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[ item # 1 on the JesusWouldBeFurious.org page ]
Conservatives don't like the Gospels of Jesus of Nazareth
nearly as much as they love the Old Testament, the
Epistles of Paul of Tarsus, and the Book of Revelation !
Their "fundamentals" are not Christ's fundamentals,
and they are the kind of "blind leaders of the blind",
that Jesus warned his followers to shun.
The series of points below feature brief introductions to a number of linked articles, each of which opens in a separate window, exposing the many ways in which so-called "Christian conservative" preachers, writers, radio or TV commentator, and the like, neither teach what Jesus taught, nor act the way Jesus instructed his followers to act. These people may be outstanding showmen and women, and are entitled to launch religions of their own, if they so choose. But they should not to be believed when they claim to represent the religion of Jesus Christ!
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c) Many Conservative preachers are the kind of "blind leaders" that Jesus warned us not to follow.
d) Because they want to give conservative parts of the bible equal value as Jesus' teaching, conservative preachers defy all the evidence to insist that there are no errors in the bible because it is all "God's Word" and equally inspired by God.
g) Jesus was rejected in his day and predicted that those who followed his example would suffer the same fate.
h) Three of the world's major religions share what we call the "Old Testament". By uncritically revering the cruel and unjust God depicted in that scripture, the more conservative preachers and writers of those faiths may well be responsible for much of the shameful amount of inhuman brutality that has been perpetrated over the course of centuries in the name of that God, as we show at WhatKindOfGod.org.
i) The Book of Revelations? or a Book of Hallucinations ?
While conservative Christians may want to view it as the former, this excellent article
by a professor of religion, named Rev. James McGrath, shows that the interpretation of this book of the bible that has been made popular by the whole "Left Behind" series, makes it more of the latter.
j) The following is an excellent and informative report by an Evangelical Christian on the contrast between what Conservative Christians in America profess and what they practice :The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience