This post is a response of sorts to Red's Pulpit Pundits Seek to Destroy...
That post itself I believe is an elongated response to the discussions we have had on my posts Abandoning Social Change, Sequel to Abandoning Social Change, and Destroying Christian Subculture.
While I honestly think Red is quite sincere in his viewpoints, I think perhaps he might be just a tad misguided in regards to some of his thinking.
Personally, the idea that is is Christ-like to show a support for war befuddles me. I seriously doubt that Christ Himself would ever approve of us human beings fighting against each other for any reason. It just does not fit the pattern in my opinion.
In his post, Mr Red quite eloquently spends time bashing a certain preacher, Keith Giles. Mr. Giles, however, does not have “contempt for the traditional Christian church” as Red puts it. He simply thinks, as I do, that there are many churches out there that are not preaching the message of Jesus and have spent far too much time preaching their political agenda.
As I said in one of those previous posts, Jesus was not a politician. It is okay for Christians to discuss politics, but preaching them from the pulpit is unnecessary.
Mr Giles does have a few opinions that I disagree with, particularly on the abortion issue, it is not the goal of Mr Giles to demoralize “the Christian world” however. I have no idea where that idea came from.
The bulk of Red’s post seems to be a comparison between the views of Giles and communism.
I think that there are people in our society that are so blinded in their capitalist viewpoints that they can not realize that the teachings of Jesus and the THEORY of PURE communism are almost identical.
I will explain by posing a question.
Do you think that capitalism exists in heaven?
I don’t think it does.
In fact, I think that if there IS any sort of economic system in heaven, it would be comprised of a system where the means of production and distribution are owned and controlled by everyone and not just a select few. This is what PURE communism is about. This is not however what Obama is trying to push on our society. He wants the government to control everything. That is not communism in its purest form. That is Stalinism.
I really can not fathom the idea that in heaven we will all be divided into groups of haves and have nots. Personally, that sounds more like hell to me. LOL!
There is probably more that I have to say about this but perhaps I will do it in a sequel.