Who Knows-Bill Maher Might Even Lead George Bush to Christ Someday

Who Knows-Bill Maher Might Even Lead George Bush to Christ Someday December 16, 2014
Bill Maher seems to love Jesus more than most “evangelicals” do. Maher  writes:
If you’re a Christian that supports killing your enemy and
torture, you have to come up with a new name for yourself. …
‘Capping thy enemy’ is not exactly what Jesus would do. For
almost two thousand years, Christians have been lawyering the
Bible to try to figure out how ‘Love thy neighbor’ can mean
‘Hate thy neighbor.’ …
 
Martin Luther King Jr. gets to call himself a Christian, because
he actually practiced loving his enemies. And Gandhi
was so f-ing Christian, he was Hindu. But if you’re endorsing
revenge, torture or war, … you cannot say you’re a follower of
the guy who explicitly said, ‘Love your enemy’ and ‘Do good to
those who hate you.’ …
 
And not to put too fine a point on it, but nonviolence was
kind of Jesus’ trademark—kind of his big thing. To not follow
that part of it is like joining Greenpeace and hating whales.
There’s interpreting, and then there’s just ignoring. It’s just
ignoring if you’re for torture—as are more Evangelical* Christians
than any other religion. You’re supposed to look at that
figure of Christ on the Cross and think, “how could a man suffer
like that and forgive?” …
 
I’m a non-Christian. Just like most Christians.
 
… if you ignore every single thing Jesus commanded you
to do, you’re not a Christian—you’re just auditing. You’re not
Christ’s followers, you’re just fans. And if you believe the Earth
was given to you to kick ass on while gloating, you’re not really
a Christian—you’re a Texan.
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: “We’re fortunate to have men and women who work hard at the CIA. Serving on our behalf. These are patriots. And whatever the report says, if it diminishes their contribution to our country, it is way off base… These are good people, good people, and we’re lucky as a nation to have them.”
You decide who’s the Christian– Maher or Billy Graham “saved” pro-torture Bush…
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