Jesus, Wrong for America
A friend sent me a little graphic he found out there on the "internets" that I found particularly interesting, especially in light of at least one right wing reader who is often puzzled that anyone would have a problem with the charlatan fundementalists who pervert Chrisianity to promote far-right and Republican causes or the fact that this administration has cynically used and abused their supposed Christianity to do most decidedly un-Christian and immoral things.
Rather than post it, (it's kind of hard to read) I'll just provide a description. It's good food for thought.
Let's say Jesus is running for office against Bush, though it could be any Republican. What might their campaign ads against him be like? Probably something like this:
(picture of Jesus from shoulders up, as a faintly mocking voice over says...) Jesus of Nazereth says,
"Give to him who begs from you, and do not refuse him who would borrow from you."(As the words appear under his picture, an ominous voice intones,
favors more government handouts for welfare cheats."
(camera zooms a bit closer on Jesus' face): Jesus of Nazereth says,
"Judge not, that you not be judged."(ominous voiceover)
Jesus is soft on crime.
(camera zooms yet closer on Jesus' face):
Jesus of Nazereth says, "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's."(ominous voice)
Jesus will raise your taxes.
(zooms in a little more as picture begins to dissolve into scary negative image.)
Jesus of Nazereth says, "Do not resist one who is evil. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other."(voiceover)
Can we trust Jesus to fight the war on terror?
(as the now extreme close up turns into frightening negative, bullet points appear on the screen accompanied by sounds of a hammer striking metal.)
WRONG on social services
WRONG on crime
WRONG on defense
WRONG for America