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I like RON paul - Except his Foreign Policy I like Jesus - Except on Loving your Neighbor

I saw this on another thread and I thought that it deserves its own thread.

iaiam.com— I LIKE RON PAUL - Except his Foreign Policy I LIKE JESUS - Except on Loving your Neighbor Graphic that shows the Cognitive Dissonance of neo-con Christians, who claim to be followers of the teachings of Jesus, yet criticize Ron Paul for actually doing so. Nov 16, 2011

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I think I would want to

I think I would want to change this to say.
I like the Golden rule, except when it is for foreign policy. Ron Paul applied the Golden rule to foreign policy.

This would make someone think really, if there should be ANY reason for exceptions for the golden rule.

I made a version of this

I made a version of this great idea with the "I like Jesus except for his Golden Rule" line:

http://imgur.com/4vkTK

nice work

I hope it finds away around!

Sometimes people need to operate with

a bit in a cognitive dissonance so they can come around to some degree when they aren't ready to reject the whole paradigm.

They probably do have a way to spin their support for war as loving and peace-making. People have done that throughout time.

I don't think this poster will get through to neocons because everyone thinks they are right and just mocking them for being wrong will just have them thinking you are wrong for mocking them.

Defend Liberty!

Jesus used defense once

Even Jesus used defense once when it was right.
Jesus defended the temple, known as " the cleansing of the temple" from money changers in order to stop the corruption from outsiders. This is the only account Jesus used force thus a symbol of last resort to defend what is right.

Temple Defense Lawful.

resson, thanks for the reminding, The Maseah's action was to "defend what is right". This is based on Law, as recorded in The Torah/ The Bible. Read Psalms 15:1-5. In the 1st verse there is a question = who can enter The Temple (Mount)? Then after listing a few qualities the 5th verse says - those "who do Not lend money on interest". Since ancient times & in Canon Law usury (lending on interest) has been considered a form of robbery, and the Commandment is = "Thou shall Not steal".

Read Mark 11:15-19, After over-turning the tables /benches of the bankers, the Maseah admonished the priests, = "You have turned it (the House of worship for all nations) into a den of robbers".

Read - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Righteous_indignation
[Righteous indignation is typically a reactive emotion of anger over perceived mistreatment, insult, or malice. It is akin to what is called the sense of injustice. In some Christian doctrines, righteous indignation is considered the only form of anger which is not sinful, e.g., when Jesus drove the money lenders out of the temple. Gospel of Matthew 21]. After this verse there is mention that the obstinate priests of 'law' (who were in cahoots with bank$ters) made plans to kill Him.

Good line but...

...unfortunately, many Christians are stuck in the Old Testament.

They see the Palestinians, for example, as the equivalent to the Canaanites and Iran as being Gog and Magog (or is it Gog or Magog?) from the north. Anyway, since the Canaanites were wiped out for doing evil, their thinking is we must wipe out the "axis of evil" today before they wipe us out.

This end-times theology is unbiblical but still very popular, I'm afraid.

then

then those people aren't "christians". Jesus' sacrifice did away with the old testament teachings. The old testament is only supposed to be used to teach lessons...not to abide by.

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Except for

Thou shalt not murder? Honor thy father and thy mother? Are those done away with?

Let us not forget the one

Let us not forget the one quote I have oft repeated to myself to make me stop thinking about it..Vengeance is MINE, sayeth the Lord.

Those are all results of the

Those are all results of the Great Commandment(s) Jesus told us: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. And He said the second one is as important: love your neighbor as yourself. That is why, when put in context, the person who asked Him was asking what is the most important law, and he gave this because it encompasses all the laws like the ones you mentioned.

LOVE thy NEIGHBOUR is NOT pacifism..

Good one, though..

"I like ice cream, except for the cold".

[Edit]
Some people have a tendency to reduce "Love thy Neighbo(u)r" to single-minded pacifism, so I think I must qualify my support by saying that the good Dr is i.m.o. not some naive pacifist, and neither was JC (think of how the good Lord furiously kicked the proto-FEDishist money changers out of the Temple, by using physical force).

Kind regs from // Amsterdam //,
Richard

Good graphic. I think it

Good graphic. I think it should say "I like Jesus, except for the Golden Rule."

