Good afternoon all! I hope everyone is doing well today. I’m going down again in some murky water today. I’m going to talk about Republican Jesus. Now Republican Jesus (RJ for the rest of the article), from what I have seen and read is a white male with a strong hatred for minorities, LGBQT, basically anyone not white. He’s also a Capitalist and knows that the USA is the only country that can make sense of this crazy world. He would totally against socialized medicine, education for all and let’s be honest, anything that involves people helping each other. RJ doesn’t believe in science, thinks birth control is a sin and that that the world is about 6000 years old. Sounds like a Hell of a guy, huh? Well if you listen to evangelicals and Republicans like Mike Pence, this is the Jesus people should follow. I’ll have to give Republicans credit, they can warp and twist anything to their own insane beliefs.
Now I need to let you know where I am coming from with this post to give some perspective. I’m not religious at all. I’m an atheist. Most of my life has been spent thinking that anyone foolish enough to follow a magic man in the sky, can’t be rowing with both oars in the water. I have soften my stance as I’ve gotten older and I can see there is a difference between someone who screams about how their God is the only God compared to the people who genuinely have a faith that pushes them and gives them comfort. There is a distinct difference. Once someone spouts out hate and bile about anyone different than they are, that’s when you have crossed over into a religion of hate.
How did it get to this point? How did we get to a point where Donald Trump is considered a good person by any percentage of so called “religious” people? I believe it is a mixture of ignorance, fear, homophobia, a blind love of Capitalism at any cost. Politics play so much into this as well. When you mix politics and religion you end up with the kid playing the banjo in the movie “Deliverance”. RJ is the result of all the bad that is in people. I don’t think anyone but a Republican Jesus would put kids in cages, profit from that and laugh all the way to the bank. I can’t see Jesus of Nazareth being anything like these people reflect. If anything Jesus would be kicking these guys out of office.
I think Jesus’ teachings are good. I think that one could live a peaceful life just following what he taught. I personally don’t believe the religious aspects of him, but I think there is a wonderful philosophy there that can serve people. To take it and twist it and ignore so much of it, just rile up ignorant people is horrible. RJ is the sum of all hatred and fear in man. Don’t let him win. Try to be good to each other. Help your fellow human out on this crazy road. Sprinkle a little understanding in your life. Think and feel. There’s too much anger out there as it is.