Saturday 19 August 2017

The Saturday List #143 - Eight reasons why Donald Trump's behaviour is "not Christian"

I read a report that Donald Trump believes he has a divine mandate for his behaviour. Now I don't want to get into a religous debate here. Simply to point out that at Jesus's biggest gig, he laid down his philosophy in eight easy to understand statements, know as the BEATITUDES. I guess this is Christianity for dummies. The rules of the club are the Ten commandments (you know thou shalt not steal, though shalt not kill etc). The Beatitudes are the philosophy. It's like "follow the rules, live by the principles". From what I've seen Mr Trump and his fans version of Christianity doesn't really seem to have much truck with these.

 The reality of Christian faith and it's attitude to non whites/non Christians is well made by James Martin, an American Jesuit priest, editor at large , author of 'Jesus: A Pilgrimage' and 'Building a Bridge,' consultor to the Secretariat for Communication​.

 I doubt Mr Trump reads the Barnet Eye. More surprisingly for someone who claims to be a Christian, he doesn't seem to read the Gospel according to St Matthew much either.


"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10 

I could say more, but I think it's all there isn't it? 

1 comment:

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