Saturday, December 28, 2013

We've made it!

Twitter sends us an e-mail to advise us whenever we get a new follower. And we got a most interesting new follower overnight:

Yes; it's none other than the bloke out of shot during Tova O'Brien's infamous interview with Green MP Gareth Hughes; the one-and-only "Hey Clint"!

We feel as though we've finally made it!


robertguyton said...

Now of course the Christian faith does have quite a bit to say about social issues. Theologies differ from church to church, but friends of mine in several different denominations assure me that the words of Jesus quoted in the four gospels of the New Testament are considered definitive guides to faith and morals, so I sat down a few days ago with a copy of the King James version and spent an afternoon reading the gospels—not, by the way, for the first time. Here are the passages I found in which Jesus tells his followers that they have a duty to take care of children, the poor, and other vulnerable people:

Matthew 18:6, 18:10, 19:21, 23:14, and 25:31-46; Mark 9:36-37, 10:21, and 12:40; and Luke 10:30-37, 11:41, 12:33, 14:12-14, 18:22, and 20:47.

Here are the passages in which Jesus tells his followers to pay their taxes without complaining:

Matthew 5:42, 17:24-27, and 22:19-21; Mark 12:14-17; and Luke 6:30 and 20:21-25.

Here are the passages in which Jesus tells his followers that they aren’t supposed to obsess about other people’s sins, but should leave that to God, and attend to their own moral failings instead:

Matthew 7:1-5 and 9:10-13; Mark 2:15-17; Luke 6:37, 6:41-42, 7:44-48, 15:2, 18:10-14, and 19:7; and John 8:2-11.

And here are the passages in which Jesus tells his followers to blame the poor and vulnerable for their plight, direct benefits toward the already well-to-do at the expense of everyone else, refuse to pay their fair share of taxes, and obsessively denounce and punish the sins of people they don’t like while finding every opportunity to excuse their own sins and those of their friends:

Yet these latter are the things that a great many Republicans, and in particular a great many of those Republicans who claim to be motivated by their Christian faith, have been pursuing in practice, if not always advocating in theory. If they’re deriving their commitments from a religion, it’s pretty clearly not the one taught by Jesus. Many people have made this same point in recent years, but it doesn’t seem to have occurred to any of them that another religion that’s active in today’s America does teach all the things the GOP supports. That religion, of course, is Satanism, and more specifically the version of it taught in Anton Szandor LaVey’s The Satanic Bible.

Keeping Stock said...

Christian theology is great Robert, until people get involved.

Anyway, good on you for delving into scripture; I will pray that the seeds that have been sown will be nurtured by the Holy Spirit, and as Paul wrote to the Romans that you will "be transformed by the renewing of your mind".

Merry Christmas ehoa.

gravedodger said...

Beware the wolf in sheeps clothing.

In Clint's case the socialist in the green cape (for now maybe).

Keeping Stock said...

In Clint's case the socialist in the green cape (for now maybe).

Quite so GD, especially given the rumour we heard from a number of sources that Hey Clint has been the target of a headhunting mission from the Leader of the Opposition's office; as yet unsuccessful.