Steven Colbert on Christian love, deservingness, and politics

As a follow-up to my post last week on Christian love and deservingness, here’s a video in which Steven Colbert takes aim at how these themes are used in politics. Political differences revolve around who is deserving of aid (and how that aid should be given), and in this clip it’s explicitly linked to Christian values.

A great quote from Colbert: “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.”

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  • http://contemplativelife.wordpress.com Adrienne

    It reminds me of what happens to people when they read their bible:

    Christianity Today’s report of research at Baylor: “Survey: Frequent Bible Reading Can Turn You Liberal”

    http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/october/survey-bible-reading-liberal.html

  • Rsvohi

    Christ’s teachings are instructions to his followers and his church to take responsability for the least of these. The call is to individuals, not to governments.