Church.

Via on Jun 9, 2012

Disrespect for equal rights, for fair trade practices, for the environment, for peace? Yup, it’s a Republican thang.

 

PS: I’m a knee-jerk liberal (clearly) and loved all those I knew at Sunday School, as a child…the aphorism about how close we are to God, or Jesus’ love being defined only by the kindness in our hearts is my maxim. We have three kind, deeply-serious (and fun) long-time Christian columnists on this site, and welcome more. I posted the above Somee Card simply because, well, as so many of these cards are, it’s funny, and yet points out some silliness in ourselves and our culture and our self-seriousness. ~ ed.

 

Bonus: about 40% of the comments on Pinterest disagree with the above notion (most do agree):

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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12 Responses to “Church.”

  1. Mamaste says:

    Just intro'd on FB to : Culture, Spirituality, Enlightened Society & Funny.

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  3. Mark Ledbetter says:

    He wasn't a socialist and he didn't actually tell people to pay taxes. If you interpret 'render unto Ceasar' to mean 'support the war machine and govt oppression by paying your fair share' well, I don't think you are actually getting Jesus's message.

  4. Mark Ledbetter says:

    PS, just saw the subscript under the pink box on the things Republicans disrespect. If you include disrespecting 'peace' as a Republican thang, well your partisanship is blinding you. Foreign wars and the mil-Indus complex are a joint project between Reps and Dems.

  5. Mark Ledbetter says:

    Wars tend to be partisan. Dems oppose Rep wars. Reps oppose Dem wars.

    Yes, In general, Dems make slightly less aggressive imperialists and militarists than Reps. Hardly anything to get excited about. It's kinda like, Mussolini is better than Hitler! Go Mussolini!

    Outside of D. Cucinich, I see not a word from Dems about dismantling the military-industrial complex or closing all foreign bases. To the contrary, they happily raised the military budgets.

  6. Mark Ledbetter says:

    I also have to quibble about Pastor Tate's commendable but mis-guided effort to be open-minded in the new picture above. God, IMO, does not prefer. He does not exclude atheists from his love but he doesn't exclude hateful Christians either. "We are all equal in the eyes of God."

    Good day, all! Hope you find a bit of peace today.

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