Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ON RELIGION -- THE BEATITUDES

I love to surf the Internet and do so on religious issues at times about which I write for others to contemplate too. I was talking to a friend about Christianity and told her when I was in college I had a flirtation with Christianity because I was politically very left of center more than even now. I loved the peace and the love message of Christianity and thought then maybe Christ's message had reason and that he had purpose. We talked about the "Beatitudes" of which there are 8. They are enumerated below.  I have questions at the end of them:

"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.


Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.


Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.


Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.


Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.


Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.


Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."


How on this earth can the religious fundamentalist extremist right wing square their beliefs with that. Santorum, Huckabee, Carson surely Trump who is NO Christian or any other right wing fanatic of which white supremacists haters are among them who claim to be Christian when all the Beatitudes that allegedly came from Christ's own mouth at the Sermon on the Mount sound more like liberal sentiment than they do the "conservative" right. It is why Christianity appealed to me then so many years ago.

Christ allegedly overthrew the money changers in the Temple but the Republican Party is the Party of big money and big religion is about big money. This Jew is asking how does the essence of Christianity square with modern day hateful Republican political Christian thought? I think these things are the seeming hypocrisies, another thing Christ loathed -- hypocrites. The Republican Party is FILLED with them.

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