Who would Jesus Assassinate?

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Marvin Olansky, from World magazine, has some thoughts on Pat Robertson. Obviously, Robertson’s words were so over the top wrong it’s not hard to condemn them. However, sometimes it takes exaggerations of problems to get us to talk about how such problems are more pervasive than we realize.

Back in the 90s I heard much rhetoric from Christian circles about how evil Bill Clinton was. There was none of the respect Paul encourages in his letters for leaders of governments.

We may not be calling for the assassination of leaders we don’t like. Pat Robertson is rightfully being condemned and judged for his statement. But a wise fellow once said, ” I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, “You fool,’ you will be liable to the hell of fire.”

Thoughts to consider even in our more restrained political rhetoric.

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