Faith and relevance in the 21st century

Donald Trump and Christians

Two things from this article stand out to me: the utter foolishness of Donald Trump, and the equally utter foolishness of every Christian who supports him. Check these quotes out:

  • “It’s hard, because my whole life, I take money, take money. Now, I’m going to be greedy for the United States. I’m going to take and take and take.” – Trump, at a rally in Georgia on Monday.
  • John Lee, 47, who runs a small business selling ‘Christian clothes’, was wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the second amendment. ‘We want to see The Donald,’ he says. He has common sense. He doesn’t put up with wish-wash; he’s not your standard politician. He stands up for principle and takes care of his people.’

Meanwhile, I hear Jesus whisper down through the ages:

“Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.” – Luke 12:15-21

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  1. Barry Turner

    The problem is that he is a businessman and with the backing of Rupert Murdoch you have a massive problem. Denouncing the KKK is meaningless to Americans who have seen terrorism first hand. Trump is not the fool,his followers are. Mitt Romney denounced him today but four years ago could not get enough of him on the election trail.Politics by its very presence brings out the worst in humanity through greed,indifference envy and malice.John the Baptist,Jesus and the Prophets had job descriptions that did not fit that criteria.
    Just remember the Catholic Church which has had the spotlight on paedophile priests also produced Oscar Romero, Dom Helder Camara. It also has produced a Pope which is trying to cleanse the temple. There was also a prophet called Donald McKay who spoke out against drugs and the use of children in Mafia lead operations.
    Two parallel worlds. Jim Wallis of Sojourners living a couple of Kms from the White House where the most Powerful person in the World a poverty stricken area of Washington.

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