Posted by zazenduck on May 18, 2006, at 11:26:12
In reply to Re: WWJVF?, posted by Declan on May 17, 2006, at 18:57:03
> Too right. It's been a mystery to me how the right snaffled Jesus. Was it because the left wasn't interested? And yet Christianity wasn't always the preserve of the right.
The civil rights movement sprang out of the African American churches in the south and the Democratic party.
>What's the name of that bloke? Was he President? Anyway he was a Democrat candidate...Waylong Jennings Bryan?????? That can't be quite right.
William Jennings Bryan..that old populist. There was a time when people thought they could rise up and control their own destinies with political action. sigh... course he didn't win
>There's that influential study group thingo (please excuse) on Capitol Hill that says that Jesus would have believed in the free market. I shouldn't let that bother me, of course.
It would be interesting to find out who funded that! Of course people can just slap the christian brand on anything but I think that should be questioned and people should feel free to argue their own interpretations of Christian action not just cede the faith to a particular polital group.