Repuglican Jesus Mocks Your Compassion

It was an amusing week on the Right Wingnut Jesus front. Perhaps you heard the story down south where a man's house caught on fire, the fire department showed up, but because he did not pay his 75$ firefighting fee (not a tax! Remember, taxes are of the Devil), the firefighters stood around and watched the guy's house burn down, despite his pleas, despite the pets dying inside. The firefighters only got involved when the fire began to threaten the neighbor's house, who had paid his fee.

This, in a very concise nutshell, is the vision of Libertopia the cult members of Ayn Rand would foist on us.

However, where it got interesting to me was in the response by a so-called Christian.This quote is from the devout Christian Bryan Fisher, from the American Family Association (sidenote: Any organization with the word "Family" in their name will no doubt be meddling in everyone's affairs - for Freedom and Jesus, of course):

The fire department did the right and Christian thing. The right thing, by the way, is also the Christian thing, because there can be no difference between the two. The right thing to do will always be the Christian thing to do, and the Christian thing to do will always be the right thing to do.
If I somehow think the right thing to do is not the Christian thing to do, then I am either confused about what is right or confused about Christianity, or both.
In this case, critics of the fire department are confused both about right and wrong and about Christianity. And it is because they have fallen prey to a weakened, feminized version of Christianity that is only about softer virtues such as compassion and not in any part about the muscular Christian virtues of individual responsibility and accountability.
The Judeo-Christian tradition is clear that we must accept individual responsibility for our own decisions and actions. He who sows to the flesh, we are told, will from the flesh reap corruption. The law of sowing and reaping is a non-repealable law of nature and nature’s God. …
This story illustrates the fundamental difference between a sappy, secularist worldview, which unfortunately too many Christians have adopted, and the mature, robust Judeo-Christian worldview which made America the strongest and most prosperous nation in the world. The secularist wants to excuse and even reward irresponsibility, which eventually makes everybody less safe and less prosperous. A Christian worldview rewards responsibility and stresses individual responsibility and accountability, which in the end makes everybody more safe and more prosperous.
I’m going with mature, robust Christianity on this one.

 "Muscular Christianity". Like this?
 Or some kind of "Robust Christianity" like this?

Regardless, the insanity/stupidity/hypocrisy is just overwhelming. I have to believe Mr. Fisher - and the many people who think like him - are sincere. If they're not, that's a whole nother ball of wax. 

Now, I'm not a Christian, never have been, never will be. But! I've read the stupid Bible front to back, as well as all the major religious texts of all the major world religions. And I can say confidently that Mr. Fisher is wrong about "muscular Christianity". There's no such thing, and that is simply the perverted worldview of these neo-cons who would like nothing more than a bloody war (fought by others) in the name of Christ. 

This is who WE are dealing with, these are the people holding back progress in the US, and thus the world. They are evil, and they need to be confronted/mocked/challenged at every opportunity.

Also, bonus awesome art:
Entitled: "Blackwater Jesus at Republican Mecca" by Stephen Pitt. You can find more of his awesome work here.

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