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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 09:07 PM

34. Indeed. Ayatolla Pence.

Christianist Sharia Law.

I look at those religious figures, especially the Jesus-y ones. Didn't they study the same Scripture I studied in Catholic school? Didn't they study the words attributed to Our Lord? Only two Commandments - 1) "Love God." 2) "Love thy neighbor as thyself." Does this new law conform to that Holy Word - in ANY way? Did Jesus die on the cross just for straight people? I happen to believe that, just statistically, one of the 12 apostles was probably gay. Just by the numbers. Sheesh - there were other reviled people among the 12 apostles. Including at least one tax collector - which as I was taught, was an example of a really despised and resented member of that community back in that day. He told a parable about "The Good Samaritan." Samaritans were hated and looked down upon, as I was taught, yet Christ held a Samaritan up as the good guy in one of His best-known parables. He liked the down-trodden. He cited a poor widow hiding in shame in the shadows at the side of the Temple, embarrassed that she had only a couple of pennies to drop in the collection plate, while the bombastic show-off rich guy paraded down the center aisle to make sure EVERYBODY could see the huge bag of money he was handing in - I believe it was the widow's donation that Jesus said was far more pleasing to the Eye of God. He hung out with the poor and the outcast, the riffraff, the lepers - whom EVERYBODY avoided.

I DO NOT profess to know or understand the Mind of God, or the fullness of the Word of Jesus. However, I do find myself wondering if perhaps He might be hated by all these individuals in the photo if He were in our midst today.

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