Left resurrects Herman Cain’s claim that Jesus was “the perfect conservative”

posted at 7:15 pm on October 20, 2011 by Tina Korbe

A nearly year-old blog post authored by Herman Cain has lately drawn ire from several liberal outlets, including The Daily Kos, ThinkProgress and the left-leaning Faith in Public Life. The post is interesting and provocative, to say the least. In it, Cain claims Jesus Christ was “the perfect conservative,” condemned by a “liberal court”:

He led without a mandate. He taught without a script. His common sense parables filled people with promise and compassion, His words forever inspiring.

He never condemned what others believed – just sin, evil and corruption.

He helped the poor without one government program. He healed the sick without a government health care system. He feed the hungry without food stamps. And everywhere He went, it turned into a rally, attracting large crowds, and giving them hope, encouragement and inspiration.

For three years He was unemployed, and never collected an unemployment check. Nevertheless, he completed all the work He needed to get done. He didn’t travel by private jet. He walked and sailed, and sometimes traveled on a donkey.

That’s all true, as far as it goes. But I have to say I agree with the lefties when they point out that many of Jesus’ teachings amount to anything but common sense.

And, more broadly speaking, I can’t help but think it’s a mistake for a Christian to call Jesus either “conservative” or “liberal,” even if certain of His principles could be labeled as such and even though Christians must necessarily decide for themselves what political ideology squares best with their religious views. To reduce Christ to a 21st-century political label is to forget that Jesus reminded His followers regularly that His kingdom is not here in this world, that He reminded them to work for what lasts, to store up treasure in heaven.

When Jesus speaks of a kingdom outside of this world — what St. Augustine called the “City of God,” as opposed to a “City of Man” — He is not saying that a Christian’s religious beliefs shouldn’t inform his life in this world. On the contrary, the Christian is to carry those beliefs into every avenue of his existence. But Jesus is reminding His followers of the transcendence of the eternal, reminding them that, on some level, who wins what political battle (among other things) will someday matter not at all. For a Christian to use Jesus as a political tool (whether by claiming Him for a particular ideology or by pouncing on someone else who did so) is to sacrifice a greater good for a lesser — the very height of foolishness. If calling Jesus “conservative” or “liberal” costs Him a convert of the opposing ideology, then, for a Christian, labeling Him is a mistake — even if it wins political converts. But as it’s doubtful to do that, either, seems better to just avoid IDing Jesus with political adjectives entirely.


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And, more broadly speaking, I can’t help but think it’s a mistake for a Christian to call Jesus either “conservative” or “liberal,”

Exactly.

Jesus does not need to be used in the worldly tug-o-war of politics.

portlandon on October 20, 2011 at 7:19 PM

For a Christian to use Jesus as a political tool (whether by claiming Him for a particular ideology or by pouncing on someone else who did so) is to sacrifice a greater good for a lesser — the very height of foolishness

Somebody tell Rick Perry.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Wait. Haven’t there been a rash of articles over the last couple of years – by various and sundry lefty reporters, pundits, etc – claiming that Jesus was in fact the perfect Liberal?

catmman on October 20, 2011 at 7:21 PM

God is a verb.

John the Libertarian on October 20, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Wait. Haven’t there been a rash of articles over the last couple of years – by various and sundry lefty reporters, pundits, etc – claiming that Jesus was in fact the perfect Liberal?

catmman on October 20, 2011 at 7:21 PM

I think you mean “calling Obama Jesus”

tetriskid on October 20, 2011 at 7:22 PM

A year-old post?! People with CDS need to seek help.

andy85719 on October 20, 2011 at 7:23 PM

No matter how much Tina Korbe wants to try to make Herman Cain look like a fool, this issue is what’s going to tell the tale. 26 million Americans are unemployed/underemployed

http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2011/10/19/the-ranks-of-the-underemployed-continue-to-grow

Cain can create jobs and no amount of distraction is going to change that.

milemarker2020 on October 20, 2011 at 7:24 PM

There’s even a website. And they do appear to be serious:

Jesus is a Liberal.

catmman on October 20, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Poor Liberals. How low can they go?

kingsjester on October 20, 2011 at 7:24 PM

But I have to say I agree with the lefties when they point out that many of Jesus’ teachings amount to anything but common sense.

