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Response to NoJusticeNoPeace (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 10:39 AM

106. It depends on how you interpret the Bible and how you interpret

what your conscience tells you. If you are a cold-hearted asshole who learned from the time you were born that Christianity means, first and foremost, to hate the gays, followed by controlling every aspect of the lives of women and laughing at the poor and telling them to suck it up, then you would believe Jesus only cares for the poor by making damn sure they never get a dime from you or anyone in your area.

If you believe that Jesus was more relaxed and groovy and believed in loving people and helping the poor and even loving gays and women without constantly demeaning all of the above, the other Christians will call you a heathen and tell you that you are going to Hell. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200 (because no conservative is ever going to give you money anyhow, the tight asses). In reality, it just means you are liberal Christian and probably not an asshole, although that is not a 100% litmus test. The only 100% litmus test is that conservatives are all assholes.

What Jesus actually had to say is varied, according to which book of the Bible or even which verse you are reading at the time. So, go with your gut. If you think our tax dollars should go to the 99% who are struggling and being laughed at by the 1%, please vote for the politicians that so many on DU tell you are too liberal to ever win, even in a parallel universe. If you think gays don't deserve rights, women should STFU pronto, men are oh-so downtrodden to the point that women are laughing at them and getting away with it and that making less money is no big deal, and the poor should just shut up and die, then well, either you wouldn't be at DU or you wouldn't be here long, because the rest of us can smell a troll like that a mile away.

In other words, there really is no one answer. Both sides of the issue get to call themselves Christians. The rest of us have to either scratch our heads and figure out which one is which and keep on guard to keep from getting our asses kicked for being DFHs or GLBTS or women or poor, or just hate all Christians, which is really no fun once you have met some of the more groovy, relaxed non-hatemonger ones.

Or you could just be a half-assed barely practicing agnostic like me and not give a shit* one way or the other most of the time.

*Except when I read shit like this and my head damn near explodes. Those poor little girls:
http://m.arktimes.com/arkansas/a-child-left-unprotected/Content?oid=3691164

See? The conservatives won't even take care of their own kids. They are that bad.

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