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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:06 PM

How Would Jesus Vote?

From the article:

For most of the last 40 years, the notion that one's Christian beliefs should guide one's voting has largely been promoted by conservative Republicans.....

This year, a Democratic presidential candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., is making the same argument, with a twist: A vote based on Christian values, Buttigieg suggests, would indeed turn the country around, but in a "progressive" direction.
Buttigieg says protecting the poor and welcoming immigrants is a Christian obligation that is inconsistent with Republican priorities....

Buttigieg's suggestion that liberals be willing to say that "Christian faith is going to point you in a progressive direction," as he told USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers, provoked some outrage on the right. One conservative academic argued that Buttigieg "doesn't get to make up his own Christianity," and another conservative dismissed Buttigieg's comments as "partisan nonsense."


To read more:

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/23/716258078/2020-election-revives-the-question-should-religious-faith-guide-one-s-voting?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR0xJuKg1-PkS6MbC1nUlvdVv9w8K6795FSmKT_KYz_-spaWIiwIXhgtF6Q

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Reply How Would Jesus Vote? (Original post)
guillaumeb Apr 2019 OP
Karadeniz Apr 2019 #1
guillaumeb Apr 2019 #2
keithbvadu2 Apr 2019 #3
guillaumeb Apr 2019 #6
Mariana Apr 2019 #9
Major Nikon Apr 2019 #11
MineralMan Apr 2019 #4
guillaumeb Apr 2019 #7
Major Nikon Apr 2019 #12
True Dough Apr 2019 #5
keithbvadu2 Apr 2019 #8
trotsky Apr 2019 #10
Major Nikon Apr 2019 #13
Voltaire2 Apr 2019 #14
Cuthbert Allgood Apr 2019 #15
Voltaire2 Apr 2019 #16

Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:09 PM

1. For Bernie.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:09 PM

2. Why would He do so? eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:50 PM

3. "doesn't get to make up his own Christianity," Why not? Republicans do.

"doesn't get to make up his own Christianity,"

Why not? Republicans do.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:35 PM

6. My view is that many in the GOP prefer to limit Christianity

to fit within their own narrow views.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:50 PM

9. Every Christian does. nt.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:36 AM

11. In theory, yes

In reality someone else makes up their mind for them which is the whole point of organized religion to begin with. Progressive politics are incompatible with close mindedness which is why any progressive use of religion is doomed to failure. You will always be trying to drag people out of the stone age.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:57 PM

4. Vote? He would have no chance to do so.

He would not be a citizen. In his own supposed time and place, there was no voting.

It is a useless sort of imaginary question, really, isn't it? Trying to guess what a demigod would do is really a bit presumptuous, if you believe in that sort of thing, I think.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:36 PM

7. The title is not meant to be read literally.

In my view.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:38 AM

12. Metaphorical Jesus can do anything

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:32 PM

5. Wouldn't candidates be obligated to tithe 10% of their campaign funds to the church

in order to lobby for Jesus's vote?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:20 PM

8. Tithers

?w=540

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:33 AM

10. Why does it matter?

If everyone voted on what was better for their fellow human beings instead of trying to figure out what a god wants, perhaps we'd be better off.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:40 AM

13. Inevitably someone else is telling them what god wants so they don't have to figure it out

Close mindedness and conservative politics go together like drunk and disorderly.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:41 AM

14. Hitler

It says so right in the bible. Metaphorically. Plus there is no evidence that he didn't say he would vote for hitler, which as we now know, in this forum that is conclusive proof.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 12:00 PM

15. Just as important, how would Gatsby vote?

I mean, if we are going to ask about how literary figures would vote in 2020, at least let's talk about the cool ones.

How about Atticus Finch?

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 12:05 PM

16. Finch ended up a bitter old racist with a MAGA hat.

Sadz.

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