Jesus Wept

JesusThis was passed on to me by a follower of this weblog. It was taken from Jesus For President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw (link to Amazon).

Being an atheist myself, I still have some familiarity with the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, and for the most part, those teachings are not being practiced by the religious right in this country which seeks to bully anyone different from themselves and uses any subterfuge, lying being almost a given, to get their way.

More than one person has stated the obvious: a radical fundamentalist is a radical fundamentalist whether they worship Allah, Jehovah, or Jesus.The biggest fallacy I see is that MEN are deciding what their GOD intended, and then acting as if they were gods themselves. It’s all a very durable and pervasive scam … but a scam nevertheless.

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Jesus had dinner with prostitutes and tax collectors


Here is a fun but oh so true piece from around the internet. You’ve probably already seen it but its core message is important: the people that want to discriminate on the basis of their religion are not, in general, good representatives of their own religion. For the Christian business owners in Indiana: will you be serving lepers and prostitutes? Jesus did.

Dear Valued Patrons.
Due to my sincerely held religious beliefs, and in light of the RFRA, recently signed by our Dear Leader Pence, I will no longer be doing business with the following persons; nor permitting them in my establishment:

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