Sunday, February 25, 2018

What Is a Liberal?

Let's just start by saying, read the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-7:27). Most of this applies to what it means to be a liberal. 


Conservatives may call us libtards, a word find incredibly offensive. What we do most often is follow the advice of Jesus Christ. We help our fellow man when he is down, we turn the other cheek, and we love all of God's creation. Conservatives, no matter how Christian they claim to be, cannot say the same. We believe in the Beatitudes:

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for Him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.

God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.

God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.

God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.

10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

Matthew 5:3-10


Liberals come not to destroy the beliefs of our forefathers, but to fulfill their true meaning. We do not break our vows, but work to fulfill them. When we make a promise, we do our best to keep it unlike many conservatives who harp on family values, yet harass women, cheat on their wives, or flat out lie to your face. When we give to charities, we don’t flaunt it in public; we quietly give. We do not loudly profess our faith and denounce others for their differences, but see value in all of God’s people and all faiths. God said, “For He gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.” (Matthew 5:45) We often pray in private instead of loudly professing our prayers and making others follow along with our beliefs. We don’t hoard our treasures just to be called the rich, but give to charities and help others who are in need. God says if you store up your money, the moths will eat it, but if it is stored in heaven then the moths cannot eat it. The Lord God will provide for us, and we must help Him provide for the less fortunate.


We don’t judge others or profess empty lies. We know we are not perfect; we must first understand that before we can understand others. God has told us, “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 6:12) As liberals, we may not always do what is most popular, but wide is the gate that leads to hell and narrow is the gate that leads to heaven. We are always on the lookout for the false prophets who proclaim to follow the Words of Christ. But in the end, conservatives are like wolves to sheep. People who proclaim falsely will eventually eat away at us. The weak-minded will follow the wolf because he tells them what they want to hear. Yet the wolf always betrays his prey.


Liberals build their politics on a solid foundation of the Constitution and the teachings of the Founding Fathers. Conservatives are like those who build their houses on the sand. Eventually, it washes away as their lies catch up with them. We must continue to build onto the firm foundation of Christ. While not all liberals are believers in Christ, we all have these traits in common. We take the Golden Rule seriously and do unto others as we would have them do unto us. It is the foundation of all moral religions and philosophies. We must not allow conservatives who only wish to line their own pockets and loudly proclaim their righteousness to win out. We know from God that the moths will eat their money and not to be like those who proclaim loudly at the temple for He frowns upon them.


One last piece of advice from a liberal: “Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.” (Matthew 7:6) If you throw your weight to conservatives, they will merely turn and attack you. Their loyalty is misguided and they waste what is given to them.


P.S. Usually, I don’t discuss politics and religion, but I am tired of Republicans proclaiming the religious high ground when it is the liberals who hold the high ground.


JiEL said...

For once I like your Sunday sermon because you point out those contradictions on religion and politics in USA.

Didn't Jesus was pissed of by those merchants outside the temple? He also was quite on the spot for those temple priests who were just praising the Lord without being humble enough towards the rest of the people.

Your comparaison with USA's politic polarisation is interesting.
As long as «religion» and politics will be part of your government system, USA will always go around and around.... And I'm not even thinking of how the NRA is trying to interfere in the USA's politics. They have the power of BIG money.

May I tell you that the names «liberals» and «conservatives» have not the same signification here in Canada. First they don't refer to any religion beliefs and are more representative of the way those party can make our country progress.

Must say that our «conservatives» are known as «Progressive Conservative Party» and in comparaison to your parties, it's more like a Democrat party even more oriented on a real social democracy.

Your hate or bad ideas on «socialism» gives you the kind of country where it's all about «me, myself and I» and where only money is the main value denying equal rights for ALL Americans. Just, as an example, see how your health care system works (or more, doesn't work) with such a big money system at the mercy of those big insurance companies and where you have to show your credit cards to get in an hospital.
Something you'll never see here in Canada.

Your government is one of a «Republic» as ours is one of a «Social Democracy».
Your politics are polarized in a bi partisan system while here in Canada we can choose to vote for multi partisan system of 4 parties on the federal government and, for the province of Québec, also for 4 different parties and even a fifth one for our next 2018 election because the NDP federal party is going to open a provincial party for this next autumn election.

Two countries and two radical different ways of seeing those words and ideas.

Dave R said...

The Republican Party is a Special Party for Special People, at least that's what they keep telling themselves over and over and over again.

Joe said...

In the South, when we say something is special it’s synonymous with “That boy/girl just ain’t right.”