Does nobody ready this?

Somebody surely thought something about my last blog. I know the use of the word “socialism” is an EXTREME oversimplification and not even accurate, but it’s just using the rhetoric that I hear on the news. Nevertheless, I still think it’s a valid point! Why are Christians so up in arms over the health reform when they should be giving their money to help needy people anyway? And don’t tell me the people who go on government health plans aren’t needy or could be doing more to help themselves. Most of the people I work with don’t have health insurance. Hell, I don’t think most of my family has health insurance. And we’re all hard workers. It makes me mad to read the inflammatory statements made on Facebook about this without having any idea WHY the person believes it’s such a bad move. It seems so inconsistent with what their worldview should be. Which, though it’s a completely different topic, is usually a little more Americanized than Jesus would approve of I’m pretty sure….

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5 thoughts on “Does nobody ready this?

  1. Hey, I took a break from the internet for an extended period so I missed these posts. And unfortunately I don’t have any insights on the inflammatoriness except plain old … possessiveness. I mean, if you think of America as “Christian,” it’s pretty confusing, but if you think of America as a country full of people living divided lives (i.e., “morality” on the upper plane of life and “practicality” on the middle and lower planes) then it makes so much sense. I think most Christians are so immersed in the consumer lifestyle, the capitalist lifestyle (in which “profit” is the goal of all active pursuits, not any kind of real character development), that sharing stuff just doesn’t make any sense. it doesn’t fit with the way their lives work. and I’m not exempt from that, either … but it’s a lot easier for me to understand a sharing lifestyle than most people I know.

    have you heard much about the “new monasticism” stuff that’s going on in “the church,” these days? it’s pretty interesting.

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  2. Well, America is certainly not a Christian nation; the government is supposed to be areligious anyway. I don’t think that’s a word. But regardless, the men who started the country made it obvious that it’s not supposed to support any one religion. That said, I absolutely agree that Christians today are more Westernized than they are, well, practicing Christians. I just really wish they would either stop calling themselves Christians because they’re embarrassed at being such hypocrites, or start thinking about the implications and following in suit. I really hate hypocrisy.

    (And the reason I posted this in the first place is because I saw comments by people I know are “practicing Christians” all over Facebook saying things that I just don’t understand how they can possibly justify, giving Jesus’ stance on the way people should live.)

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  3. yeah, politics is just weird. how totally inflammatory it is, I mean, just having an opinion is like, whoa. additionally, per the separation of church and state comments, you should hear people around here scream and cry when the federal government threatens to take down the 10 commandments from a local courtroom if they don’t take it down themselves. oh it’s all so — !

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  4. I just want to pound some sense into people’s heads, but that never works. Which is why I don’t debate or argue about politics or religion. Everyone has their set ideas, and typically refuses to listen to reason.

    The only reason I posted this is because I thought I had a good point! Agh!!

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  5. WELL YOU DID. You DO. Have a great point. If only everyone would admit that all we have is “good points,” that no-one person has a corner on The Political Truth (For This and All Time). If people would just not feel like they know everyone else’s Secret Plan for the Ruination of the World. I mean geez.

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