Opinion: Was Jesus a ‘liberal’?

English: Sarah Palin Deutsch: Sarah Palin

English: Sarah Palin Deutsch: Sarah Palin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Recently, during an interview, Sarah Palin expressed that she was “taken aback” with the new Pope‘s, (Pope Francis), policies.  Let’s see, he wants to focus more on helping the poor and disadvantaged, and take the focus off of the more controversial subjects.

It seems as if feeding the hungry and taking care of the sick and needy was her definition of a ‘liberal’ and she called him, and not in a flattering tone, “a liberal’.  But since the Pope is one who follows the teachings of Jesus Christ as found within the Bible, one must ask the question as to the character and nature of the one  he follows.  Hence, the question: Was Jesus a liberal?  And if so, is that a bad thing?

Let’s see, he wanted to heal the sick, feed the hungry, clothe the poor, and visit the prisoners. Is that what makes someone a ‘liberal’?  If so, then surely he was a liberal and taught liberal teachings.  But what is so wrong with those things that they would prompt criticism and disdain from Ms. Palin? Is is that this Pope, (who, by the way, uses public transportation and refuses to live in the posh traditional Pope’s quarters), has decided to opt out of the judgmental edicts that for so long have plagued the Catholic church, and, has instead decided to focus on loving his fellow human beings and caring for them?  Is it that he has decided to not allow the Catholic church to become fodder for those who wish to judge others, but instead allow God to decide their fate?  There is indeed a passage in the Bible which clearly states that no person should place themselves in the judgment seat as it is reserved for God Himself.

So, if the Pope, in following the teachings of Jesus, makes him a liberal, then of course, it means that Jesus was also a liberal, and there ain’t nothing wrong with that.  Unless, of course, you are Sarah Palin, who only sees the world in shades of blue and red, Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal.  Clearly, the Pope’s perspective is the most preferable.

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Radar Recommends: “The Killing”

The Killing (U.S. TV series)

The Killing (U.S. TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Killing. This is a great AMC drama! All three seasons were suspenseful and excellently written.  All seasons are now available on Netflix instant streaming and Netflix DVD.

 

The season commences with the murder of a teenage girl whose body is found.  The suspense begins with the attempt of the detectives to find out just who she is, and then, to find the party responsible for her murder.  And, just when you think you may have it all figured out, another twist, and, mind you,  a twist that flows naturally leading you into it without you having the slightest expectation that it is coming.  And all you can say is …”Whoa.”

 

The main characters are two detectives.  And, unlike most crime shows, these detectives are fleshed out characters, with flaws, like any other person.  So in addition to their task of finding a murderer, the drama within their own lives is equally compelling.   None of the seasons disappoint. The acting is great and neither trite nor contrived.

 

Enjoy.  Leave a comment as to your own personal opinion of the show. Be glad to hear it.

 

 

 

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