Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Red State / Blue State Divorce Email

I received the letter below as an email this morning.

Besides it's smug arrogance and ignorance of fact, which is par for the course in our 21st century political discourse, there was a more minacious thread running insidiously through the letter

We'll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.
You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.
We'll keep the SUV's, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.
You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.

The reader is also left to assume that all these previous quotes hang on the writers demand to also keep, "our Judeo-Christian values." I wonder if the writer and those who choose to forward this email have any idea their "Judeo-Christian values" and "Jesus" have nothing in common. Sadly while these people claim their value system is rooted in the person and teachings of Jesus it seems they have NO knowledge at all of his radical humanity centric message.

"Judeo-Christian values" wants no part in poverty, priding itself as a homecoming for the greedy and powerful. "Judeo-Christian values" wants nothing to do with peace, priding itself as the sword and hammer of the world. "Judeo-Christian values" create accomplish nothing more than to make Jesus emasculated eunuch for the empire by making his admonishments to "sell everything and give to the poor" or too "Love your enemies" metaphorical concerned only with a person's "heart condition." "Judeo-Christian values" teach one to aspire to acquire before you expire with no regard to how that exploitation impacts either the creation, the created, or the creator. These "Judeo-Christian values" are a FARCE.

The time is NOW! Christianity is under an imperative to give up these "Judeo-Christian values" with their tribalistic, empire endorsing, materialistic, consumerist personal "god" for the God made manifest by a community of people addressing the human needs present now in the abandoned places those people are vested into while remaining responsible for the consequences their decisions have in impacting the greater community of the world.

These "Judeo-Christian values" are a blight, a societal cannibalism which like any parasite will destroy the host it feeds off. Frankly, from where I sit, you can keep your "Judeo-Christian values"


Alan Boyle said...

Dude, you are awesome.

Kevin J Bowman said...

Thank You!