We’re coming toward that time of year when we recall that Jesus was betrayed and executed by state authorities, in collaboration with religious leaders.
How fitting that American evangelicals are lining up to shine the shoes of Mr Two Corinthians himself.
Collaborationists par excellence.
Here’s a good survey of the evangelical landscape from the Daily Beast.
Reclaiming Jesus of Nazareth
I’ll lend my support to efforts to liberate Jesus of Nazareth from the evangelicals. Let them have their “Christ,” whoever that is.
Here’s Jesus for real – Luke 18: 10-14:
“Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get. (‘And I voted for Donald Trump twice!’)
But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ (‘I voted for Hillary…’)
“I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other.
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”