Monday, October 19, 2009


"So I guess they'll have to take out most of the gospels, eh? after all, Jesus fed the multitudes for free, raises lazarus from the dead without a copay, heals the sick and blind again without a copay or a specialist's note, defends a prostitute, etc etc. sounds like a raging socialist to me, i guess all of this will be deleted?"

It seems as if there are others who feel the same way as I do about the Conservative Bible Project. The quote above is from a comment made in a Tennessee newspaper in response to an article about the same subject. Remember people, the south has the reputation for being very bible-based. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen. The teachings of Jesus, and the stories of the old testament may guide us to lead a full, honest, giving, sharing, and selfless life. The world is not all about ME, folks. We are all in this together.

I don't believe a lot of these conservative religious folks like to think of Jesus as a rebel, or even a liberal. But he was. He lived and worked, and recruited from among the everyday common folks. He shared food and lodging; he went against the organized religion of the day; he gave away his belongings to the poor, and he asked that everyone be treated the same. Sounds very democratic to me, too. Can you imagine what the health insurance, oil and energy, and big business lobbyists would do if he was around (in the flesh) today?

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