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So, here are a few concepts to discuss with a fundamental preacher, an orthodox priest, a too religious born again politician or more likely -- one of their naïve knee jerk true believers who can only regurgitate predigested ideologies.
SHOW US IN YOUR OFT QUOTED BIBLE --
Where Jesus stopped identifying with ordinary people, with widows, orphans and working families and dedicated himself to pandering to obscenely wealthy abusers and political and religious leaders who committed great enough crimes against humanity to amass vast fortunes or maintain ruthless power over people.
Where Jesus counseled us to militarize our society to fight a dozen preemptive wars against poor, dark skinned nations since World War Two, wasting our young men and women to slay foreign youngsters, in bloody, soul-searing combat that supports fascistic financiers, reactionary politicians and fundamental preachers who pretend to be true patriots.
Where Jesus insisted that modern disciples must vote for and support only those politicians who pass a radical litmus test that includes creation of a ruthless American Empire, starvation of public education, collapse of Social Security and Medicare while people are propagandized to commit spiritual, political and financial suicide in his name.
Where Jesus handed spiritual leadership of America to vocal group of immaculately coifed and heavily bejeweled women at a recent Texas Republic National Convention who stood and chanted for fifteen minutes: We are real Americans -- we are only true Christians, to cheers of their clapping fascist oil barons, reactionary politicians and fundamental preachers.
Where Jesus changed his message that we must pay for benefits of civilization by giving to Caesar that which belongs to Caesar and by giving to God, that which belongs to God -- to one of increasing wealth of a greedy elite that benefit from living virtually tax free in a stable civilization paid for by working people politicians tax inequitably.
Where Jesus revised his teachings that only way to please God is by serving humanity and protecting our world -- accepting pretense that when people compete ruthlessly, ripping everything possible from weaker persons and ravaging earth, seizing obscene amounts of wealth, a secular miracle occurs in which all people live better than by cooperating.
Where Jesus decided that global capitalism with a few rich families getting richer through a ruthless lifestyle, is blessed by a God who perceives American aristocracy as much more deserving than all those increasingly hard pressed people of a looming American collapse who are being outsourced, computerized, and battered into bankruptcy.
Where Jesus stopped being a flaming revolutionary who put such pressure on wicked political and religious leaders of his day that they murdered him and became a shill of ruthless aristocracy for whom personal power, prestige, pleasure and possessions are more important than patriotism, spiritual development and support of persons who are not driven so compulsively by bleeding neurotic wounds in their souls.
Until fundamental preachers answer these questions and show us in Bible where Jesus made these changes in his message of faith, hope and love, aristocracy and their ruthless political and religious hirelings have lost all legitimacy to speak for God and for Church of Lord Jesus Christ and should be treated as narcissistic frauds. When Jesus’ entire message is ruthlessly altered and compromised, fundamental clergy have no right to teach anyone anything of importance.
Jard DeVille wrote the core evangelism program in use by the Seventh-day Adventist Church that is growing by some million new members annually. Visit our site at http://www.fulfillmentforum.com Permission to use is granted if attributed to author and his website.