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Sunday, November 07, 2004

Does Anyone Understand the Christians who Voted for Bush?

11:18 AM

Matthew 18 Coptic Scroll

Part of Matthew 17-18 on a Coptic Scroll

How on Earth did Bush gain a Christian following? How can he dare call himself a Christian. What Would Jesus Do? Well he would not have invaded Iraq on shoddy intelligence and a hunch. He would not have called the UN "irrelevant." In fact, Jesus would not have even retaliated against Al Qaeda. Jesus was a pacifist first and foremost. Here are some passages:

Thou shalt not kill (Exodus 20:13).

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Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven (Matthew 18:21-22).

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Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.... Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.... Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God....

Ye have heard that it hath been said, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth": But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also....

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you....

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men (Matthew 5-6).

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Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword (Matthew 26:52).


Note that Jesus did not explicitly say anything about executing prisoners, partial birth abortion, stem cell research, gun control, or gay marriage.

The scroll is from a library of ancient texts (neat).

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