Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Does anybody remember the phrase "Compassionate Conservatives"?

I've become more and more frustrated at how the Republican conservatives claim their Christian identity, as if they are on some type of higher ground than Democrats.

Like sheep, they bleet the same thing over and over again... "Prayer In Schools" (I'm thinking, what about prayer in homes?), "Make Abortions Illegal" (I'm thinking, why not focus on forcing "deadbeat parents" to pay their child support? Put forth effort for employment and education which allows families to support themselves? Work on providing affordable health care?), and similar messages which don't make sense.

So, if the Republican right feel as if they are the true Christians, then what do they think about the following:
Christian Principles
The Christian Paradox: How a faithful nation gets Jesus wrong
God's Politics: Why the Right gets it Wrong, and the Left doesn't get it

The Republican Right seem to feel that they have the claim on Christianity, they keep refering to their personal guidance from God and Jesus, repeatedly state "God bless you", and tell us all how they are "praying" for the families they've shattered through their decisions and policies...

Please consider the following:

"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits."

Matthew 7:15-20

"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control."

Galatians 5:22-23

"False Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, as so to mislead, if possible, even the elect."

Matthew 24:24

"For what is really sad is you and your lying. You are twisting My words and inventing 'Messages from the Almighty' that I didn't speak."

Jeremiah 23:9-36

"The ancient prophets who preceded you and me spoke against many nations, always warning of war, famine and plague. So a prophet who foretells peace has the burden of proof on him to prove that God has really sent him."

Jeremiah 28:8-9

"And what sadness is ahead for those praised by the crowds - for false prophets have always been praised!"

Luke 6:26

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