|Articles from 2004
11-15-04 I'll Ask Them, Jesus Here is an excerpt from this great article: "Jesus has some serious questions for us
all about morality and the apparent contractions of using 'religion' to advance a sordid agenda of hate and
arrogance...If a certain 'segment' of our populous thinks it has the upper hand with morals they must 'walk the walk'
Jesus is liberal: forgiving, loving and steadfast.... For the Republican Party to claim itself a party of Jesus-like values
soils the historic reputation of a man like Jesus as well as Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Buddha and Mohammed.
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10-25-04 No Longer A Christian. Writer Karen Cobb rejects right wing ideology, abandons Christian label and
seeks rather to live Christ's message. An excellent and insightful article - full of passionate, well reasoned ideas and
arguments. This is piece is an absolute *must* read. Three cheers & five stars! Click here to Read the full Article!
10-19-04 Wasn't Jesus A Liberal? Christian evangelical minister's compelling essay on Jesus' liberal teachings.
Saying "It is time for Christians of conscience to stand up to religious and political hypocrisy. Christians should
proudly proclaim progressive values today and should advocate for the Christian Liberalism that is our heritage and
our legacy", Gary Vance's article makes a compassionate and compelling argument supporting a progressive,
compassionate and liberal view of Jesus' teachings and how they must impact our world today. Click here to Read
the full Article!
8-30-04 God Is Not a Republican. Or a Democrat. Christian leaders refute Religious Right's claim that Bush is
God's candidate. Rev. Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine, explained: "When poverty has risen each of the
past three years - that's a religious issue. The war in Iraq - that's a religious issue. Taking care of the environment -
that's a religious issue." Rev. Wallis added, "This behavior by the Religious Right -- ordaining George W. Bush as
'God's candidate' - is theologically outrageous. How did the faith of Jesus come to be known as pro-rich and pro-war?
They've tried to hijack our faith - it's time to take it back." Also says God is not a Democrat! Click here to Read the
8-3-04 A Liberal Idea. Rev. Jesse Jackson rejects oxymoron "Conservative Christians" & supports liberal vision of
Jesus and liberal Christians. Think about it: A conservative Christian is a contradiction in terms. Christ wasn't a
conservative. He fed the hungry simply because they were hungry. He didn't require that they go to work first. He
healed the sick, simply because they were sick. He ignore them because they had no insurance, or let the drug
companies gouge them on prices. Jesus is a liberal; Herod was the conservative. Click here to Read the full Article!
7-17-04 Who Would Jesus Torture? President George Bush came to office on a "Christian" platform - and yet,
we now know that he has sanctioned and blessed ghastly torture, physical abuse, and the willing & knowing violation
of the Geneva Conventions, international Human Rights laws and agreements and more. We now know about the
rampant and Presidentially sanctioned torture at both the US Military prison at Gantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Bagdad
prison of Abu Gharib and the a virtual Gulag of US military prisons in Eastern Europe. How does this square with the
teachings of Jesus Christ. Click here to Read the full Article!
3-15-04 Bush and Religion: Anti Christian, Polarizing and Ugly. Dr. Gerry Lower writes about how the Bush
administration has coerced virtually every branch of western Christendom in America back into the fold of Old
Testament fundamentalism, the entirety of which is pre-Christian in origin, largely anti-Christian in content and
historically anti-Christian in practice. Bush's polarization has driven American Christendom into two
diametrically-opposed camps. Click here to Read the full Article!
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