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Monday, January 16, 2012

Talk About A Slap In The Face

Republican Jesus Told Me So!

On the day we remember a leader of peace, Romney campaigns with white supremacist!

You can't make this stuff up. Really Flipflopney, your spending MLK Day by campaigning with a white supremacist? Teapublicans really do want Obama to win in 2012, don't they?

See the entire story here.


Teapublicans, Christianity, and Jesus

Republican Jesus
Teapublicans, Christianity, and Jesus. I know it sounds like an oxymoron, and why is that you ask? Because it is one!

With the onslaught of "Christian Televangelists" in the "Palmetto" state seeking to find a radical candidate to endorse for President - I got to thinking about the right, Christianity, and Jesus.

Mohandas Gandhi is quoted as saying :
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

Gandhi must have been thinking about teapublicans when he made this statement! During the debates we have heard both candidates and voters emit non-Christian like actions.

I ask you readers, when did:

Christ hate Blacks?
Christ hate Mexicans?
Christ start advocating for the (1%) and stop advocating for the poor?
Christ cheer for the ill whom couldn't afford healthcare and encourage their death?
Christ stop advocating for all humans and start advocating for just the reichwing persuasion?

When did Christianity abort the "The New Colossus" poem by Emma Lazarus which says:

"Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless,
tempest-tost to me".....

Christ advocate, "GUNS, GREED, HYPOCRISY"?

He didn't, and thats the point!

In a September 1994 plenary speech to the Christian Coalition national convention, Rev. D. James Kennedy said that "true Christian citizenship" involves an active engagement in society to "take dominion over all things as vice-regents of God." Kennedy's remarks were reported in February 1995 by sociologist and journalist Sara Diamond, who wrote that Kennedy had "echoed the Reconstructionist line."

More than anyone else, it was Sara Diamond who popularized the term "dominionism," using it to describe a growing political tendency in the Christian Right.

This highly politicized concept of dominionism is based on the Bible's text in Genesis 1:26:

Put simply, Dominionism means that Christians have a God-given right to rule all earthly institutions. Originating among some of America’s most radical theocrats, it’s long had an influence on religious-right education and political organizing. But because it seems so outrĂ©, getting ordinary people to take it seriously can be difficult.

So, to celebrate a true Christian - Martin Luther King Jr, we give you.

Republican Jesus’ Ten Commandments

And Lo, did Republican Jesus come down among the masses and holding his tablet PC, did he give unto his disciples the NEW (and improved) Ten Commandments. “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Socialism, out of the house of Communism.”

1. You shall have no other gods before me, especially that terrorist monkey god, Mohammed.

2. You shall not make for yourself any carved image; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them except for the Holy Benjamins. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting poverty of the fathers on the children of those (as in those people) who hate me, but showering material riches unto thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Also, you shall have guns. All you want.

3. You shall not take the name of your God, Ronald Reagan, in vain, for the Lord will hold him guiltless of treason and malfeasance.

4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. If you are a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, six days you shall labor and do all your work, that should just about do it for the year, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor the stranger who is within your country illegally unless they are off the books then they shall work all seven days without respite. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, including dinosaur bones and rested the seventh day.

5. Honor your father and your mother by ensuring that they keep their Social Security even as you shall taketh it away from all others.

6. You shall not murder unless they are Muslim. Or gay. Or abortion doctors. Or government workers. Or black. Or whatever group is currently out of favor with mine chosen White (not white, White) People.

7. You shall not commit adultery and get caught during an election year.

8. You shall not steal unless it’s from the workers’ pensions.

9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Just kidding, Mr. Beck.

10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s. Instead, you shall go forth and buy these things for yourself on credit and keep the “too big to fail” banks happy.

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Roger West