Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Rush Limbaugh criticizes Jesus for being a Marxist ... er, wait a second

A prominent conservative pundit today condemned Jesus Christ for expressing what he said were clearly Marxist sentiments in a recent statement. According to a reporter named "Matthew" (no last name was included in the byline), Jesus said "You cannot serve both God and mammon." The comment has set off a firestorm of protest from prominent conservatives.

On his radio show, Rush Limbaugh responded, "This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the Savior of the world." He criticized Jesus' understanding of economics and added, "If it weren't for capitalism, I don't know where Christianity would be."

Limbaugh went on to ....

Um, wait. Let me check this again. Hmmm. I, ... er, think maybe I've got a couple things wrong here.

It wasn't actually Jesus Limbaugh was criticizing. It was actually the Pope he was taking to task ... for saying pretty much the same thing.

Never mind.

1 comment:

Lee said...

Socialism would be fine if it were being run by people like Jesus. It helps to be omniscient, compassionate, and with an inerrant sense of justice and need.

If you find anyone like that, sign me up.

In the meantime, we have to deal with man in his present state. The epitaphs of Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao, Pol Pot, various Kims, etc. should read, look what happens when we place our faith in man.

P.S. I don't think the Church does understand economics. But looking for light under Limbaugh's lamp probably won't prove that.