Okay: I don’t get it.
Am I missing some inside joke, here?

Count to 10 on October 20, 2011 at 7:25 PM

When Jesus speaks of a kingdom outside of this world — what St. Augustine called the “City of God,” as opposed to a “City of Man” — He is not saying that a Christian’s religious beliefs shouldn’t inform his life in this world.

Which is what Cain wrote, living in the real world. Did I miss a mention of pie in the sky in his quote above or ?

whatcat on October 20, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Republicans, at some point, need to give up the pastor in chief schtick.

hanzblinx on October 20, 2011 at 7:25 PM

But I have to say I agree with the lefties when they point out that many of Jesus’ teachings amount to anything but common sense.

Wow, that’s one of the stupidest web sites I’ve ever seen.

Darth Executor on October 20, 2011 at 7:25 PM

The court was comprised of non-believers. What’s new?

faraway on October 20, 2011 at 7:25 PM

This is going to be a long 13th months…

… Obowma’s race riots should be a refreshing break.

/

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Jesus was the first Republican?

faraway on October 20, 2011 at 7:27 PM

But I have to say I agree with the lefties when they point out that many of Jesus’ teachings amount to anything but common sense.

Okay: I don’t get it.
Am I missing some inside joke, here?

Count to 10 on October 20, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Not to be mean to Tina, but the post is poorly constructed in it’s thoughts.

whatcat on October 20, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Look, as far as it goes, Jesus and “pure Christianity” is not a perfect reflection of any political ideology, except kingship: Jesus is our King, after all.

But it sure has a heck of a lot more in common with conservatism than anything else. Jesus taught self mastery, first and foremost. Once you master yourself, then it behooves you to help others. Liberals claim that Jesus was a socialist or a communist, but in reality Jesus’ teachings rely heavily on self discipline (witness the word “disciple”) and THEN taking care of others, not relying on the government.

Conservatism is more oriented towards that, though Jesus didn’t really care for the accumulation of worldly wealth–only as you could help others with it. So it’s not a perfect match, but a heck of a lot closer than the liberals “force you to do what we want” and the libertarians “I really don’t care about anyone but me” motifs.

Vanceone on October 20, 2011 at 7:27 PM

His death reset the clock of time.

Never before and not since has there ever been such a perfect conservative.

For over 2,000 years the world has tried hard to erase the memory of the perfect conservative, and His principles of compassion, caring and common sense
—Herman Cain
======================

Well,he has a point,Liberals have been Forever/NeverEnding
had a Hatred of Conservative’s,and are still at WAR WITH THEM!!

And,there is no way,that Jesus would of been,a Progressive Socialist Liberal Democrat!

And besides,I think this was aimed at Liberals,for a reaction!

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 7:28 PM

OT: BREAKING: ABCNEWS to break another SOLYDRA-like story, sources tell DRUDGE… Developing…

andy85719 on October 20, 2011 at 7:28 PM

I’ve never understood how religious people who claim to follow the ways of Christ can get involved with politics.

ButterflyDragon on October 20, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Jesus had a lot more in common with conservatives than he had with liberals. Conservatives do not preach hate like liberals do. In fact, liberals dispise all that Jesus stood for. Jesus believed government had its place (give onto Caesar that which is Caesar’s). So do conservatives, but that which is the governments is limited by the constitution. Liberals believe rights are granted by the government and conservatives believe they are God given.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on October 20, 2011 at 7:29 PM

ButterflyDragon on October 20, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Because Christians also love our country and want the best for it and its people.

kingsjester on October 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Jesus was the first Republican?

faraway on October 20, 2011 at 7:27 PM

faraway:Could be,but,I’ll let the riding a donkey,slide!!
(sarc)

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM

LOL
I guess its only ok to invoke Christ/God if your a liberal. If your a Conservative NO. I thought Cains comments were funny direct and honest.
cant wait for the Alinsky crowd to come in.

ColdWarrior57 on October 20, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Left resurrects Herman Cain’s claim that Jesus was “the perfect conservative”

No Herman…..Obama is not a Conservative.

