Yesterday I wrote an article titled Five Key Christian Values and How Republicans Don’t Represent Any of Them. The whole premise of the article was that, as a Christian, I listed five key beliefs I feel real Christianity should represent (based on the teachings of Jesus Christ) and how conservatives don’t represent them at all.
I knew that writing this would undoubtedly bring out conservatives who would call me an idiot and defend the hypocrisy within their party. As these people often claim to represent “Christian values” yet, judging by their policies, seem to completely contradict nearly everything about Christianity.
Then, while browsing through a few of the comments, I ran across maybe the best example of right-wing ignorance about Christianity I had ever seen. It was a comment that just blew me away with the level of hatred, ignorance, pettiness and absolute stupidity it displayed.
First, here’s the comment:
“Jesus was NOT a “Christian”. He was a Jew and followed Jewish Law, among Jews in a Roman occupied Jewish country. Your lumping all Republicans together and fake strawman arguments show why the Jackass is the “Progressive” party’s symbol. Taking by force from one person to give to another is theft – stealing plain and simple. Jewish law executes homosexuals and baby murderers. That’s why he never mentioned it; it was already established and he AGREED with it. Not judging? According to Christianity EVERYONE will be judged by Jesus and God. In 10-20 years you won’t have a penny to give to your poor or welfare BUMS. You will be BROKE with NO government assistance or services available for anyone. Europe’s fate will be yours. Republicans are talking about big FEDERAL (central planning) government; NOT limited local government.”
Just lovely, isn’t it?
Let me just go ahead and break this stupidity down.
“Jesus was NOT a Christian.”
There are two ways to look at that. First, I guess technically some could say he wasn’t a “Christian” as the whole premise behind Christianity is the belief that Jesus Christ was the one true son of God. So, can you really be a member of a religion based on the belief in—you? But then, I guess he could really be considered the first Christian as “Christianity” is supposed to be based on his life and teachings.
Either way you want to look at it, this person’s statement is absolutely ridiculous.
“Taking by force from one person to give to another is theft – stealing plain and simple.”
Well, considering I’m sure the person who wrote this comment drives on public roads (paid for by money taken from taxpayers by force) and odds are they went to public school (again paid for by tax dollars taken by force), this person proudly displays not only ignorance, but complete hypocrisy. With that mindset, we would have no tax revenue and we’d live in a third world country based on this person’s definition of stealing. Also, this person lives in the United States. You know, a country built by slavery and genocide. So, to their point, we should turn the country back over to Native Americans, burn our Constitution and live with a “survival of the fittest” mentality where there are no laws, rules or structure. Because laws, rules and structure (as enforced and built by government) are accomplished in part by using tax dollars—which again, are taken by force.
Oh, and let’s not forget all the parts of the Bible that warn against greed. And we can’t forget a little something along the lines of to those that much is given, much is expected. To be frank, this person just seems to be another imbecile who likes to pick and choose what they do and don’t want to believe in the Bible.
“Jewish law executes homosexuals and baby murderers. That’s why he never mentioned it; it was already established and he AGREED with it.”
This one just might be my favorite. A man who defended the stoning death of a woman found guilty of adultery, would have supported the murder of homosexuals and women who wish to have control over their own bodies? So, let me get this straight. Jesus wasn’t here to change anything in the Bible, nor challenge “laws.” However, he came to the defense of a woman sentenced to death for violating one of the Ten Commandments and one of the Seven Deadly Sins (lust)—both things found in adultery.
Wasn’t her death sentence in response to the violation of these laws which this person claims Jesus supported? Why would he have then intervened in her death, telling people not to judge her unless they were free of sin themselves, if he agreed with all of these laws?
But I do like how this person blindly assumes they would know what Jesus did or didn’t support—even though there’s not a single account in the Bible of him referencing abortion or homosexuality. Simply saying, “He supported these laws that’s why he didn’t mention them” is about as moronic as you could possibly get. It’s basically saying, “I have no proof that proves he was against homosexuality and abortion, but my church has told me he was, so he was.”
“Not judging? According to Christianity EVERYONE will be judged by Jesus and God. In 10-20 years you won’t have a penny to give to your poor or welfare BUMS. You will be BROKE with NO government assistance or services available for anyone.”
Ah yes, and the best “Christian” part of this whole comment. First, yes, Christianity says we will be judged. But by who? Well, they said it—God and Jesus. Not another human being. So here’s a good way to live your life: You do your thing, don’t judge others for doing theirs, and let’s let God and Jesus “judge” when it’s all over. Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? In fact, with this comment, this idiot not only proves my point about how judgmental conservatives are, they also clearly state that it isn’t a human’s right to judge another human—that’s up to God and Jesus Christ.
Then we move onto the “welfare BUMS” with bums in all caps. I mean, just lovely. Can you get more judgmental? Can you get more spiteful, petty and hateful? These characteristics are some of the ones I listed in the article that conservatives don’t follow—and this idiot proves my point perfectly.
They also prove the fear mongering and paranoia I talked about in the article as well. Fearful and afraid of the future. Always claiming we’re headed for “doom.” Everything you know and love will be destroyed!
The entirety of the whole comment just drips with irony and ignorance if you go back and read the article I linked. In it, I talked about conservative hate, ignorance, fear, judgement and lack of acceptance—and this fool showcased nearly every bit of that small-minded right-wing “Christian” mentality.
The worst part is, this person really believes they’re a Christian.
But like I’ve said countless times before, people like this parasite aren’t Christians. Conservatives follow some cult-like mixture of parts of the Bible blended with political ideologies. They’ve really created some hybrid of a political party and religion that I call “Republicanity.”
Republicanity — not true Christianity — is exactly what people like the individual who left this deplorable comment follow.
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