#145 Keeping it real, keeping it funny

Some days I hear the latest rantings of some Tea Party member and despair for the country of my birth. Then along comes a sign like this. I have no idea who created the sign. Americans Against the Tea Party posted it on their Facebook page, and it has gone viral.

Someone also posted a quote from Stephen Colbert on the Facebook page. His Colbert Report (here in Canada) gores just about everyone’s ox and does it with belly-laugh humour. The quote:

“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”

The strong swing to the right is not just happening in America. Canada is headed that direction. Yesterday a Swiss friend assured me the same thing is happening in Europe, and she fears the next election will bring in a right-wing government.

Enriching the wealthy at the expense of the poor and middle class is not my idea of Christianity. So a sign like this gives me hope. It speaks volumes in a few words and does so with a laugh.

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Latifah Shay - November 5, 2011

“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”

This is a great quote, it hits right to the core.

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    admin - November 5, 2011

    I love that quote, and when I get cranky or squirrelly, I try to remember quotes like that.

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Michele Rule - October 29, 2012

Well said! Cathryn Wellner and Stephen Colbert – two of my favorite political commentators!

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