The Hateful Jesus

February 13, 2014

There is no way that 21st century Americans should admire let alone follow Jesus. He was odious and spewed “hate speech,” “terrorist language,” and worst of all, sin of all sins…. He was intolerant!

Matthew 21: Jesus at the Temple

12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”

Seriously, who did he think he was?!?! Those people had every right to be there. They weren’t doing anything that many others weren’t doing. To actually put his hands on their possessions and call them “thieves”… that is way beyond intolerant!

Or maybe this incident:

Matthew 23: 13 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!

Six times in this chapter Jesus calls these “servants of God” hypocrites! Who is He to call someone a hypocrite! How can anyone be a hypocrite if they are just doing what they feel is right? After all this world is about us and what we feel is right for us! These comments by Jesus are the height of political incorrectness, insensitivity and again… intolerance.

Jesus goes on to say in Matthew 21:

33 “You snakes! You brood of vipers!

Seriously?!?! How are we supposed to preach this Jesus to a generation without any sense of truth, who worship the god of tolerance? I mean who can blame them for rejecting someone as judgmental and insensitive as The Son of God?

Yeah, no question, Jesus would not fit well into our world. He would stand on the streets and condemn our churches and our feeble attempts to be “Christian.” He might even take stands against some of the gods of our world. He might be intolerant of tolerance. He might tell people to follow Him and not the values of this world. He might say that following Him will be difficult and could mean leaving family, wealth and all that we hold dear. He might even say things like “stop committing adultery,” “care for the poor,” “care for widows,” and “duh, marriage is between a man and a woman.”

But those things are hateful and imposing so we would and should not listen.

I would take it a step further… if Jesus chose to spew those words into our world today why we might even… kill him.

Yep, Jesus was a hateful guy… no wonder He got crucified.

 

Of course there just might be another side to this…

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