I turned on the TV in my hotel the other night and I had the misfortune of getting PBS, and these miserable, evil human beings, the “Nuns on the Bus”, touring the country telling people they will go to hell if they vote Republican.
Oh, excuse me, that “the Ryan budget is inconsistent with Catholic social teaching”. In other words, Republicans are going to hell. If anybody makes any conservative theological statement about public policy, liberals (including these bitches) go nuts, but if liberals want to suck up to death row murderers in the name of Jesus and demand more welfare, that’s great.
I’m sorry, but I grew up around these people- arrogant, self-righteous, downright cruel people who use their religious beliefs, in which they define themselves as good and people who don’t agree with them as evil, to humiliate and degrade others.
Does evil become good and good evil through the word of Jesus? Liberals commonly think so. Here’s an old story of a nun, a comforter and enabler of murderers, condemning the then governor of California as Satanic. But like the woman says- “Where were you when my son was being murdered?” Where, indeed?
People of this type, as with Shon Hopwood, perceive criminals as being victims primarily. Punishment is seen as cruel and lacking compassion. Ultimately this comes from the idea that since Jesus died so that all sins might be forgiven, all sins are forgiven and judgement and punishment are not appropriate to Christians. Crime is a sort of illness, to be compassionately cured. The idea dates back to early Reformer Johannes Agricola, and while rejected by Luther, has been a strong strain of thought among liberal Christians ever since.
The “Nuns on the Bus” would vigorously dispute the theological authority of anybody other than themselves. They are extremely assured of their own, however. Frankly I have little interest in the self-promotion of a few dried-up, worn-out bull dykes. Like the Pharisees, they teach without authority.