Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Cal Thomas attacks churches for belief in social justice

From Republican nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas's March 14 column:

There is no biblical expectation that a "fallen" world can, should or will be improved prior to the return of the One to whom evangelicals are supposed to owe their complete allegiance.

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The first description of Satan [in the Bible] is that he is "subtle." (Genesis 3:1) Another translation says "crafty." Satan tempts to do what seems good. Liberal churches have long believed in a doctrine of salvation through works, as if helping the poor was the chief responsibility of government and an end in itself, rather than a means for individuals to communicate the love of God to poor people.

4 Comments:

Blogger Paradigm Shifter said...

I am not sure what to make of this. Let me first tell Mr. Thomas that:

“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies."

from Shakespeare's Hamlet

Mr. Thomas shoud stick to Rush Limbaugh's talking points and stay away from esoteric doctrine.

The bottom line is Christ gave all of his posseions away and encouraged all of his followers to do the same. Christ through the money changers out of the temple. Christ had no concern for material wealth, only spiritual wealth. Christ is recorded as saying:

"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" (Matthew 19:24).

Sorry Mr. Thomas but Christ was a liberal...how it must pain you to hear that I can only imagine.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Paradigm Shifter said...

I would just like to add a little more....This is from the article:

"In his March 14 column, nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas attacked the "religious left" for attempting to "sway evangelicals into embracing its social agenda" and drew a parallel between "liberal churches" who preach "a doctrine of salvation through works" and Satan's "tempt[ing] to do what seems good.""

From: http://mediamatters.org/items/200503160007

Again, I feel sorry for you Mr. Thomas. Perhaps you need to read your bible again. Read the story about the Good Samaritin again Mr. Thomas and what Jesus said about him.

You wannabe conservative Republican Neo-Cons think you can co-opt the world into your twisted philosophies on life. Well you can't. There's just too many of us.

I say "wannabe conservative" because you republicans LOVE big government and wasteful spending as long as it only invovles the military or benefits large corporations. A true conservative, as I consider myself to be wants limited government in ALL FORMS not just a chosen few forms.

You Republicans cringe at the thought of government spending any money on education or social programs but laud the billion dollar deficit spending for military purposes. It's tragic.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Kenny said...

The guy is a real jackass.

The reason I posted this is because this guy is a mainstream Republican. He on Fox's "After Hours," and "Fox News Watch". This is the real face of modern Republicanism.

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Liberal AND Proud said...

"The guy is a real jackass."

NO...the man is evil.

11:39 AM  

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