Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Well, isn't this special! John Edwards is now not only a presidential candidate, but he's taken on the role of being a spokesman for Jesus.

Isn't this just wonderful? If John Edwards were to win in 2008 we would actually have a spokesman for Jesus Christ in the White House! How can we turn this incredible opportunity down?

Edwards was being interviewed for a Christian website called Beliefnet.com. During that interview Edwards made the following revelations:

  • Jesus would be appalled at how the United States has ignored the plight of the suffering.
  • Children should have private time to pray at school.
  • Jesus would be upset with the selfishness of Americans.
  • Jesus would be upset about our country's willingness to go to war "when it's not necessary."
  • Jesus would be upset with our focus on our own selfish short-term needs.

I guess we should all stop for a moment to thank John Edwards for sharing Jesus' thoughts with us. Somehow, though, I think that Jesus would understand that there is no country on the face of the earth that does as much for the suffering as does the United States. Jesus is also probably away that Americans give more money to worthy causes than the people of any other nation. I'm also not convinced that Jesus would feel that removing a bloody dictator -- a dictator guilty of mass murders, rapes and wholesale violations of human decency -- would be categorized as "unnecessary." There are some who might think that getting rid of Saddam Hussein was actually a very Christian thing to do!

Anyway ... it's nice to know that John Edwards would don the mantle of Jesus' spokesman in order to further his political goals.

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