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Friday, May 05, 2006

When Christians Babble...

Source: Bustedhalo (babbling bolded for your reading pleasure)
Borders and laws are manmade constructs. When God looks down on his creation I imagine he doesn't see the lines, fences and border crossings that humans have made. For thousands of years people have migrated in search of more land, water, food and opportunity. We are not going to solve the problem of illegal immigration by continually shouting they are breaking the law.

Your analogy of claiming space in the wealthier side of town doesn't wash. In the U.S. we have opportunities for change that many millions do not have for economic, political and sociological reasons. We have to accept that the U.S. has been and most likely will continue to be a beacon of hope for the downtrodden of the world.

If we are really the Christian nation that so many like to proclaim then we really need to start acting like it. The vast majority of people in the world do not have the opportunity to live fully and completely the lives they were created for because of corruption and poverty. Our laws need to be more flexible in allowing people to migrate here for work so that they can feed their families.

Yes, we need to have more control over the flow of people into this country. But we also need to make changes within the business community and the federal and state governments. Everyone needs the opportunity to make a living wage in this country citizen or not. Everyone needs access to healthcare and the opportunity for education whether they are illegal or not. That would be the Christian thing to do.
Actually no, It's the stupid thing to do, a very different thing. Jesus never commanded us to hand our nation away to anyone who can manage to cross the border illegally or squeeze out a baby on our soil. In fact, I have this hazy memory from my Lutheran school upbringing, something about obeying laws, even if it's uncomfortable.

But of course this individual follows what I like to refer to as the "Hippie Jesus." The Hippie Jesus has none of those pesky rules and is the ultimate softie. Unlike the Jesus actually located in the scriptures.

Oddly enough I was accosted by a lesbian-anarchist-master degree holding-doofus tonight who asked me all these same questions. Here's how I responded...

Have you ever seen the picture of Jesus with the lamb hung around his shoulders?

She replied "Um, yes, I'm a Catholic."

"What does that image mean to you?" I asked.

"That Jesus loves everybody no matter what and lifts them up." She responded, the light of hippieness shining in her anarcho-lesbian eyes.

"Um, no." I responded. "In fact it has a very specific meaning. In Jesus time when lambs would run away from their shephards the shephards would break the lambs legs and carry it on his shoulders so the lamb would imprint on him and stop running away."

Her anarcho-lesbian eyes welled with tears at my unspeakable cruelty and temerity in speaking the, you know, truth (gasp!). She walked slowly away, her anarcho-lesbian shoulders slumped in defeat at my stubborn nastiness.

If you enjoy making anarcho-lesbian-hippies cry as much as I do (and I really, really do) remember this, hippies and leftists generally live a fact free existence, when confonted by facts their only recourse is to wander forlornly away leaving you free of both their irritating presence AND as a special bonus the reek of patchouli.

Have a nice day Hippy!

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