More Bad Theology From Facebook – A Political Issue

wp_20170104_14_18_20_proHave I got a doozy for you today!

I should warn you however, if you are of a sensitive nature – if you are easily shocked or still feeling a bit raw after recent events – perhaps you shouldn’t read any further.

Still here? Okay, consider yourself warned.
Here, look upon this:

superbadtheology

Found on Facebook the evening of the inauguration.

Honestly, I don’t care about your political leanings.

I don’t care if you are a Trump supporter, Trump hater, or Trump apathetic-ist. I don’t care where you fall on the political spectrum, I think we can all agree this picture is wrong, wrong, wrong, WRONG!

Jesus is NOT a Trump supporter!

Nor is Jesus a Hillary supporter, a Bernie Sanders supporter, a Republican, a Democrat or a Packers fan.

The most I’m willing to grant you is that maybe Elbert Hubbard was right, and Jesus was an Anarchist. Seems fairly possible.

In any case, it’s one thing to pray for your country’s leaders and hope they are guided in a right and honorable direction. It’s quite another to believe God is on your side and to use a religious figure to bulldoze the point across.

So, for using the image of Jesus in a highly objectionable political statement and attempting to spread it across the internet, you’ve earned:

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Three facepalms and one Get-Thee-Behind-Me-Satan

I think it’s time we step up the prayers, folks. It’s getting ugly out there.

Vaya con Dios

Author: C. J. Hartwell

Christi lives in Phoenix with Husband, Son, Daughter, and Dog. She enjoys moonlit walks on the beach, but as she doesn't live anywhere near a beach, she's usually in bed by 9:30.

38 thoughts on “More Bad Theology From Facebook – A Political Issue”

  1. I think it is inadvertently accurate theology – God guides leaders hearts like channels of water in His Hands. God will use Trump regardless of Trumps plan.

    For good or for judgement is the question.

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    1. I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you’re not saying we can be complacent, believing everything that happens, good or bad, is part of God’s plan.
      CAN God use Trump’s presidency to do his will? Of course! But it may be that it is God’s will we rise from our complacency and fight to make sure basic human rights and liberties are defended and upheld; that racism is stamped out and the poor are given a fair chance to rise from their stations. If Christians are the ones leading this fight, so much the better. Our path should always be one of compassion and justice, never judgement. That’s not our call.
      Thank you for commenting. I hope you have a blessed day.

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      1. I am saying that the Lord uses all leaders, good or evil to carry out His purposes according to His plan so the picture was inadvertently accurate. God used Pharaoh and King Cyrus and David and Joshua so the picture of Jesus guiding his hand is accurate whether God uses Trump to bless or to judge, hence the Bible reference from Proverbs 21.

        Wasn’t commenting on activism at all one way or the other.

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  2. I’m not religious at all, (although I’m really enjoying your Bad Theology posts) but even I find that image slightly disturbing.
    It definitely needs another ‘get thee behind me Satan.’

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    1. Maybe I should add a poll, or use some sort of voting system, though I fear we’d divide into a two-party system and the ensuing speeches and petitions would eat into my nap time.
      Clearly I’m not being harsh enough. I shall try henceforth to add more heft to my verdicts. 😉

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  3. I’ve been griping about this a lot today. Conservatism and Christianity have been so intertwined by the right that they’re indistinguishable in their eyes. In reality, God is above politics. I do believe that Christianity is much more compatible with the right than the left, but God is above politics, and his sovereignty is above our guessing.

    Regardless, I am on my knees for Trump.

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    1. Beings how there are Christians on both sides of the political spectrum, and every spot in between, it’s good to remember God is above it all. Maybe if we kept that in mind, we would start treating each other more civilly. Thanks for the comment!

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          1. I’m heartened by the number of people who are coming forward to help. This is going to be a tipping point in our country. Let’s hope we tip the right way❣️I loved that the Pope came out against the buffoon’s behavior and surprised it was not the subject matter of his early morning tweets.

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