PappyD61 on October 20, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Libs, try some Ex-Lax!

crash72 on October 20, 2011 at 7:32 PM

I agree with much of what Tina wrote, although I think what Cain was correct in refuting how Jesus has been used by liberals to justify expanding government to achieve “economic equality” and “social justice” which I do not believe is Biblical.

I have often heard the line “Jesus was neither a Democrat or Republican.” My old pastor who I respect immensely has said that while that may be true, to draw an equivalence between the two parties, or to say God wouldn’t care who wins, would mean God would be ambivalent. And he didn’t think God would be ambivalent about that outcome. He taught that while one party may be closer to Jesus’ teachings than the other party on some issues, and the other party may be closer on other issues, ultimately we must attempt to discern which party may be closer to what Jesus would teach.

redeye on October 20, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Come on, seriously? He said this before he was campaigning for anything. It wasnt said for political gain, it was an honest thought by a guy who would never lower Jesus Christ into the muck of a political campaign.

Nancy Pelosi finds “Jesus” every time its convenient to push her progressive agenda so i dont want her the left say a word…..but their hypocrisy has no shame at this point.

Making a big deal out of this statement, whether you agree or not, seems kind of silly. The guy has more conservative bones in his little finger than Romney or Perry have in their bodies. It doesnt hurt to know he has connected that to his faith, that makes his belief system all the stronger.

If you dont like Cain, fine, but this year old thought was not brought into the campaign by him so dont blame him for trying to politicize Christ campaign reasons.

alecj on October 20, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Time to crucify Cain for talking about Jesus…

profitsbeard on October 20, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Cain is pointing out how Jesus lived his life and how it inspires conservatives. Leave the theology to the theologians.

RedRedRice on October 20, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Wait. Haven’t there been a rash of articles over the last couple of years – by various and sundry lefty reporters, pundits, etc – claiming that Jesus was in fact the perfect Liberal?

catmman on October 20, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Why yes, yes there have.

But that’s ‘OK’ with them, you see. No problems there, no reason for people to get their knickers in a twist.

Like everything topic, leftists can’t help but be hypocritical – doing and saying whatever the heck they want, but demanding restrictions on anyone that doesn’t do or say precisely what leftists want from them.

Midas on October 20, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Time to crucify Cain for talking about Jesus…

profitsbeard on October 20, 2011 at 7:34 PM

… only because he’s not a Democrat/lib. If he were a lib, he could talk about Jesus all he wants (so long as its only to suggest that Jesus was a liberal, of course).

Midas on October 20, 2011 at 7:36 PM

LOL
I guess its only ok to invoke Christ/God if your a liberal. If your a Conservative NO. I thought Cains comments were funny direct and honest.
cant wait for the Alinsky crowd to come in.

ColdWarrior57 on October 20, 2011 at 7:31 PM

ColdWarrior57:Yup:)

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Wouldn’t the perfect conservative believe in government as instituted by the founding fathers? Which is a representative republic. That’s right. And Jesus is what? A king, you say?

No salvation without representation, I say.

beatcanvas on October 20, 2011 at 7:37 PM

redeye on October 20, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Well said.

Midas on October 20, 2011 at 7:37 PM

At least he didn’t claim to BE the Messiah… ahem.

Book on October 20, 2011 at 7:38 PM

I’ve never understood how religious people who claim to follow the ways of Christ can get involved with politics.

ButterflyDragon on October 20, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Leave politics to the heathens.

faraway on October 20, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Herman, I love ya, but I can’t understand you with your foot in your mouth.

Yes it’s a 2 man race and both of them are Herman Cain.

NickDeringer on October 20, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Let’s just hope Anita Perry doesn’t start a blog.

MeatHeadinCA on October 20, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Cain is pointing out how Jesus lived his life and how it inspires conservatives. Leave the theology to the theologians.
RedRedRice on October 20, 2011 at 7:35 PM

I think Tina just read a wee bit too much into Cain there and got derailed trying to look for ulterior meanings. That happens when you care about what Kos said about anything.

whatcat on October 20, 2011 at 7:40 PM

There’s a rash of “Jesus was a liberal” postings on Facebook and I’m sick of them. These are the same liberals who want to remove God from every aspect of public life. They want to scrub our history and our courts and our way of life and remove Christianity. In fact, they make every attempt to make Christians the bad guys in every Hollywood movie and television show and popular novel they can get their grubby little Marxist mitts on.

