Wednesday, December 19, 2007

If Jesus were running for office

When it comes to politics, I'm an agnostic. I'm quite unsure of how to apply the principles of Christianity to the two-party system here in the U.S. On some issues, the democrats seem to have it right, on other issues the republicans, and on a lot of issues--neither.

Here's a video that illustrates how Jesus would fare in politics today. It's from a liberal perspective (and a similar one could be made from a conservative perspective).


Knumb said...

That video is like an unfunny version of the "Blessed are the cheesemakers" bit from "Life of Brian."

If, somewhere in it, they were trying to make the point that politics and religion mixing are no good for religion, then I am there with them.

Doing Better Than I Deserve said...

No good for religion, and no good for politics either.


Joyce said...

I think this is BRILLIANT. What makes me sad is that I think the point is going to be overlooked.

Jesus taught about peace, justice, and loving your neighbor. And who is your neighbor? Yes, that's right, you remember ... the ones we (society) are taught to hate and shun, the modern day Samaritan.

The Conservatives support war, the death penalty, and are against immigration. Blessed are the peacemakers? The merciful?

Radical man, that Jesus.

Thanks, Brad.

Brad Wright said...


Baltus said...

If Jesus were running for OFFICE the Republicans would crack on him 24/7 over there at the hate filled Fox News Hell hole while their little interns are jumping around high FIVING each other about how easy the 2012 election is going to be because the DEMOCRATS are running some freaky loon named Jesus for President..!
That is what is so damn funny about these reactionary right wingers they wear that God and Country bit on their sleeve while they espouse social policy that is so antithetical to the teachings of Jesus, that were they to be confronted by Jesus in the political setting today, nOT ONLY would they NOT know who he is, they would ridicule him for being soft-in-the-head a left wing Commie, pinko, Marxists who would dismiss him like the weekly garbage!
I am no Religious scholar, nor am I a Christian, OR a even a believer for that matter, but I have read Jesus AND were he alive today the "Right Wing Christian movement" would NOT follow him, but would instead follow leader Rush Limbag who would cite pragmatic reasons for why Jesus cannot be followed...