Thursday, September 4, 2008

Blasphemy on the Left

Several left-leaning sites and people are engaging in the reserved elitist substitute for thigh-slapping and guffawing over a would-be clever line some wag has come up with:

"Jesus was a community organizer, and Pontius Pilate was a governor."

Three quick things before I head out to choir practice (wonderful music today! Where Charity and Love Prevail, Love Divine all Loves Excelling, and the Mozart Ave Verum Corpus among others!!):

1. When you compare Barack Obama to Jesus, doesn't it strike you that all you're doing is reinforcing those pesky rumors that you see the man as a Messianic figure?

2. Don't you think it's just a tad blasphemous, not to mention ridiculously inaccurate, to reduce the role of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Son of God who came to Earth to suffer and die on behalf of sinful humanity, to a late twentieth/early twenty-first century professional political agitator?

3. Compare and contrast the following:

Community organizer: The leaders and organizers of the Industrial Areas Foundation build organizations whose primary purpose is power - the ability to act - and whose chief product is social change. They continue to practice what the Founding Fathers preached: the ongoing attempt to make life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness everyday realities for more and more Americans. [Emphasis added-EM]

Jesus Christ: Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but (also) everyone for those of others. Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2: 3-8)

No, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, was most decidedly NOT a community organizer. And Barack Obama, who washes his hands of the blood of the innocent unborn, has far more in common with a certain Roman procurator we won't name than the people who support Obama to the point of blasphemy should be comfortable remembering.

1 comment:

Bekah said...

It might not be the most blasphemous thing I've ever read, but it's certainly the most asinine blasphemous thing. Previously, that award would have gone to a woman who goaded people on a message board and then wrote, "Now I know how Jesus feels," when they responded.

In the combox at another site, someone responded thusly: "Jesus at the wedding: Present. Jesus at the Temple: Present. Jesus before Pontius Pilate: Present. . . ."