It is amazing to me how some of those who claim to embrace christian conservative principles can spout religion in one breath and hatred for the president, the democrats, liberals and progressives with the next breath.
But I guess these things which probably ought not be “are” and I guess there isn’t all that much that can be done to change things.
People will be people after all and people have their little quirks just like any other creatures.
Take some of the supposedly “christian” right wingers who seem to be forever proclaiming their undying love for The Lord and who get elected, go to Washington and spend days, months and years trying to cut out as many programs designed to help the poor and fiscally challenged as they can lay their hand on.
I guess something happens to a person when they get elected and finally find themselves in the middle of actually having to make governing kinds of decisions.
Maybe some of the problem lies with all those rich lobbyists over there on “The Hill” with their many little bags of alluring temptations seeking favor from the giddy, wide-eyed and wet-behind-the-ears newbies.
You know, if you happen to have a Bible handy, you might look into 3 John 2 and find out that one of the earliest christian types actually prayed for people to be prosperous and to enjoy good health.
This early beneficient soul probably would have approved of some kind of universal health care program because of the emphasis on “prayer” in connection with “Health.”
I think a guy like that one could probably be counted on to consider the many benefits of the affordable health care act and would not have worked his virtual tail end off trying to get it defeated,overturned, delayed, destroyed – etc., etc., if it had been available at that period in history.
Nope! I think here was one “christian” who actually had enough compassion for others in his heart that he would have been a willing, avid and even enthusiastic supporter of “Obama Care” because there were an awful lot of both sick people and less-than-wealthy folks back in those days in the area where all this took place.
If that early “saint” could have had any kind of power to influence the course of events in the area in which he practiced his ministry, I am sure he would have heartily endorsed the very same kind of free health care clinics that Jesus originally set up – - – clinics where everyone with any kind of physical or mental malady could come, receive treatment that actually cured people and no one who visited one of these clinics would have ever been required to part with a dime of their hard-earned money. I should think this set up would have been heartily endorsed and embraced by most right wingers if there had been any such thing back then as the right wing.
In Psalm 34:10, we learn that someone else was aware that people who sought their daily bread from The Lord had absolute assurance they would never be without anything they might have need of.
I am assuming that the person who wrote that particular Psalm must have had a lot of Liberal leanings because The Lord Himself is defined here in the most Liberal terms possible to imagine or to utter with the tongue.
So in my opinion, the application of Psalm 34:10 for the era in which we live…. the here and now…. this very moment . . .might be more on the order of: “It is fine to seek what you need from The Lord, but don’t dare ask a radical right-winger for anything because you might be told to go out and dig and scrape and provide for your own needs because the government that works so hard to give the richest 1% most of the goodies just simply cannot afford to help ordinary, everyday – - -”commoners.”
Unless, of course, some “Master” might see fit to drop a crumb or two from an over-laden table – - that is!
And I am pretty sure that if a modern “Master” drops a crumb from a table, you can be damned sure the “Master” is going to get something in return for that- – - “sacrifice.”
Posted by John Liming at 1:07 PM