I was reading an article about political involvement of Christians. No, it wasn’t a commentary about the “Religious Right”, but rather it was a slam against the politics of the “Religious Left”. Frankly, it wasn’t all that interesting of an article, but there were a couple of comments that really made my head hurt.
One commenter in particular admitted he was no longer religious. However, he felt free to tell everyone else about what Jesus would do if He were alive today. What he seemed to believe was – er – interesting.
Apparently, if Jesus were alive today, He would be for “social justice”. You know, that thing that has gotten Glenn Beck all mixed up in controversy. Specifically, Jesus would be feeding the poor, volunteering at homeless shelters and working tirelessly for the underprivileged.
Um, sure. While I don’t believe that was the main point of the 4 Gospels, Jesus certainly did feed the poor, heal the sick and generally look out for others during His ministry. If the comments had stopped there, I wouldn’t be still scratching my head. I would still feel he missed the point, but I could have conveniently set it aside.
No, it seems that Jesus would be out there protesting. He would be attending rallies for women’s reproductive rights. He would be working for equal rights for gays.
Say, what? I have to wonder what version of the Bible supports this nonsense. Where did Jesus take on the cause of any group’s “rights”? I’d like to know where Jesus held a demonstration in the Bible. Now, Barabbas, there was a protestor!