Friday, December 17, 2010

Glenn Beck Claims that Jesus Christ Opposed Social Justice

Oh, and here I thought that last one was the topper. Silly me.

Glenn Beck Claims that Jesus Christ Opposed Social Justice

Does this mean I only have to love the people who deserve it? -- or who can afford it?


Kevin Scheunemann said...

Christ encouraged "cheerful giving".

Taxation is not "cheerful giving".

So if its "social justice" using the force of government, there is an argument that Christ may not embrace "social justice" in that context. I don't know anyone that is cheerfully giving money to this wasteful government, especially at the Federal level.

If it's "social justice" done cheerfully giving ones time, talent, and treasures, voluntarily, and in the context of cheerfully demonstrating one's Christian faith....Christ fully encouraged that kind of "social justice".

The more "social justice" that government takes responsibility for; tends to make citizens feel less responsible to help one's fellow man on an individual basis, especially in the secular world. So bigger government can work against the "social justice" that Christ encouraged. (Especially when that government has a bugaboo about funding any charity with the word "Christian" attached to it.)

Is this, perhaps, why progressives dislike Christianity?

Just asking.

Hanny said...

(sigh) It annoys me when people start talking about the Bible, without any knowledge of it, to further their own political agendas. Glenn Beck is someone who only wants to stir people up and create chaos and anger in exchange for ratings.
It's obvious that Beck has no idea what's in the Gospels, and wouldn't know Jesus's intentions any more than he knows anybody else's.
On an interesting side-note, Beck went to high school in Bellingham, WA, where I live.