Apparently today was a good day to blog about hypocracy. Seems half the people I follow had some element of hypocracy as their theme. A couple that stood out to me included Trey Morgan’s post You Might Be a Hypocrite If… and Jessica Ahlquist’s post A Crown of Thorns with Jelly.
Trey, a minister, takes the Jeff Foxworthy approach to identifying hypocratic tendancies that seem to rear their ugly heads in Christianity from time to time. Jessica shares her story about efforts to secure separation of church and state in the public school she attends. She goes head to head with an ultra-right-wing Christian “hell-bent” on keeping prayer in the school. Said Christian had apparently been arrested in the past for “…freaking out and throwing a pro-life video at someone…”.
Both are good reads.
And it took everything inside of me to keep my mouth shut on Trey’s blog. I had a few things to add to his list, but didn’t feel like he deserved to have to deal with the ruckus I am capable of causing.
Nevertheless, I have a few questions to ask regarding this whole hypocracy thing.
Like, isn’t it a bit hypocritical to be pro-life and pro-war?
And what about supporting a thrice divorced candidate as the cheerleader for family values?
I’m even wondering if Jesus would support a political candidate who advocates drilling for oil in our protected areas?
I mean really, What Would Jesus Do?
Stem cell research….I wonder if Jesus would allow a child to suffer with a horrible disease that might be curable at some point through stem cell research? Oh wait….he’d just miraculously heal them. Hmmm…..bad example. :P
Might it be a tad hypocritical to cut federal funding for women’s health care clinics for the poor while bankrolling the banking and auto industry?
What about the Christian approach to solving the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa? Eliminate the funding for medicine and condoms and start teaching them to keep their appendages behind their zipper.
That’s a real weinner.
What kinds of hypocritical political poop can you add to this list?