Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Blood Money

Biblical Proof That True Christians Support Health Care Reform Part Four

Jesus famously taught: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” The 23 CEO’s of Health Insurance America made 559.8 million dollars in 2005 alone, projected to almost 15 billion over five years. Would a true Christian oppose the reforms that would save these souls from the earthly wealth that locks them out of the kingdom of God, and condemns them? Wouldn’t Jesus spread a few crumbs and rags to the hungry and the homeless? Make no mistake, this is blood money, every drop excruciatingly extracted from an economy already starved for oxygen.

So I read tonight that Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has stepped up to join Olympia Snowe as the face of the opposition to a public option, promising to filibuster any bill containing such language in the legislature. How is the continued inaction of a filibuster enacting the legislation that 68 percent of Connecticut wants? And how is that going to work anyway? Are you and Olympia going to slowly count to 15 billion on the floor of the Senate? You say we’re moving too quickly, but the procrastination causes another 123 people to die every day. Their blood drips from your hands and cries out from the earth....

I am a Democrat from Connecticut, and Lieberman is an absolute EMBARRASSMENT to our great little state. Jesus warned us against wolves who would come dressed in sheep skin, and Lieberman is a Republican hypocrite who smuggled himself into the Senate in the guise of a Democrat. I was deceived into voting for him in 2000, but not again in 06, when he falsely promised on the campaign trail: “what I’m saying to the people of Connecticut, I can do more for you and your families to get something done to make health care affordable, to get universal health insurance.” You shamelessly lied to your constituents, Joe, and are a traitor to the party that gave you the little power you now feebly wield against it.

Judas Iscariot was the most famous traitor in history. His price to kiss Christ was thirty pieces of silver, which was used to buy the potter’s field wherein he fell headlong, and burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. That place is called Aceldama, which means ‘the field of blood.’ Acts 1:18-19.

What is your cut of the blood money, Judas Lieberman? Or do you prefer Joe Iscariot? And how are you going to spend your pieces of silver? Is your Aceldama going to be a nice headstone in the Hamptons?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The L Word

The Conservative Bible Project deems the Bible too liberal, and has undertaken to revise it.

Among the passages they take exception with is Luke 23:34: ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’ Some of the most famous final words ever, uttered by the dying flesh of Christ, and CBP wants to expurgate them.

Clearly these fools have not actually read the Bible, or they would dearly heed its final verses, wherein it is written: ‘For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.’ Revelation 22:18-19.

Since Jesus also said, ‘I and my Father are one,’ denying God his own words should go well with the CBP and its adherents….

Before The CBP rips the passage from its pages, here is what the Bible says about liberals. Isaiah 32:5-6: 'The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful. For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.'

Thereby is the liberal justified, and what is vile--the opposite of liberal--defined and decried.

Here are some definitions of liberal taken from the dictionary: ‘Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry. Tending to give freely; generous.'

Why is that bad?

Jesus Christ is liberal.

To quote your ‘Christian’ leader, antichrist Bush, “If you’re not with us, you’re against us.” The enemy of Christ is Satan, and it is the devil’s work that you do, saying that good is bad, right is wrong, and demonizing liberal as a four letter word. You can skewer scripture to your own warped social and political ends, but you can’t change truth.

There are a couple of four letter L words that do pertain here.

Anyone who alters the spirit of the word of God is a LIAR.

Another one is LOVE, which is the heart of Christ and his ministry, whether preaching the greatest commandment--above all love God, and thy neighbor as thyself--or demonstrating the greatest love, that a man lay down his life for his friends. In all its variations—from lovely to lovingkindness—the word appears 558 times in the King James Bible. Since love is a very liberal trait, I wonder how many of those references will remain after the Consortium for Biblical Perversion is done with its mangle of a revision.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Godliness in the Government

“The devil lurks behind the cross.” --The Curate in Don Quixote (et al)

I saw an anti-Obama ad from Pennsylvania using the Communist Party hammer and sickle. Lately I’ve been thinking a good emblem for the Republican Party would be horns and cloven hooves, because the way they hijacked the title of the party of Christian and Family values is one of the devil’s great deceits.

I listen to Steve Kreloff of Verse By Verse Radio quite a bit, and mostly enjoy his expositions on scripture, but occasionally I hear things I find curious. He recently preached a series entitled Living Godly in an Ungodly Society that inspired some thoughts in me.

Kreloff said: “Today’s evangelical church is really blowing their testimony when it comes to this area. The image of the evangelical church today is that of political protestors, arrogant right wingers, who blast and insult and criticize every politician who opposes our views, when we ought to be perceived as model citizens, we are perceived as intolerant, and rude, and we want oust every politician and every organization who disagrees to us, and that’s foreign to the new testament.”

The Democrats have their Spitzer, Edwards and Clinton to be sure, but the Republicans have a roll call that reads like a Who’s Who of pedophiles, perverts and profiteering panderers. From Swaggart’s sobbing to Haggard’s bobbing, now it’s Mark Sanford pathetically alluding to King David when busted hiking an Appalachian trail in Argentina. Then there’s Senator Ensign, brother in Christ, who got biblically familiar with his campaign manager’s Douglas Hampton's wife Cynthia, thereby damaging two marriages with one downstroke. Ensign's parents gave Cynthia a 96,000 dollar gift, then is suspected of violating government law in trying to secure Douglas a lobbying job. He’s also opposed to health care reform, and was one of thirty Republicans who voted against the Franken amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill that would withhold defense contracts from companies like KBR “if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court,” Franken said.

Was it all that communing with Christ that told you adultery was fine for yourself and gang rape for government contractors, Senator Ensign?

Kreloff said: “I know a few Christians today who are not opposed to our government, and to the present administration in Washington. I know a few, I’m sure there a few, there are some. I know a few Christians who would say yes, we endorse the government, yes we endorse the present administration because we like their values. Most Christians recognize that the values coming out of Washington DC are opposed to biblical values.”

Surely this position is based in the Christian opposition to abortion and gay marriage. Abortion is abomination, but there are a million premature deaths every year. God surely does something with these souls, and maybe the advanced medical techniques are evolution’s way of adjusting the premature deaths man eliminated with vaccines. Let he who is without sin etch the first law in stone and judge another. You scream that every life possible must come into the world, then hate the laws that feed them. As to gay marriage, if you give heed words God does not, you look the fool.

Kreloff said: “God is interested in saving people, not making the world a better place to live. What if we could change every law in America, and Christianize our nation. What if we could make every law based on the bible. Things would go a lot smoother, and life would be a little bit better for all of us. But then people would die who didn’t know Christ and they’d go to hell. And all you’ve had is more comfortle existence on earth and then they’d die and go to hell anyway. That’s not what God is interested in. God’s not out to give creature comforts in your life on earth. What He is out to do is to save men and women. God’s heart beats for the salvation of the world not external comformity to moral and biblical codes in America.

True, but it is easier to lead people to the Lord when they are living well than in poverty, and the Republican ideal of creating a few billionaires at the expense of millions of people is nowhere in the philosophy of Christ. It does in fact mislead people in what it means to be Christian, as it is written in Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kindgom of heaven against men; for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffering them that are entering to go in.”

Kreloff said: “Our government is anti Christian and getting moreso.”

It is also, as Christ predicted, a pack of wolves in sheep’s skin.