Cognitive dissonance on steroids

Also ignored is Matt 5:9 -- Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they shall be called the children of God.

Logic dictates that: Wrong action has to lead to wrong results; and right action has to lead to right results. Period. No exceptions.

Remember

the Nazis described their mission in Christian terms. Read the Enabling Act, for instance, and see how their deadly measures were described as Christian goals.

American Christians are doing the same exact thing: dehumanizing people and carrying out genocide.

I'm surprised there aren't anti-war protests outside of churches, because churchgoers are the majority of neoconservative support.

thanks Brazil

it was me who posted that on another thread - but it was one of my daughters who found it online and sent it to me.

I don't how how to add the photo or I would have. It's a lot more powerful with the pictures.

If you can upload the photo, please do. I think our fellow supporters in SC could also use it for the folks who have been media programmed to love war the most.

Thanks for posting that.

This is so true.
I don't know how to put the photo here neither.

WHy I am NOT

a "Christian." I have studied the life of Yeshua bin Yussef, find him to be quite inspirational, and nothing at all like any "evangelical Christian" I ever met. I made this silly decision to try to emulate Yeshua, knowing I would fall miserably short but he said "Follow me" so I thought I would try. The typical Christian is deeply offended by my decision, and that really blows my mind. I do NOT think I am Jesus, Jesus and Santa Claus are fictionalized characters based on a real person. I am a real person, and I think I am me. I try to emulate St. Nicholas some, too. When I give a gift, I try to do it from my heart with no expectation of return (although I confess, I REALLY like being thanked.)
People who claim this is a "Christian Nation" apparently have never considered what "Sodom and Gomorrah" nation might look like... I guess.
"WWJD" does NOT stand for "Where would Jesus detonate?"

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Interesting

But Yeshua also said, "Believe in Me". What is more powerful than trying to emulate Yeshua? It is asking Him to live in you by the Holy Spirit - and He does.

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." - Romans 12:18

Brilliant article that explains why we love Dr. Paul:
http://lewrockwell.com/orig12/farber-r1.1.1.html

Why I try to define Biblically first, and experience second

I can appreciate your sincerity at trying to follow/emulate the life of "Yeshua bin Yussef"; or as the Bible I read used only once by a follower; "Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph".

Phillip used the phrase to give Nathanael a geographic address and specific family reference to the lineage of David that he would recognize as fulfilling the prophesies that Phillip knew Nathanael was familiar with. "We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." John 1:45

Perhap Phillip was among the folks in Nazareth who asked about his local family ties after hearing Jesus in their sabbath gathering.

"And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. Luke 4:14-24

It was at Jesus' baptism, as all those present who witnessed hearing it could affirm, that God voiced for Himself the testimony of Jesus' real lineage as the Son of God; AND as the following verse records, of David through Mary's seed lineage, as well as Joseph's family tree, but NOT his seed. The parenthesis is from the text:

"Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph,..." Lu 3:22-23

Who Would Jesus Disciple today? Those willing to be taught of Him; rather than those who would edit and script Him after their image, while wanting to look like they worship God, as Messiah taught, "in spirit and in truth".

The neo-christi-Cons are damaging the good name of Jesus in ways far greater than those who would seem to be His enemies openly.

Here's a thoughtful song about searching for the Real Jesus among so many abusive uses of His name in society today:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNR6zcoLLfs&feature=related

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

This is good, but I always throw this out

Whats another 5 trillion dollars going to do to the National debt? That's how much the U.S has spent in Iraq.

But Iran will more likely cost twice that much, they have better weapons.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Terrific...

... I like Jesus except for...

... bless those who curse you

... do good to those who hate you...

... do not repay evil with evil...

... blessed are the peacemakers...

and the christian "pathetical" leaders endorses a warmongering torture-loving "pro-life" assassination protagonist ...

Plano TX

Great com0parison

nothing can be added

Don't waste your time trying to be right, spend it trying to get better

This would make a great bumper sticker.

Thanks for sharing!

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." - Romans 12:18

Brilliant article that explains why we love Dr. Paul:
http://lewrockwell.com/orig12/farber-r1.1.1.html