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Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

“Supply-Side Jesus”

Al Franken was more creative than I am this morning.  Besides, the “gospel” in certain politicans’ rhetoric about how to fix America’s unemployment crisis really does resemble this sometimes:
YouTube Preview Image  Like the other day when Rick Perry told the New York Times that he “doesn’t care” that his tax proposal, (which would dramatically lower taxes on the richest Americans and increase the burden for the lower and middle classes), would only increase steadily rising income inequality.  Hmm.  To echo some of Jon Stewart’s sentiments, does Perry feel the same way about the some 234 people executed, including juveniles, since he became governor of Texas eleven years ago?

  • Kristina Robb-Dover

    Hi Kristen, Thanks for sharing the video. I’m struck by what the boy sings, that Jesus “didn’t die for his sins” but rather to help the oppressed, etc…I’m not sure I agree with this premise, (why can’t Jesus die both for my sins and for the oppressed?), but it’s certainly a provocative statement. And, you make some very helpful observations about the often demonic mix of religion and politics. Thanks for reading! Kristina

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kristen B

    Politics and religion are only intertwined because of human foible. It’s man’s natural hunger for power and a way to retain it through deception. So you act like you’re a man (or woman) of God, and people accept you. You may even be able to accept you, to deceive yourself.

    This tale is as old as time. It’s a tale of greed and desire to control. Control is easiest when you convince someone through deception, and you can say anything is for the morality of the core of the people and there will be someone who believes you.

    It reminds me of this video I recently came across– it’s a cute little song about how Jesus and his followers actually Occupy Jerusalem.

    Anyways, here it is: http://youtu.be/a6akkb_afqs

    Which, it has a point.

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