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  •  Jesus hates hypocrites (7+ / 0-)

    "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye." (Matthew 7:1-5 RSV)

    "Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." (Matthew 6:1-6 RSV)

    "Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, "Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat." He answered them, "And why do you transgress the Commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die.' But you say, 'If any one tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is given to God, he need not honor his father.' So, for the sake of your tradition, you have made void the word of God. You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: 'This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me; in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'" (Matthew 15:1-9 RSV)

    BTW, he never said one word against homosexuality but he did condemn adultery and hypocrisy.

    So many impeachable offenses, so little time... -6.0 -5.33

    by Cali Techie on Mon Jul 09, 2007 at 10:54:50 PM PDT

    •  Didn't speak against hardly anything but (1+ / 0-)
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      hypocrisy. He didn't speak against prostitutes or lepers or the poor...but he did speak against hypocrites. More than once.

      •  Err . . . not exactly (2+ / 0-)
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        He told the prostitute to "go and sin no more" and Jesus also said he came to complete the law, not to do away with it, so considering I'm pretty sure Leviticus condemns prostitution . . .

         OTOH, he also said that the man with no sin should cast the first stone so there we're back to Vitter again . . . who has cast plenty.

        "From all that terror teaches, from lies of tongue and pen, from all the easy speeches that comfort cruel men . . . deliver us, good Lord."

        by md jeffersonian on Tue Jul 10, 2007 at 06:45:19 AM PDT

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        •  Not condemnation (0+ / 0-)

          I don't see the "go and sin no more" as a condemnation of the prostitute. Jesus did speak often against sins, specific sins, but rarely against any persons. His exceptions were the hypocrites / Pharisees (largely the same thing). (And the rich man who would have the same chance of entering heaven as the camel going through the eye of a needle...but that's another topic.)

          Also, Leviticus isn't the words of Jesus. The Old Testament condemns all sorts of people and things. It's very un-Christian.

          BTW, I'm not very religious. I've just read the stuff. I like to turn it back around on the nutcases like Vitters. (There's some juicy stuff in the Bible, esp. the Old Testament.)

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