Then they have the gall to claim Jesus as their own? Tell me that again after I see you in church this Sunday.

bonnie_ on October 20, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Don’t really know what’s worse – “Plugs” Biden going around trying to shill a money laundering package for Democrats by saying Republicans want more women to be raped or …

Herman Cain trying to hijack Jesus for the Conservative cause.

Wasn’t it Jesus who said …

“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.”

Not exactly a “Conservative” thought that.

And … I might add … that Jesus wasn’t exactly a “free trader” if you look at what he did to the money changers in the temple.

I would say “Pontius Pilate” was a big more “Conservative” …

1. “PP” stood for law and order.

2. “PP” was a Roman patriot, believed strongly in Roman exceptionalism and believed strongly that Rome should be the major influence in world affairs. He also believed in a strong defense.

3. “PP” believed in, and ran a balanced budget.

4. “PP” was PRO-Death penalty for criminals. Okay – well he was a little overboard on this too … heh.

5. “PP” even had the idiosyncrasies of a Conservative … he didn’t want to execute Jesus – but got “bullied” by the crowd and backed down off his plan to release Jesus. This is exactly how Conservatives buckled to Dimmocrit pressure in cutting the budget last year. Like Conservatives – Pilate feared the “meme” of the Lame Stream Media.

The teachings of Jesus weren’t political – they were meant for every man – not any government or political party or movement.

I guess we chalk this up to one more thing Cain doesn’t know.

Then again – I’m sure all his cultist followers will point at this as evidence of how great a President he’d be.

Whatevs.

HondaV65 on October 20, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Forget the ‘Jesus angle’.

The words ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’ as used in the discourse of political debate, are subject to each individuals own interpretation. We can generalize with them, but that still leaves room for arguement as to specifics.

It’s really an impossible point for either side to try and claim Jesus as belonging to their own ideological group.

I will add this; conservative atheists seem more tolerant of christianity than liberal atheists. Just my observation.

listens2glenn on October 20, 2011 at 7:46 PM

“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.”

Not exactly a “Conservative” thought that.
HondaV65 on October 20, 2011 at 7:43 PM

You know Christian conservatives who disagree with Jesus?

whatcat on October 20, 2011 at 7:48 PM

At least he didn’t claim to BE the Messiah… ahem.

Book on October 20, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Watch’oo talkin’ ’bout?

listens2glenn on October 20, 2011 at 7:48 PM

“Jesus was a community organizer”, is just one of the many ways in which the Left has tried to pawn off God as a liberal, and their constant ending query “What would Jesus do?” wasn’t a good faith exercise in contemplation, but a rhetorical device to demand that their policies and opinions be approved of or you weren’t a real Christian.

I have little problem with Cain’s characterization as a rebuttal to the Left’s antics in using God, especially since most of them are Satan’s progeny anyway.

Dusty on October 20, 2011 at 7:49 PM

“Give us Barabbas Pepperoni!”

/stupid f’n issue

rayra on October 20, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Cain is pointing out how Jesus lived his life and how it inspires conservatives. Leave the theology to the theologians.

RedRedRice on October 20, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Yes.

tinkerthinker on October 20, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Jesus does not need to be used in the worldly tug-o-war of politics.

portlandon on October 20, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Yep. Came here to say basically the same.

JetBoy on October 20, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Comparing yourself to Jesus never works. Just ask The Beatles.

SoulGlo on October 20, 2011 at 7:51 PM

At least he didn’t claim to BE the Messiah… ahem.

Book on October 20, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Watch’oo talkin’ ’bout?

listens2glenn on October 20, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Talkin’ bout Cain there, Willis. (or so I assume)

whatcat on October 20, 2011 at 7:51 PM

HondaV65 on October 20, 2011 at 7:43 PM

You’ve just got to explain how, and in what way, that bible verse is “unconservative”.

listens2glenn on October 20, 2011 at 7:51 PM

God has always been about Freedom… This is why the tree of knowledge of good and evil was in the garden. If he truly wanted no one to eat from it, then he could have put it somewhere else. He has always condemned wrongdoing but allowed it to happen. God could make sure that no one sins, but that would be going against freedom. He wants men to choose to follow him, not be forced to.

