Is it time to re-read THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT?
I listen to and read the words of politicians and struggle to connect politicians who profess Christianity with the words of Jesus. I am, by the way, an atheist, but that is, I suggest, no reason to dismiss that particular sermon.
Might it be ever so slightly socialist? How can people devote their lives to the exploitation of the weak and the poor and then, prayer book in hand, trip into church on Sunday? Silly question. They have been doing that for centuries.
I have made jokes about Tories taking the Hippocritic Oath. Starmer too. He is supposed to be leader of a socialist party. But are they jokes? Not funny!
Do not vote to widen the gap between rich and poor; do not sell public services to profit makers; do not invite Richard Branson to run my local hospitals; just don’t, not while telling me you are a believer in the teachings of Jesus. ‘Hypocrite’ is too nice a word.
Jesus would not have been too keen on my expressions of hatred towards our politicians. And it is true that screaming at the screen is not in line with his ethical standards. But I feel so good when I do just that.
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