Tuesday, August 23, 2005

When Caesar Overrides Jesus

If you want an example of what happens when American imperialistic ideology leavens the whole lump of the gospel here you go:

WorldNetDaily: Robertson: Time to assassinate Chavez: "About the Fidel Castro ally, Robertson said: 'You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination. But if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it.' "

"It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop," Robertson added. "But this man is a terrific danger and the United ... this is in our sphere of influence, so we can't let this happen."

Let's see, what part of the Sermon of the Mount inspired this American to approve the plan to assessinate a duly elected leader of a sovereign foreign country? Hum!...?

Just a reminder. The religious leaders who plotted Jesus' assessination justified themselves with what they thought was the best interest of the Nation. Chavez is not Christ, of course. But in the worst case scenario Christ said: 'Love your enemy,' not 'figure out if it is convenient to assessinate him'

Robertson, has chosen to line himself up with those who proclaimed, 'We have no king but Caesar'. Christians ought to know better.

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