In that sense, Jesus was conservative.

jeffn21 on October 20, 2011 at 7:53 PM

HondaV65 on October 20, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Could tell it was your post before I got thru the first sentence…that’s how easy it is to identify your blathering now…And you covered all the bases of your standard talking points I see. Now you are regaling us on your supposed knowledge of the Bible. I think Cain knows a little more than you, or are you ordained, as well as a ballistics missle expert?

lovingmyUSA on October 20, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Thor was certainly a conservative deity…more conservative than “rich guy camel ” Jesus was.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Talkin’ bout Cain there, Willis. (or so I assume)

whatcat on October 20, 2011 at 7:51 PM

I understand the point that Cain didn’t, but it’s almost as if Book was implying there was someone who had.
: )
Then again, I may have just missed my point. I do occasionally.

listens2glenn on October 20, 2011 at 7:58 PM

You know Christian conservatives who disagree with Jesus?

Never…they give all their possessions to the poor and love all their enemies.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 7:58 PM

A proper biblical theology necessitates a Conservative view of the world. I think the revolutionary politics of Jesus requires one to reject the Left’s policies.

http://www.bluecollarphilosophy.com/2010/10/the-revolutionary-politics-of-jesus-love-one-another.html

Jesus condemned sin, Liberals embrace it. Jesus called on his disciples to let children come to him, Liberals promote the murder of children on a daily basis just because of their location for 9 months.

Blue Collar Todd on October 20, 2011 at 7:59 PM

One thing goes without debate – God is a conservative. And God must be pleased by a system that makes it easy to create the things people desire and makes it easy to gain those desirable things for ourselves as our neighbors are happy to oblige. Only the worst people need to covet things that aren’t theirs in such a society and sit around envying what others have.

Buddahpundit on October 20, 2011 at 7:59 PM

I wouldn’t call Jesus either conservative or liberal.

I would say that conservatives appear to be more in line with Jesus’ teachings than liberals are.

malclave on October 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM

God has always been about Freedom

Yep, worship him or you will be thrown in a lake of fire for eternity.

Some choice!

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM

LOL @ lovingmyUSA on October 20, 2011 at 7:53 PM
^5. LOL
ROFLMAO. Perfect

ColdWarrior57 on October 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM

seems better to just avoid IDing Jesus with political adjectives entirely.

But we certainly can ID Mohammad with political objectives even though we are instructed by the Obama Administration not to, which thereby makes the connection between Mo and O.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on October 20, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Cain was perfectly right to express his thoughts on this, I admire a man of conviction and courage. He said what I wanted to say back to the smug lefties.

Obama sat in rev wright’s church for 20 yrs…now what are his convictions?

tinkerthinker on October 20, 2011 at 8:02 PM

I wonder if he she it thinks that its a sewing needle?

ColdWarrior57 on October 20, 2011 at 8:03 PM

One thing goes without debate – God is a conservative.

He is always begging for money though…sounds more like a OWS protester.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Yep, worship him or you will be thrown in a lake of fire for eternity.

Some choice!

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM

I don’t know that this helps, but as a resident Jesus Freak I believe in the reality of a ‘lake of fire’.
But the bible doesn’t say it was created as a place to punish men.

listens2glenn on October 20, 2011 at 8:07 PM

I suppose some kind of thanks are in order for Kos and co. for digging this stuff up. Because of their super internet-sleuthing ( I mean how the freakin’ hell do you find a year-old Red State post so quickly? These people are scary powerful!) I’ve gone and purchased Cain’s book. What an absolutely eloquent, thoughtful, intelligent writer. There’s poetry in the Cain’s prose.

So, thanks. Gettin’ me a new book outta it. Imbeciles.

RepubChica on October 20, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Next, they will have a poll about whether people approve of Jesus or God…. oh, wait

neuquenguy on October 20, 2011 at 8:10 PM

HondaV65 on October 20, 2011 at 7:43 PM

when i see your name at the bottom of a post i just skip it cause i know it’s full of mean nasty crap. get some fresh air, b.

gracie on October 20, 2011 at 8:11 PM

He is always begging for money though…sounds more like a OWS protester.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:06 PM

I understand about some whiny, begging clerics, televangelists, and what have you.
But where did you see God begging for anything?

listens2glenn on October 20, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Obama sat in rev wright’s church for 20 yrs…now what are his convictions?

