I've been spending a lot of time thinking about public health care. Some people are absolutely rabid about making abortion illegal. They just love little unborn babies. Yet, many of the same people are against a public health care program. Wouldn't prenatal care be included in the health care program? Wouldn't that save money on expensive extended hospital stays due to a lack of prenatal care.
So, they want the government to govern our wombs, but insist that the government doesn't supply aid to care for the little beings that dwell in them for nine months. Does that make any sense at all?
Jesus healed the sick. Why would anyone be against helping the ill and those who cannot be insured because of pre-existing conditions? How can that possibly be considered Christian?
Did not Jesus preach love and kindness to all we call neighbors? So, what's with the pack mentality at the town meetings? So much screaming, name-calling, and hatred. Do they worship Christ with those mouths and hearts?
I think the religious right likes to think they own Jesus, because truly following him means they have to stand for loving, creating peace with, and helping each other. They want to own him, because they actually hate what he stood for, and if they are in control they can twist his words, tarnishing his reputation all the while.
My conclusion is that the religious right actually harbors a firm dislike of Jesus. How can I think anything else?