Quote: Citizens need to depend on Jesus, who actually “walked the walk”. Jesus lived a sin free life, sacrificed himself on a cross, was resurrected, and offers salvation to those who believe and profess in Jesus’ divinity.
How about people need to believe within themselves rather than someone elses' "Holy Prophet" such as the politically-correct figures of the Rapethuglican/Degenerat parties such as "Bush", "Obama" or even "Jesus" for that matter? Or, better yet, let the people pick who they feel are better role models for themselves and their own families and loved ones or just delegate themselves for the task. That's true Freedom and Independence. It's essentially the heart of the founding of the United States of America and its Constitution.
If you want me to submit to who yourself consider "Holy" and "Sanctified" and anyone else, even myself, is seen as unholy or evil is the pinnacle of arrogance itself. If that works for yourself, fine. But when one wants to consider someone lesser than themselves if they don't follow a specific "Holy Prophet" or politically-correct patriarchal figure or dogma then that person that preaches such claptrap is one that people should stay away from.
My ethic is simply this: Do what you want as you want. As long as what you do doesn't harm any nonconsenting people and the property they own then it's all good.
Yes, you can be a miser or give away all your possessions. No harm there. But when it comes down to bigotry and prejudice that's where I have to call a foul. There are people who don't believe what you believe who do lead safe, ethical and happy lives. You don't hear much from them because they see no need in evangelizing to give their ways of living any cred. In fact it's really no one elses' business but their own.
In any case Jesus got a bum deal. He didn't choose to be sacrificed. He was wrongly crucified for crimes he didn't commit. Why not go after the sinners themselves rather than the wrong guy? To me that little fable is nothing more than a tale of injustice itself. I see no honor in stating that someone else was punished for my own crimes, whatever "crimes" those were I have no idea. The idea that everyone "sins" is a false assumption since it leads to the justification that just because everyone does it and the wrong person got punished for those "sins" makes it all okay in the end.
I think of "sanctified" people, such as Ken Lay of Enron, who felt that despite his crimes that he was without sin in the eyes of "His Lord". And yet he could have chose not to defraud millions of people! Go figure! People can choose to "sin" or not! What a radical concept! Only here it's okay to "sin" because some else was sacrificed! That is despicable! It's as if it's a free pass to be an unethical and irresponsible person just because, "At least I KNOW I'm going to Heaven because He died for my sins."
It makes me wonder who really drove those nails in, gave Him that crown of thorns, and loved to be awash in all of that "sanctified" blood in the first place. Can you picture someone bathing in someone elses' blood? Y'ever watch that scene in "Blue Steel" where Ron Silver is anointing himself in the blood of his victim? How revolting! And that's before considering the risk of disease through blood-borne pathogens! Icky-poo!
So I'm not against people who choose to believe in anyone or anything outside of themselves. I'm against naughty people who do horrendous things in the names of their beliefs, politics and other dogma. So be careful out there. Most people are decent people. Just beware of the select few who take advantage of that situation for their own nefarious purposes.