[tinkerthinker on October 20, 2011 at 8:02 PM]

Well one wasn’t cocaine possession. He lucked out, there.

Oh, wait ….

Dusty on October 20, 2011 at 8:12 PM

He is always begging for money though…sounds more like a OWS protester.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Yet…HE gave his life.

tinkerthinker on October 20, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Well, its a pretty safe bet Jesus was not a communist…

deedtrader on October 20, 2011 at 8:14 PM

I understand about some whiny, begging clerics, televangelists, and what have you.
But where did you see God begging for anything?

He is their boss and commands them.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Dusty on October 20, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Ouch.

: )

listens2glenn on October 20, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Well, its a pretty safe bet Jesus was not a communist…

deedtrader on October 20, 2011 at 8:14 PM

We know he wouldn’t be a muslim sympathizer like Obamamoo.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on October 20, 2011 at 8:18 PM

He is their boss and commands them.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:15 PM

It isn’t about asking,, it’s about giving.

tinkerthinker on October 20, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Recently Allahpundit has become quite angry about Cain, it’s almost as if, with Palin out of the way it was back to politics as normal for The Sage of New York with Perry & Romney, both very smooth plastic faced suits who were part of the system, politics as usual. Palin threatened that and it made AP nervous because his usual chicken entrails (polls. AoS) went out of kilter. Palin retreats, AP relaxes…then Cain appears and he’s not a system figure either..what’s more he actually scores well in the polls and Ap’s beloved cross tabs…AoS loathes him and NOBODY TAKES ANY NOTICE…the stars are all out of focus….so, in desperation he introduced the GF pizza test to prove Cain is really a sort of snake oil salesman.

Now Tina, bless her little heart, digs this up and gives a WaPo hit piece a little helpful traction so now not only are his pizzas lumpy but, having seen Obama kidnap Lincoln, Cain is trying to monopolise Jesus.

So is it now the official HA line that Cain is a wingnut and only plastic faced system suits like Perry/Romney have the gravitas to preside over the decline of the USA?

Suely that can’t be true

If it is then R S McCain will be invited to even fewer blogfests

callingallcomets on October 20, 2011 at 8:19 PM

He is always begging for money though…sounds more like a OWS protester.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Obama never begs for money. He just takes it.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on October 20, 2011 at 8:19 PM

I miss the atheist posts.

lorien1973 on October 20, 2011 at 8:19 PM

But I have to say I agree with the lefties when they point out that many of Jesus’ teachings amount to anything but common sense.

Okay: I don’t get it.
Am I missing some inside joke, here?

Count to 10 on October 20, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I have to agree. A link to a website with cheesy pictures consisting of twisted interpretative quotes of scripture taken completely out of context??

What is that all about? I wouldn’t even expect something like this from Allah.

Rod on October 20, 2011 at 8:20 PM

I’ve never understood how religious people who claim to follow the ways of Christ can get involved with politics.

ButterflyDragon on October 20, 2011 at 7:28 PM

A lot of atheists don’t. I suspect it’s wishful thinking. “I wish they would stay out of business so we can steamroll through them more easily”.

Darth Executor on October 20, 2011 at 8:21 PM

I think Jesus might take objection to the death penalty. He might want sentancing guidlines reforms that don’t include hanging on a cross and being pierced with spears.

I think he probably hates Italians and is pissed about the whole Pope in Rome thing. He’s glad they got short changed after WWI and even happier that they lost WWII. I get down on my knees to pray and say to Jesus, “hey get over it man, WWII was a long time ago” but of course this goes back 2000 years so I just usually stay out of it. Jesus’s irrational Italian racism isn’t worth fighting over. When he calls them a bunch of “Sadistic Pedophiles with a God Complex” you just let him get it out of his system and don’t call him on his obvious hypocrisy. Oh that Jesus Christ.

LevStrauss on October 20, 2011 at 8:22 PM

He is their boss and commands them.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Please tell me you don’t believe that every stupid thing some christian did in public or private was commanded by God.

listens2glenn on October 20, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Actually, Cain’s not far off.

