Using Jesus to make political points

This post was written by marc on February 21, 2009
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

It’s interesting to see Republicans running ads against the recovery act saying that if we spent a million dollars a day since Jesus was born that it would be less spending than what Obama is spending. The same argument would apply to the Iraq war or the tax cuts for the rich. In fact it would be closer to 10 million a day to pay for the combined deficits under Republican presidents. Republicans apparently think Christians are suckers and that if you use “Jesus” then people will accept it without thinking it through.

But what offends me more is that they used the name of Jesus to take a cheap and deceptive political shot. Even as an Atheist I find it offensive that if you really believe in Jesus that you would defile him by using his name as part of a deception. It sends a message to Atheists like myself that believers don’t really believe in Jesus, And that if you don’t really believe in Jesus then why should I?

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