Friday, January 29, 2016

"Falwell's Less-Than-Christian Endorsement."

It seems Trump's only values are wealth and power. The Presbyterian church Trump claims to attend says that he is not an active member. Trump publicly treats other human beings with a complete lack of Christian love, constantly calling them "losers," "morons," and other demeaning names simply because they disagree with him, trail in the polls, or have fewer Twitter followers. In a pathetic attempt to pander to Falwell's own Liberty University crowd, Trump's "Two Corinthians" blunder demonstrated his lack of Biblical knowledge. His behavior continually shows that he has no active participation in Christianity, whether through scripture, a church, or his treatment of other people in daily life.


Chiu ChunLing said...

Well, now, that's an assessment that just drips with Christian charity, isn't it?

I have always had an allergy to the notion that it was possible to find angels to rule us. Even in times and places where deep-rooted Christianity was the norm, the qualities one seeks in a political leader must necessarily differ from those of a humble believer. The fundamental question of politics is how to apply organized violence, after all.

A perfect Christian eschews it Christ did.

But Christ recognized that not everyone could be a perfect Christian, and to demand perfect Christianity of men you ask to engage in a work that is contrary to Christian principles in order to defend you against having to be a martyr for your testimony of Christ is hypocrisy.

As it happens, I think that it is not just true Christians who should be abandoning our national politics at this point. I see no sane purpose in continuing to entertain the idea that the system has sufficient integrity or legitimacy to make any desirable outcome possible even in principle.

But even were the current political system viable, Christians should only participate in it under the acknowledgement that they are less than perfect Christians in being willing to use violence to avoid being literally crucified for their faith. That's okay, the whole point of Christ's life and death was that nobody else could be such a perfect Christian.

As long as you admit it, that is.

Anonymous said...

Falwell endorsement....smh and roll my eyes ..REALLY?

This is why America is foully soiled bathroom porcelain.

Sign Me, Neal Jensen

Anonymous said...

Christians who support Trump aren't electing the next messiah, they are electing the lead political figure in the US. In building his empire Trump has learned how to assess people, situations, and above all: the balance of power. He is a street fighter who can't be bought by the current political establishment of either the DNC or the RNC. Support for Trump is really a rebellion against the political and financial elites who have played king-maker for decades in the US. It is not about supporting his religious values.

Anonymous said...

Didn't the pope support Mussolini? There will always be sell outs by those who's #1 priority is to get along, go with the flow, to hell with principles, don't ya know?

1776vtgmb said...

Are you people(?) electing a preacher or a president?

Do you want to build a wall?

Do you want to keep out unknown foreigners?

Do you want to expel illegal aliens who have invaded the country?

If not, join your own suicide pact and elect a preacher.

Then give your stuff and your daughters to the invaders.

sdharms said...

Trump supporters are cultish. He can be bought -- and it is obvious the way he gravitates to the powerful like a moth to a flame.

bubba said...

People can choose from a Godless communist or a Godless socialist on one side. Or a Godless democrat on the other side. Who'll it be?

Anonymous said...

It's pretty obvious he's not a Christian at all. But like Obama, he is intent on claiming the label, the "brand".

Trump strikes me as an almost Biblical figure. A man of great wealth and power, a man who has dedicated his entire life to his own vanity and self-glorification.

Trump has no God before Trump. But the more power and wealth he achieves, the more shabby his god appears. The better he has it, the more painful and nagging the feeling that it all falls short, that it can never be enough, that all Earthly glory is fleeting.

I think that is the root of his anger and petulance, the realization that he--like all men--is fallen and nothing he can do can redeem his soul. He's not angry at the injustice of men, but at the justice of the Creator.

Anonymous said...

Trump is a childish buffoon. I also think Trump's stand on the Second Amendment may be weak. If he gets the nomination, I will vote for him in the general election, but I won't vote for him in the primary. My candidate in the primary is Cruz or maybe Rubio. I would really vote for Huckabee if he had a snowball's chance, because he is the only candidate who supports the fairtax. Most Americans are not smart enough or informed enough to understand the great benefits of the fairtax.

- Old Greybeard