The fundamental teaching of Christ isn’t about money changers or the status of the rich, but the necessity of faith for redemption from a fallen nature. Man cannot redeem man.

Yet this is the fundamental tenet of liberalism. That if we believe the right things, say the right things, and act the right way, Heaven can be a place on Earth.

So, I guess to put it more accurately, liberalism is inherently anti-christian. Conservativism, on the other hand, generally fits within the Christian view of the world, and vice versa.

18-1 on October 20, 2011 at 8:24 PM

A lot of atheists don’t. I suspect it’s wishful thinking. “I wish they would stay out of business so we can steamroll through them more easily”.

Theocracies are not our thing.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:25 PM

But as it’s doubtful to do that, either, seems better to just avoid IDing Jesus with political adjectives entirely.

Couldya clue the Left in on this concept? They love to expropriate Jesus at every turn…

ajacksonian on October 20, 2011 at 8:26 PM

When is Herman Caine going to give up all his wealth and wander the streets helping the poor and needy? Isn’t it harder for a rich man to enter Heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle? Bah blatant political pandering by someone who follows none of Jesus’s teachings. But what else is to be expected of a politician? But I’m sure there will be a following, there always is.

Zekecorlain on October 20, 2011 at 8:26 PM

When is Herman Caine going to give up all his wealth and wander the streets helping the poor and needy? Isn’t it harder for a rich man to enter Heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle? Bah blatant political pandering by someone who follows none of Jesus’s teachings. But what else is to be expected of a politician? But I’m sure there will be a following, there always is.

Zekecorlain on October 20, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Let ‘the one’ go first.

tinkerthinker on October 20, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Okay: I don’t get it.
Am I missing some inside joke, here?
Count to 10 on October 20, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Phew! I had the same reaction but not being a Biblical scholar I thought I might be on shaky ground to protest. Locusts and honey? That’s it?

And, yeah, as others have noted, it’s fun to see the Left object. Fed up with holier-than-thou lefty facebook friends, I researched how the oh so peaceful lefty oriented church groups reacted to the murderous acts of Jared Loughner, and prepared a detailed recap of their shamelessly political response (any one of which is far more objectionable to anything Herman Cain said).

Buy Danish on October 20, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Please tell me you don’t believe that every stupid thing some christian did in public or private was commanded by God.

How can one tell.

God is a cnutty character…quite impulsive at times, never know what he’s thinking.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:30 PM

God is a cnutty character…quite impulsive at times, never know what he’s thinking.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:30 PM

obviously.

tinkerthinker on October 20, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Well, it appears you at least believe in his existence.

I guess that’s a start.

listens2glenn on October 20, 2011 at 8:35 PM

But I have to say I agree with the lefties when they point out that many of Jesus’ teachings amount to anything but common sense.

On the contrary, they do make sense.

And what is that stupid site you made us link to? A year old post, come on Tina, if you’re trying to emulate Allah it’s not working.

Deanna on October 20, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Theocracies are not our thing.

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:25 PM

By the corrupted modern usage of the term, our Republic was a “theocracy” at its founding…

18-1 on October 20, 2011 at 8:36 PM

I’ve gone and purchased Cain’s book. What an absolutely eloquent, thoughtful, intelligent writer. There’s poetry in the Cain’s prose.

So, thanks. Gettin’ me a new book outta it. Imbeciles.

RepubChica on October 20, 2011 at 8:07 PM

So watch the Left get all bent out of shape saying he didn’t write it…and based on his blog about Jesus…can we say he had a Holy Ghost writter?

lovingmyUSA on October 20, 2011 at 8:38 PM

“Jesus” would have NOTHING to do with politicians or politics…nor would he have ANYTHING to do with the world’s Religions.

Politics, nope. Religions, nope.
Not going to find it.

bridgetown on October 20, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Yep, worship him or you will be thrown in a lake of fire for eternity.

Some choice!

Pablo Honey on October 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM

And? If you come to a RR crossing and a train’s coming you can either wait and stay safe or cross in front of the train and get hit…some choice. No one says both choices have to be acceptable or pleasant. But they are still choices.

Deanna on October 20, 2011 at 8:38 PM

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