Jesus needs you!

Is the only hope Christ?

To some that is an obvious answer and that answer is an emphatic yes.

But would the voters of the US really vote for Jesus Christ?

It is, well, not exactly an argument I had with a friend of mine. He is very anti-USA – his version of history would not have the US in it and if it did then the country would have only lasted about 5 years with an invasion from France the only real answer. But history is already written and that was a question I posed to him once. His answer was quite obvious “There is nothing that can help that country – not even God Himself”.

But is this true?

We know that the US has a fixed term president – not only would Jesus have to be elected in the first place He would have to set Himself up for a second term.

There are those who feel that “Jesus for Prez” is A-OK! They are the young evangelicals who will vote in this up and coming election – and they are not at all like those who voted for Bush.

The dreadlocked Christian activist from Philadelphia and his team parked a black school bus around the back. The hand-painted gold letters on the side read “Jesus for President.”

The bus runs on vegetable oil and, yes, it’s a political statement.

“It’ll be a long time before we fight a war over used veggie oil,” says Claiborne with a sly smile.

Claiborne is touring the country, packing churches and community centers, in support of the book he and Chris Haw co-authored, “Jesus for President.”

“This whole project is about the political imagination of what it means to follow after Jesus,” Claiborne said. “The language of Jesus as Lord and savior is just as radical as it would be to say ‘Jesus as our commander in chief’ today.”

Interesting idea – but would you vote for Jesus to be your president?

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0 Responses to Jesus needs you!

  1. Edgar says:

    One of my problems with Obama is that he’s pro-abortion. That is just bad news. I hope all Obama supporters know that and understand what it means to say “Pro-Choice”

  2. lunawolf says:

    I don’t think so. As soon as Jesus brought out the “give all your possessions to the homeless” platform, the Right Wing would be just screaming about unfair distribution of wealth. And when he talks about the people in the highways and briars, they would stick their noses up and spout off about “personal responsibility.”

  3. Michael says:

    The reason that government as such doesn’t work any better than it does, and the reason capitalism and socialism alike are ongoing failures is because of corruption. A perfect, just, and loving God would completely eliminate that issue. A God-run Theocracy is the only viable Earthly government in the long-run. In the meantime, we just have to deal with people in leadership.

  4. Stonehead says:

    I suspect Jesus would be on the libertarian left, and therefore anathema to the political establishment, big business and the religious right.

    As Woody Guthrie sang:

    This song was written in New York City
    Of rich men, preachers and slaves
    Yes, if Jesus was to preach like he preached in Galillee,
    They would lay Jesus Christ in his grave.

  5. Will Rhodes says:

    LOL – Stoney, I have to agree with you.

  6. Sean says:

    What conservative christian is going to vote for a liberal Jew? a middle eastern looking hippy, the fox network would crucify him. Ok i didnt think of that myself but i thought it was appropriate.

  7. nelsoni says:

    why cant we just leave jesus christ out of our issues on earth? must we always stir up controversies?

  8. lunawolf says:

    Mike, I really hope you are being sarcastic. It has been proven throughout history that theocracy fails- miserably.

  9. Julie P says:

    Jesus can’t be president. Jesus does not meet the citizenship requirements.

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