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11/07/2004

So the Bush Adm. is about morals huh?

In this entry I just wanted to bring up some talking points showing the Neo-Conservative-Evangelicals aren't practicing what they preach.

Peacemaking, not War Making: Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. [Matthew 5:9] Resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. [Matthew 5:39] I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despite-fully use you, and persecute you; [Matthew 5:44]
Profiteering from war is not a Christian value.

Corporate Greed and the Religion of Wealth: In the temple courts [Jesus] found men selling cattle, sheep and doves and other sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. [John 2:14 & 15.] Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions. [Luke 12.15.] Truly, I say unto you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. [Matthew 19:23] You cannot serve both God and Money. Matthew 6:24.]
Outsourcing of jobs, corporate bankruptcy, not paying workers a living wage, denying of workers rights, not sharing the wealth....I don't think those are moral values.

Paying Taxes: Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. [Matthew 22:21]
Once again I ask the question, why do most Conservatives whine so much about paying taxes and want to abolish the IRS?

Equality & Social Programs: But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just. [Luke 14:13 &14.]
Wouldn't you think the would want to support and fund programs like welfare, medicare, medicade, social security, veterans programs and other non-profit community action programs instead of trying get rid of them? I believe charity was at the root Jesus's message.

Public Prayer & Displays of Faith: And when thou pray, thou shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou pray, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret… [Matthew 6:6 & 7]
Mandatory prayer in school, a national religion and ripping down the wall of seperation of church and state goes against everything Christianity is about...man choses to come to God, declaring Jesus as his Lord and savior and living a Christian lifestyle by their own choice not out of fear of any man's law.



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