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In biblical scripture was Jesus a liberal, conservative, neither, both, or something else?

 
 
Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 02:18 am
1. This thread is not about whether or not someone believes in Christianity. Some people believe in Christianity and some people don't. That is not the topic of this thread.

2. I am merely posing this hypothetical question because Christianity is often brought up in American Politics and possibly in other countries as well.

3. If you were to base your answer on biblical scriptures:

Would Jesus today be seen as a democrat, a republican, a libertarian, a liberal, a progressive, an independent, far left, far right, center left, center right, left of center, right of center, in the middle, or something else?
 
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 05:02 am
@Real Music,
Pragmatic pacifist, with a dose of magic to solve those really tough problems like how to give everyone wine when all you have is water.
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hightor
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 06:35 am
@Real Music,
I don't think we can put contemporary political labels on people who lived 2000 years ago. Besides, the documentary evidence is, at best, all second hand and much of it is self-contradictory. He was a religious reformer who ran afoul of the authorities and was basically lynched for his efforts. I don't see any thing which can be related to present day political positions.
najmelliw
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 06:48 am
@Real Music,
He would clearly be pro-life. Also, he seems to resent capitalism in it's truest form (he chased the moneylenders out of the temple square). He seemed to have a special affinity for minorities(widows, heathens, tax collectors, lepers).

He seems to be a pragmatist, at least where it comes to religious doctrine. He has clashed several times with religious authority figures while reinterpreting the law as set forth in the Thora(not working on the Sabbath, for instance).

So based on all that, it's clear that he would be in Camp Trump, because Obama is Satan reborn and Hillary Clinton is Satan's wh*re, or so I have been informed numerous time on this here forum. Meanwhile, Trump is so incredibly saintlike and holy that he could bless kittens by merely cupping them in his hands. I bet Jesus would voluntarily become a student of Trump, to learn how to be as good and noble as that man is.
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revelette1
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 07:17 am
To get into the spirit of the question: I think a progressive leftist with a lot of compassion. I mean just consider the parable of the Lilly. On the other hand, he did say to some that he preached first to the Jew and then to the Gentile and said a parable about dogs eating the meat from the table.
Lash
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 08:46 am
Jesus was Bernie, only more pissed and a risk-taker, so bold, that only miracles kept him alive to 33.
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Lash
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 08:52 am
@revelette1,
He was the primary administrator of Jew Lives Matter re that passage.
revelette1
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 09:34 am
@Lash,
No, that was kinda weird, Lash. Jesus did according to prophets, the good news was meant to be told to the Jews first and then to the Gentiles.

That parable was somewhat politically incorrect but it meant you wouldn't feed the dogs before you fed your family.
Lash
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 10:14 am
@revelette1,
Yeah, it went over your head.

The quote compares to the ethos of BLM.

revelette1
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 10:19 am
@Lash,
Rolling Eyes
Lash
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 10:42 am
@revelette1,
Brilliant analysis!
revelette1
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 10:48 am
@Lash,
Thank you, I do try.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 11:34 am
@hightor,
Quote:
I don't think we can put contemporary political labels on people who lived 2000 years ago. Besides, the documentary evidence is, at best, all second hand and much of it is self-contradictory. He was a religious reformer who ran afoul of the authorities and was basically lynched for his efforts. I don't see any thing which can be related to present day political positions.

Yes, your point is valid. This is only hypothetical. In American politics, political figures often claim they are governing by their Christian values. When these political figures bring up their Christian values, they seem to only bring it up when it involves abortion and gay marriage. I personally have read some parts of the bible. I am no expert on bible text and I will not pretend to be so. I do seem to remember reading biblical scripture teaching mankind to help the poor, help the sick, and to not be judgmental toward one another.

I don't seem to remember political figures bringing up their Christian value on topics such as: Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamp program, Housing Assistance programs, Social Security, and various other programs that help the sick, the needy, and the poor. I don't seem to remember political figures bringing up Christian values when passing tax laws that benefits the wealthy while simultaneously weakening the programs that actually help the sick, the needy, and the poor.
Lash
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 12:08 pm
@Real Music,
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I approve that message!

One of the happiest political events Iโ€™ve ever witnessed was Bern talking to the kids at Bob Jones University about Jesusโ€™ life and his interpretation of Christianity.

Bold, unadulterated truth is a compelling thing.

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