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    “It’s Maryland, we can’t expect much”

    “It’s Maryland, we can’t expect much”

    So says Michael:

    It’s Maryland, we can’t expect much; although I do wonder if the owner realizes Christian Democrats are usually on the conservative side the political spectrum…

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    Observer | March 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    As a Christian, it offends me when people claim Jesus would have been a member of their political party (regardless of which party they’re in). Jesus was not a politician. He was also not a “community organizer.”

    Jesus was a rabbi, a great spiritul teacher. Jesus told us to love one another. He never told us to “punish our enemies” or “get in their faces” or “bring a gun to a knife fight.” And can anyone imagine Jesus supporting a law allowing babies born alive after botched abortions to be denied medical care?

    It’s hard to imagine Jesus wanting to have anything to do with any of the political parties in the U.S. today. He’d probably react to them with the same anger and disgust He displayed when He overturned the tables of the corrupt money-changers in the temple in Jerusalem.

    Jesus respected individual dignity. Jesus recognized an intrinsic value in human life. Jesus did not support redistributive change (i.e. involuntary exploitation). Jesus did not support retributive change. Jesus did not support denigration of individual dignity. Jesus recognized that dissociation of risk causes corruption, which is why both the rich and poor were held accountable for their actions. Jesus certainly was not pro-abortion or pro-choice. Jesus did not support premeditated murder without cause and without due process. Jesus did not support normalization of dysfunctional behaviors. His father’s prime directive was to be fruitful and multiply.

    Jesus was not a Democrat. Jesus was not a generational liberal. Jesus may have been a Republican in principle, but probably not in practice. Jesus was likely to be an American conservative in principle, but probably not in practice.

    That said, it’s probably best to judge Jesus by his own words.


     
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    Henry Hawkins | March 17, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I’m neither Catholic nor Democrat and couldn’t know, but haven’t a lot of older Catholics been pulling the lever for Dems since JFK, the first Catholic president? Once established, most folks don’t change party affiliation.


       
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      n.n in reply to Henry Hawkins. | March 18, 2013 at 12:10 am

      They do tend to be conservative, but not necessarily American conservative, don’t they. The worst offenders are rebels with a cause and without a clue (i.e. generational rebels). Ironically, they are very fixed in their ways.


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