A White Christian Nation Is No Place for Jesus

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Love Andrew Wyeth.

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@1 What has painter Andrew Wyeth have to do with Charles Mudede's article about racism? Check your glycemic index again, sugarlips, before you go completely flaccid.

What flummoxes me most about White Christianity is the depiction of a Caucasian Jesus Christ in biblical illustrations. If Christ was born in Bethlehem, he would have been native Israeli. I picture him having more of an olive complexion, with brown eyes and black hair, speaking Arabic and / or Hebrew. One would think that would be a more realistic image of a savior.
Additionally, Jesus Christ was said to have been born poor--and died poor. So many RepubliKKKans are all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and how to keep it all to themselves.

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The particular form of Christianity as practiced by poor, white Trump voters isn’t Christianity as it’s commonly understood. It may as well be its own sect, predicated on the belief that guns, babies, and obedience are more important that God, women, and non-White people.

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Hi Charles, can you tell us how to donate to the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations? Is there a central office or are they directed by individual tribes? Which tribes are the more needy? Thank you

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@4 iseult: Excellent questions and I second them! Charles--is there a donation fund site / link Food Distribution Program for Native American tribes? There are so many here in Washington State alone that I know could use some help.

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@3 in other words, a it’s a ‘ cult ‘. they should render unto caesar what belongs to him, like everybody else.

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Did Charles’s white wife divorce him or something?

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Hey, uh, Mr. Mudede, "don’t say things like “let’s have a pow wow,” “lowest person on the totem pole,” “too many chiefs, not enough Indians,” “Indian giver,” “circle the wagons,” etc. These phrases are disrespectful, and we still use them every day. “Spirit animal” is another one;"
http://nonprofitaf.com/2017/10/21-things-you-can-do-to-be-more-respectful-of-native-american-cultures/

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@8 Indian giver?

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8) you have no idea what irony is...

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wow, Charles, you are getting Real.

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This article is racism on steroids. Get over your hate for white people already because if it wasn’t for them.. you also would not be here. Jesus was not a fan social programs .. and remember there is a separation between church and state .. not just when it is convenient
2 Thessalonians chapter 3:10 he says, uh, 'for even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: if a man will not work, he shall not eat.' And then he goes on to say 'we hear that some among you are idle'

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" 'for even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: if a man will not work, he shall not eat.' And then he goes on to say 'we hear that some among you are idle' "

Say, isn't that from 'Animal Farm'?

Or is this our brand new Christian Prison Reform bill?
Brought to U.S. by Huge Penal, LLC?

Q. Will they get Dental?
'Cause I'm definitely considering a little light larceny,
if it'll get me an Appointment.

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Wow. A generic evangelical jingo handle. An overt defense of slavery and Jim crow, an incorrect biblical quote. You are the racist, altright BINGO of racist altright trolls. Bravo sir!

I don't often agree with CM, but hes got a point. If Jesus was alive today he would either be labeled a terrorist or just "too brown" and from a "shithole nation" to be allowed to live in this country. I mean the actual jesus, not the Aryan Capitolist bumpersticker Republicans keep between their "Dont tread on me" and Confederate flags.

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Good Evening Charles and Happy New Year,
I've read both of your most recent posts. I am trying to understand your invective against "white Christians". Yes, I get the association "Trump's (largely Caucasian) supporters +Trump =Evil" (two brown children died in US Border Patrol custody and funding cuts as a result of the partial government shutdown etc.).

Yep, I get it. You are outraged. Angry. But, indulge me for a moment. Why "Christianity"? Christianity comes in a variety of forms. And for a very long time has evolved. Even (especially?) in the USA.

There is also Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Wiccanism etc. Are some religions more equal than others? Is no religion more equal?

Also, I reckon as a Marxist you are an atheist. That is, one who doesn't believe there is a God ("I don't believe in God" doesn't cut it. There is no deity {or deities} is the standard) and that ALL religion is superstition. Do you agree with that?

I thought I'd share an article regarding Einstein and God:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/reading-into-albert-einsteins-god-letter

A few last questions. Do you believe any country has a right to "wall" or seal off its frontiers? Should Congress approve funding (I think it will) and Trump have the wall erected, what differentiates that from the Great Wall of China, Hadrian's Wall, the wall currently being built in Israel? My point being walls aren't unusual. Why is Trump's?

Yes, that is a lot of questions. But your invective "Fuck you white Christians!" got my attention.

I just wanted to get yours.

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@12 Hypocrisyisalive: So----do you, KKK Middleman, Doofus in Shoreline, ad nauseum all hang out together in your mom's basement? Do you ever see sunlight?
@13 kristofarian, @14 araucania, and @15 German Sausage: I know, right?

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I was unaware of the disproportionate hurt the shutdown visits upon poor people--but now that you mention it, duh! It makes me wonder what winning strategy the tRumple-thinskin could actually employ. Instead of a shutdown, could he threaten a Presidential Order that would collect taxes on the offshore money that is held by American corporations, unless Congress funds his wall by a certain date? An effective, actual, artful deal King could find the right tack.

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@2: I think he’s attributing the illustration of the church to Wyeth. Why the snotty response?

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3 ~ Yup, the various xian shams are trite social constructs these humans have been immersed in since their mamas dropped them.
Xian-flavored dogma controls day-to-day beliefs and behaviors of willfully dumb or those with an economic stake in the con. Not much room for holiness, helping or self-improvement when you are running a business!

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@19: Why the concern trolling at 2 am? I like your use of 5 keys in a row that anyone can conveniently hit while drunk. Is that you, sugarlips, anonymously hiding behind a hashtag?

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No

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@22: Ha! Caught with your hand in the cookie jar, eh, sugarlips? lol

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@23: Click on yuiop's profile link in @19 and you see he/she has a comment history that that predates this article.