What Kind of Beach House Would Jesus Own?

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Mar 06, 2007 4:29 PM
"I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs,” Edwards told the site. “I think he would be appalled, actually.”

There is a place for faith in politics. And, no, brilliant liberal commenters, I'm not advocating theocracy. Folks' lives are informed by their religious beliefs in huge ways. For those people, it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to avoid faith considerations in picking their political horses.

But, from either side, I hate, hate, hate the simplistic "Jesus was a liberal/conservative" argument. Jesus doesn't care about your politics.

Now, because John Edwards is so down with the Lord, he tells us that Jesus would be ashamed of us for our selfishness. Well, yeah, all of us have fallen short, John.

Let he who is without a private-island 2,800 sq. ft. beach house throw the first stone, huh?