Why Evangelicals Hate Jesus

Why Evangelicals Hate Jesus

There are 27 comments on the www.huffingtonpost.com story from Mar 13, 2011, titled Why Evangelicals Hate Jesus. In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

The results from a recent poll published by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (http://www.pewforum.org/Politics-and-Elections/Tea-Party-and-Religion.aspx) reveal what social scientists have known for a long time: White Evangelical Christians are the group least likely to support politicians or policies that reflect the actual teachings of Jesus. It is perhaps one of the strangest, most dumb-founding ironies in contemporary American culture. Evangelical Christians, who most fiercely proclaim to have a personal relationship with Christ, who most confidently declare their belief that the Bible is the inerrant word of God, who go to church on a regular basis, pray daily, listen to Christian music, and place God and His Only Begotten Son at the center of their lives, are simultaneously the very people most likely to reject his teachings and despise his radical message.

Jesus unambiguously preached mercy and forgiveness. These are supposed to be cardinal virtues of the Christian faith. And yet Evangelicals are the most supportive of the death penalty, draconian sentencing, punitive punishment over rehabilitation, and the governmental use of torture. Jesus exhorted humans to be loving, peaceful, and non-violent. And yet Evangelicals are the group of Americans most supportive of easy-access weaponry, little-to-no regulation of handgun and semi-automatic gun ownership, not to mention the violent military invasion of various countries around the world. Jesus was very clear that the pursuit of wealth was inimical to the Kingdom of God, that the rich are to be condemned, and that to be a follower of Him means to give one's money to the poor. And yet Evangelicals are the most supportive of corporate greed and capitalistic excess, and they are the most opposed to institutional help for the nation's poor -- especially poor children. They hate anything that smacks of "socialism," even though that is essentially what their Savior preached. They despise food stamp programs, subsidies for schools, hospitals, job training -- anything that might dare to help out those in need. Even though helping out those in need was exactly what Jesus urged humans to do. In short, Evangelicals are that segment of America which is the most pro-militaristic, pro-gun, and pro-corporate, while simultaneously claiming to be most ardent lovers of the Prince of Peace.

What's the deal?

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Who Knows Joe

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#22 Mar 27, 2011
Nothing Jives wrote:
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What is a preacher now. Have some respect!
says the guy with a hammer and sickle avatar... nice...

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#23 Mar 27, 2011
Maple Syrup wrote:
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A deist like Thomas Jefferson? If so, then that doesn't get you around the moral teachings of Jesus, just the supernational qualities that have been attributed to him by others.
No... I'm not a diest like Thomas Jefferson... I believe it is possisable that thier is a God... I also believe we as a human race are to stupid to realize if there is a God or not... the universe is a very big place... who are we to think we have figured out the the universe when we are stuck on a planet and not have discovered the world around us...
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#24 May 15, 2011
This article is a poor attempt to support the authors own bias.....logic please

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#25 May 16, 2011
How foolish and sad. I guess typical of the California mentality. Anyway, The answer is: Christians do not believe that the secular government is designed to be the purveyor of Christian doctrine. Christians understand that the only thing we can hope for is a "Christian-friendly" government. Politically, Christians simply hope for liberty to practice their Christianity individually. In fact Christians embrace liberty to such an extent that we feel the unborn should be free and protected from homicidal mothers and governments and ideologies who would extinguish them.

What, my liberal friends, are you advocating? A pro-life federal policy? Do you think that Christianity should be oppressively insisted, taliban style, by opportunistic politicians? Your position is contradictory, hypocritical and confusing. Like I said- "Typical" for a liberal.

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#26 May 16, 2011
code_red wrote:
How foolish and sad. I guess typical of the California mentality. Anyway, The answer is: Christians do not believe that the secular government is designed to be the purveyor of Christian doctrine. Christians understand that the only thing we can hope for is a "Christian-friendly" government. Politically, Christians simply hope for liberty to practice their Christianity individually. In fact Christians embrace liberty to such an extent that we feel the unborn should be free and protected from homicidal mothers and governments and ideologies who would extinguish them.
What, my liberal friends, are you advocating? A pro-life federal policy? Do you think that Christianity should be oppressively insisted, taliban style, by opportunistic politicians? Your position is contradictory, hypocritical and confusing. Like I said- "Typical" for a liberal.
And on the other hand Evangelicals are pushing laws to require government mandated Bible classes, teaching of Creationism, and forced prayer. I am not anti religious, but you cannot have it both ways. You want a secular government that is not really secular as far as it goes to your religious needs regardless of other peoples religious freedoms.
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#27 Jul 8, 2011
Who Knows Joe wrote:
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No... I'm not a diest like Thomas Jefferson... I believe it is possisable that thier is a God... I also believe we as a human race are to stupid to realize if there is a God or not... the universe is a very big place... who are we to think we have figured out the the universe when we are stuck on a planet and not have discovered the world around us...
Was you supposed to be distinguishing your deism from the deism of Thomas Jefferson? Because you failed to do that. Or to be coherent in your argument.
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#28 Jul 8, 2011
who cares wrote:
<quoted text> Get a life Calvin.
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You got that little squirts number. He's as weird as that picture suggests LOL. But I think youre asking him to do the impossible.

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