Quoting Quiverfull: Jesus Didn’t Worry About Being ‘Nice’?

Quoting Quiverfull: Jesus Didn’t Worry About Being ‘Nice’? April 11, 2014

by Matt Walsh from The Matt Walsh Blog – Jesus Didn’t Care About Being Nice or Tolerant and Neither Should You

The propagators of the Nice Doctrine can be seen and heard from anytime any Christian takes any bold stance on any cultural issue, or uses harsh language of any kind, or condemns any sinful act, or fights against evil with any force or conviction at all. As soon as he or she stands and says ‘This is wrong, and I will not compromise,’ the heretics swoop in with their trusty mantras.

They insist that Jesus was a nice man, and that He never would have done anything to upset people. They say that He came down from Heaven to preach tolerance and acceptance, and He wouldn’t have used words that might lead to hurt feelings. They confidently sermonize about a meek and mild Messiah who was born into this Earthly realm on a mission to spark a constructive dialogue.

The believers in Nice Jesus are usually ignorant of Scripture, but they do know that He was ‘friends with prostitutes,’ and once said something about how, like, we shouldn’t get too ticked off about stuff, or whatever. In their minds, he’s essentially a supernatural Cheech Marin.

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully

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  • Talk about a straw man argument. I don’t think I have ever seen Jesus described as “nice” by those Matt Walsh calls heretics. I have seen and heard him described as loving and compassionate, and both of those qualities take a lot of hard work, which being nice does not. I have seen arguments to the effect that he claimed that the first will be last and the last will be first, and that in speaking of those who preach God’s will but don’t follow it, he said, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you.” And the way Jesus preached God’s will, it meant taken care of the poor, being a peacemaker, doing unto others as you would be done by, and not making a big parade or show of your beliefs and laying up burdens on others without doing one bit to help shift them.

  • gimpi1

    Condemning civility and good manners and demanding people be rude and condemning in order to be “Godly.” Yeah, that makes sense. Straw man indeed. Coleslaw called it.

  • Joy

    Benjamin Corey (Formerly Fundie) addressed this on his blog a couple days ago. You can find it here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/formerlyfundie/how-to-be-a-christian/

  • Allison the Great

    To be perfectly honest, I really don’t give two fucks whether Jesus was nice or mean. He’s dead. He’s not around anymore, and people should not base how they treat people on a) whether or not a dead man from 2000 years ago was nice or mean and b) a fucking holy book that is 4000 years old and filled with a bunch of really barbaric acts.

    Believing in one thing or another thing does not give anyone the right to be a dick to people. Whenever someone tries to justify rudeness and treating other people like garbage with bible verses, they can take that book and cram it up their ass.

  • SAO

    What we object to is not being loud and strong against sin, but being obnoxious about nitpickety rules based on the highly subjective opinion of the rude loudmouth, who has the monumental delusion to think he speaks for God.

  • Nea

    All the up votes, especially for that last clause.