Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

This Halloween Beware the Anti-Christ and his Supporters

What I don’t understand is why all Christians aren’t opposed to the death penalty and torture. Jesus himself was the victim of the death penalty: an innocent man executed by the state. The only other time Jesus was presented with the death penalty is when religious leaders brought a woman caught committing adultery before Him to be stoned to death according to the law. Jesus got her accusers to drop the issue and their stones and Jesus pardoned her. Jesus himself was the victim of torture being scourged at the pillar, crowned with thorns, stuck with a spear and nailed to a cross hanging there until he died.

Jesus never advocated the death penalty and in fact opposed it. Jesus never advocated torturing enemies and instead said that we must love our enemies and pray for our persecutors. He said this more than once as it appears in slightly different versions in different Gospels and fundamentalists believe the Bible is inerrant and therefore it couldn’t be that a particular Gospel writer got it wrong. Jesus had to have said it at least twice. So how do Bible-believing Christians square support for the death penalty and torture with their claim that they follow the teachings of Jesus? They sometimes raise the fact that the Old Testament says an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, but Jesus himself refuted that:

Ye have heard that it hath been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth; but I say unto thee, that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turned him the other also. Ye have heard that it hath it said, thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them that despitefully use you and persecute you. (Matt. 5: 38 -44)

As well as:

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Matt. 5:9)


Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy. (Matt. 5:7)

It’s clear that Jesus is anti-war, anti-death penalty and anti-torture. So Bible-believing Christians’ support for war, execution and torture of detainees is based on what? The opposite of Jesus’ teachings. And who is the opposite of Christ? The Anti-Christ. Who is the biggest proponent of war, the death penalty and torture? The president, who took us into a preemptive war, executed more people than any governor in history and fought so hard for torture and retains the right to declare anyone an enemy combatant and to define what is and what is not torture despite what the Geneva Conventions says. In short: the Anti-Christ is George W. Bush. Will Bush’s supporters be caught up in the rapture or are they caught up in their support of Christ’s opponent?

We report. You decide.

The Republicans keep saying that if the Democratic Party wins on November 7, then the terrorists will have won. But if the Republicans win on November 7, the Anti-Christ will have won. Which is worse? As the Republicans political ads say: Those are the stakes.

Vote on November 7 to put a stop to the Anti-Christ from winning.


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