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Rejecting Jesus' Extreme Makeover

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Rejecting Jesus' Extreme Makeover is a great article that really explores the hypocrisy of W's "faith".

Jesus was the original social progressive. He was a righteous, rebellious pacifist. He taught that only though the earthly practice of love for our fellows could we come to know God, and eternal life. Jesus said: "Amen, Amen, I say to you: If any man keep my word, he shall not see death forever." (John 8:51)
So we must stand firm. We know in our hearts that Jesus would not support war of any kind, whether cultural, economic, or military. And we must continue to say so.
We can't turn away in shame and disgust as members of Congress, leaders of right-wing sponsored think tanks, heads of evangelical mega-churches, and members of Bush's inner circle continue to clamor that our "liberal agenda is anti-Christian."
Knowing better, we must speak this truth at every opportunity.
Whether or not we are practicing Christians, as progressives who believe passionately in the potential of American democracy, we recognize in the historical Jesus a teacher who called us all as children of God to reach for our highest potential together.
Yet before our very eyes, Jesus is swiftly being transformed from a uniter into a divider. From a liberator into a jailer. It's an extreme makeover we must identify and disavow. "
So I guess when God speaks to W, maybe he is speaking in aramaic. We know W has trouble with the English language, how should we expect him to know aramaic. That would explain everything - Iraq, capital punishment, lies...

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