How Would Jesus Tax?

Lawrence O’Donnell vs. Rush Limbaugh: Biblical lessons from the media? Or – How to do eisegesis?
Guess which one argues for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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1 Christiane May 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I had for some time thought that the majority of Southern Baptist people were probably devoted to the philosophy of one of these speakers and despised the view point of the other without reservation.

Can it be that I was wrong? If I was wrong, I apologize sincerely for my ignorance and for my foolish pride.

For me, this is a humbling post, a healing post. I needed it.
Thank you.

2 jasmine May 6, 2011 at 3:36 pm

HAHA! I love hearing folks rip on Rush. How dare he put words into Jesus’ mouth. Being the hippocrate that he is, Rush will pay for this comment an many ways. I’m sure of it. But seriously….What would Jesus take from Rush, and compare that with what he would take from a single mother, whom lost her husband, and is now working 2 jobs, and going to school to pave the way for her children. Let’s see how Rush would fair in that deal shall we?

3 aaron May 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Unless i missed something i did not hear either one of them argue for the Gosepl.

4 Mark May 6, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Christiane,

I don’t think either man made their point by exegeting Scripture. They are also more concerned about trying to make Jesus uphold their social/political position than about Jesus’ gospel.

5 Mark May 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Jasmine, we’re all hypocrites. And Rush no more put words in Jesus’ mouth than did O’Donnell. You have no idea what Rush would or would not do in your scenario. I think that Jesus would rather both Rush and O’Donnell would come to repent and believe the gospel.

6 Mark May 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm

aaron, exactly.

7 Christiane May 6, 2011 at 9:08 pm

I was hopeful that I had been wrong.

I don’t see Lawrence McDonnell as someone who would exegete Holy Scripture, but in this case, he called Limbaugh out. I would have thought that this comment stream would come fully to the support of ‘Rush’ and I am encouraged that it did not do so.

I am aware that Limbaugh has helped to raised up a whole generation of conservatives. I know that he is an ‘icon’.

I watched Glenn Beck the other night, and I honestly think that he has ‘lost it’, and I had difficulty trying to sort out whether or not he is making himself out to be a ‘prophet’ or not.

The wedding of the SBC and the Republican Party has diminished both, I’m afraid. But it seems locked-in for good.

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