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August 19, 2005

Liberals and religion: hypocrisy in action

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer...

Retired Lutheran minister Daniel Bruch of Live Liberal gets right to the point: "I don't know if Jesus was the first liberal, but he was an important one."

Jesus taught love, tolerance, forgiveness, charity and humility. Don't take my word for it. Read the New Testament. It's not that long. And it's not about fire-and-brimstone fundamentalism, judging one another or dominating the Earth. It outlines a philosophy based on a really radical idea: Love your creator, love yourself, love your neighbor as yourself.

When it comes to following this lesson, the current administration "is walking 180 degrees opposite of the person they call their savior," Bruch said in a phone interview.

What a bunch of hooey!

First of all the so-called “reverend” Bruch's website is a glowing example of a whitewashed sepulcher. He uses almost every definition of the word Liberal to try to paint American Liberalism as something it most definitely is not -- moral.  Notice, in the quote above, that the criteria the author gives to show that Jesus was a Liberal is that He taught love, tolerance, forgiveness, charity and humility. First of all, does that really sound like characteristics displayed by the DNC, MoveOn.org, Michael Moore, etc.? Second, the implication is that Conservatives are not loving, tolerant, forgiving,  charitable or humble -- oh and of course in the next sentence they accuse us of being judgmental. (If you didn't catch the hypocrisy there then, I'm sorry, you're probably hopelessly blind to the obvious and should hurry and go get your latest instructions from MoveOn.org)

Why is it that Liberals are constantly whining that Conservatives claim that God is on their side (in spite of no Conservative I know of ever saying such a thing) while they themselves claim, openly, brashly, with no apologies, that God is on their side? Are they really that obtuse? Okay, sorry, asking the obvious again.

And, of course, to top it off, the very people who brought us the mythical “separation of church and state” amendment lauds a Liberal minister using his religious views to claim George W. Bush is being unChristlike. Unbelievable.

Posted by Danny Carlton at August 19, 2005 09:37 AM

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