Friday, March 24, 2017

Republican-Fascists Should Have The Bible Thrown In Their Faces Every Single Day

So, the Republicans can't get their Trump non-Care bill through the House yet because it doesn't do enough to kill enough people, it doesn't hurt enough people, it doesn't cause enough pain to the most in need, the powerless, the least among us.

The Republican Party is the most flagrantly Anti-Christian entity in the United States in service to American Mammon, in violation of The Law, The Prophets and The Gospels it is obvious that they not only don't follow it but are actively working against those.  Yet they almost uniformly claim that they are motivated by all three when they aren't.   In order to do that and everything else they do they lie, they lie massively, they like blatantly and they lie incessantly.  And the media lie and have lied on their behalf.  The media that also mostly and with the slightest of exceptions also serve that American Mammon.

And, as it obvious with the Trump regime and the actions of House and Senate Republicans, they're more than willing, along with the American Mammon to sell off the actual country to the Russian Czar who is believed to have murdered, imprisoned, terrorized and robbed his way into being the richest man in the world, the highest Emperor in the order of Mammonites.

I could go on and on, giving detail after detail of the Republicans violations of morality and even patriotism - another thing where they go through the motions while destroying the United States and giving it to a tool of Putin - but I'm going to say something else.

In every single thing that they do Democrats should insert citations from the scriptures to point out the hypocrisy of Republicans.  And, since even most of those who thump the Bible the hardest don't seem to know it very well, actual passages.   They should put it in their faces, they should shove it down their throat, they should get it out over C-Span they should push the economic justice and social justice  in that document and force the Republicans to argue against it.   Republicans have long claimed that the Bible is the basis of the Constitution, they have claimed that it is the basis of their actions while it is absolutely obvious that other than a few ambiguous mentions of same-sex, sex, they don't have a leg to stand on.  And their personal lives show that they are hardly willing to practice the kinds of sexual restraint contained in the Bible.   And when they bring those up, it's more than possible to call them on their adulteries, divorces and remarriage, and their covert same-sex relationships that are seldom within a faithful marraige.

Neil Gorsuch, under questioning, especially by Senator Al Franken has shown that underneath the patrician, elegant, staged role as a Supreme Court member, he is as cruelly callous as any of the Roman aristocrats of the time of Jesus.  His unconcern for the poor was expressed back as far as his adolescence and, though he's covered up his youthful expression of it with Federalist-fascist, Ivy League Law School legalese, he's as much as a thug as the most thuggish members of the House "Freedom" Caucus.  So are the Republicans who put him on the Court, so is, obviously, their president who named him after he was chosen by the Federalist fascists and the American Enterprise Institute.   He is another voice on the court for Mammon, though one whose cruelty and callousness was voted down by the sitting eight members of the court.   I think he has the potential of being the cruelest, most callous justice on that court within living memory if not ever.  And he's got lots of competition in that, especially Antonin Scalia, the man who joked about the pain inflicted during a botched execution from the bench.

See Also Donald Trump's Gospel Is Not The Gospel of Jesus

What does Donald Trump teach and preach by his words and actions? Trump's behavior is the antithesis of the Gospel. He teaches so many things contrary to the Christian way of life. He is a "scandal" in the literal sense of the word; that is, a stumbling block. He impedes our own proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ.

We teach our children not to be bullies. He is a bully.

We teach our children to tell the truth. He openly lies and repeats those lies with greater and greater insistence, until they become truth in his own mind. For example, "Obama was born in Kenya."

We teach our children to be kind and respectful of others. He open mocks the disabled and belittles his opponents, e.g., "Little Marco" for Sen. Marco Rubio and "Lying Ted" for Sen. Ted Cruz.

We teach our children to be generous with the poor and the needy. He is selfish in the extreme and gives little or nothing to charity.

We teach our children not to be prejudiced on the basis of race or ethnicity or looks. He ranks women by their looks. He speaks with open racism. He stereotypes Latinos and African-Americans. Remember his remarks about Judge Gonzalo Curiel. Remember his characterizations of African-American culture and living conditions.

Jesus began his public ministry with a proclamation of the need for repentance, that is, "re-thinking" our lives. Trump has said he isn't sure that he has ever asked God for forgiveness.

In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus called on us to repent as he began his ministry. Immediately afterward, he gave us the Beatitudes. In those eight couplets, Jesus gave us the formula for Christian life.

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

Generally we take this to mean we should be "detached" from worldly goods. We don't have to dwell in poverty, but we don't measure the value of life or people by their wealth. Trump brags about his wealth. He lives ostentatiously. He sees such enormous wealth as perfectly OK, even laudatory. He does not think he needs to contribute even the socially required minimum to the commonweal, the common good, by paying his taxes. He ignores the needs of the poor.

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

Jesus meant for his followers to be empathetic, sharing in the joys and sufferings of others. If we want to be comforted by others we must mourn with them in their sorrow.

Empathy is a part of the Christian life. Donald Trump mocks people for their looks and handicaps. He mocks those who are empathetic. When Jeb Bush said immigrants come here out of love for their families whom they support, Trump mocked him.

Even by traditional standards of Republican oligarchy, Trump and the Republican-fascists who upport him are depraved.

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