Simply a discussion of this asinine world we are in. A viewpoint
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Jesus was very upset with hypocrisy. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 23 is quite clear in this regard.
Without question, far too many Americans who call themselves Christians, would meet Jesus’ definition of hypocrite.
What are a few examples of the types of beliefs and/or actions
of certain of our citizens which would cause Jesus to consider them to
Following are just a few:
We deplore the destruction of the world’s rainforests by other
nations yet we continue to destroy our own native forests at an alarming
We deplore terrorism when perpetrated upon us by foreign powers
but we continue to use terrorism against innocent civilians both at home
We say that we care about the health, welfare, and education of
our children, yet we imprison them in sterile windowless schools and
supply them with junk food and caffeine laced soft drinks.
We say that we care about animal welfare and make donations to
animal shelters yet we continue our ravenous appetite for factory raised
animals which have been abused and then slaughtered in the most
inhumane fashion imaginable.
We say that we care about honesty and integrity in government
yet we continue to elect persons who whore themselves to the highest
bidder when they take office.
In surveys we declare that we mostly watch educational
programming but video store rental records indicate that violence and
We loudly declare our allegiance to God, honesty and integrity
on Sunday, but by Monday are busily lying, cheating, and conning others
with the justification that, “that’s business”.
We proclaim that we care about the poor, hungry and homeless but
when it comes time to help them we declare them to be lazy and
worthless and unworthy of help.
We get angry when we hear about the death penalty carried out in
Third World dictatorships yet we cry for blood and the death penalty in
our so-called civilized nation, even knowing that as many as 1 in 10
persons killed by the state are totally innocent of the crime.
We pontificate about the abuse of women in the Third World, yet
we work to deny women their basic freedom to plan their families and
have dominion over their own bodies while our own Supreme Court has
recently ruled that it is ok to strip search women and lock them up for
failing to wear a seat belt.
We call ourselves conservationists yet we continue to waste our
precious resources like no other nation in the history of the planet.
We call ourselves patriots and defenders of freedom and in the
next breath call for more and more police powers over our lives.
We proclaim that we should throw drug users and dealers in
super-max torture chambers yet we ply our bodies with dangerous
prescription pain killers, muscle relaxers, tranquilizers, sleeping
pills. We subsidize the growing of the killer narcotic, nicotine and
swig huge quantities of booze.
We call ourselves a Christian nation yet if Jesus were to return
today He would have a hard time finding many people who He could
identify as a Christian by their actions.