Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jesus, Stephen Colbert, and Helping the Poor in 2011

Quotes from Stephen Colbert in response to recent comments by Bill O'Reilly regarding exactly what society owes to the have-nots:
  • "What I like best about Bill's  argument is its complete factual inaccuracy. Because it would be inconvenient for guys like us to repeat what Jesus actually said."
  • "For instance, if someone wants your coat, give them your cloak as well. Rich people should sell all their possessions and give the money to the poor. Plus, the fact is, Jesus was WAY beyond self-destructive; he was SELF-SACRIFICIAL."
  • "Plus, Jesus was always flapping his gums about the poor - but not once did he call for tax cuts for the wealthiest two percent of Romans."
  • "And don't forget - Jesus hung out with tax collectors and prostitutes - and no good Conservative would be caught dead with tax collectors."
  • "What really frightens me about this is now we've got a liberal Jesus seated at the right hand of the Father...
  • "Because if this is gonna be a Christian nation that DOESN'T help the poor, either we've got to pretend that Jesus is just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition - then admit that we just don't want to do it."

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Well that's why the statement was made. People know that Jesus would show compassion and wouldn't take such a heavy handed stance. So...its a way to shame those who take the stance based on Christianity.
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