann Coulter

"This conflict can only end with their complete and utter destruction" - Dick Cheney

"Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" - Sen. John McCain

"The only way to reduce nuclear weapons is to use them" - Rush Limbaugh


The Bible...

"Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God" - Matthew 19:24

"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money" - Matthew 6:24

"Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death" - Proverbs 11:4

"Then Jesus said to them, Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed. A man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions" - Luke 12:15

"When Jesus heard him, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven. Then come, follow me" - Luke 18:22

The Republicans...

"How about $5 million?" - John McCain, when asked at what point does one go from middle-class to rich.

"I don't sacrifice. Sorry, I don't participate in recessions. I am not going to sacrifice to make someone else feel good." - Rush Limbaugh

"We are struggling like everyone else" - Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), Net worth upwards of $56 million.

"I'm also unemployed" - Mitt Romney to the unemployed. Mittens is worth $200 million.

"Part of the beauty of me is that I'm very rich" - Donald Trump on 2012 presidential run.

"I struggle to meet my bills right now" - Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), annual salary of $174,000.


The Bible...

"Love thy neighbor as thyself" - Mark 12:31

"He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy" - Proverbs 14:21

"Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you." - Luke 6:26

"If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion, how can God's love be in that person?" - John 3:17

The Republicans...

"I tell people don't kill all the liberals. Leave enough so we can have two on every campus. Living fossils, so we never forget what these people stood for" - Rush Limbaugh

"My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go into the New York Times building" - Ann Coulter

"I didn't think I could hate victims faster than the 9/11 victims" - Glenn Beck

"I hate those gooks and I will always hate them" - Sen. John McCain

"He was a fucker. A big ass motherfucker" - Andrew Breitbart on Ted Kennedy hours after he passed away

"You attacked us!" - Allen West to a Muslim American Constituent

"The fact is while the overwhelming majority of Muslims are outstanding people, on the other hand 100% of the Islamic terrorists are Muslims, and that is our main enemy today" - Rep. Peter King

"I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it... No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out." - Glenn Beck

"I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in congress and find out: Are the Pro-America or Anti-America?" - Michele Bachmann

"If you're oriented toward animals, bestiality, then, you know, that's not something that can be used, held against you or any bias be held against you for that. Which means you'd have to strike any laws against bestiality, if you're oriented toward corpses, toward children, you know, there are all kinds of perversions... pedophiles or necrophiliacs or what most would say is perverse sexual orientations." - Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX), in a floor speech on passing an anti-hate crimes bill.


Christianity at it's core is peaceful.

To all those in the Christian right, remember your calling: "Love Thine enemy" and "Thou shalt not kill".

Again a large majority of Christians have not joined this political movement for hatred.

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