Jesus was a Democrat
say James C. Moore and Rev. Timothy Tutt

The article Religion Experts Ask How Jesus Would Vote quotes author James C. Moore as saying "If ever there were a bleeding-heart liberal, it was Jesus Christ... I think the carpenter from Galilee was the original Democrat." It also quotes Rec. Timothy Tutt: "As I read the Scriptures and as I understand faith, God's side is the group that's feeding the poor, caring about children, making sure that people have enough food to eat - not killing others."

It makes you wonder about the intelligence of some of these people, doesn't it? Tutt seems to think that Republicans and Democrats are two different social clubs - the Republicans make up reasons to send people to war, and the Democrats are out on the street giving blankets to the homeless and working in soup kitchens.

Well Tutt, Jesus supported going out and doing these good deeds. He wanted individuals to go out and help the poor and such because it was the right thing to do. But I must have missed that part of the Bible where Jesus told his followers: "Thou shalt go to the houses of the wealthy and the well-fed, demanding ten silver pieces to finance our Help the Poor Operation. Those who refuse, you shall bind by the feet and hands and cast them into the prison." Anyone remember which book that was in?

If the Democratic party was really focused "feeding the poor, caring about children, making sure that people have enough food to eat," they wouldn't be wasting time with all these silly elections. They would be out there doing it, using their own time and money to help. But no, their policy is about forcing people to pay up, so government employees (for the most part, rather than unpaid volunteers) can do the work for them.

They don't mind giving their part of course - as long as everyone is taxed so that part isn't an especially large one. And there's little need to actually become physically involved, since their taxes go to pay people to do it for them.

No, Jesus wouldn't be a Democrat. He wasn't very fond of force and violence - and if you don't think that either party, Democrat or Republican, wants to use force and violence to make America the way they want it, just try refusing to pay part or all of your taxes so as not to support programs you disagree with, or breaking a law you believe unjust. They aren't going to get down on their knees and beg you to do what they want because it's right; you're going to be forcibly imprisoned. I don't see Jesus as the type who kicks down the door and sticks a gun in your face.

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