Christianity is the favored religion for Western conservatives, whom generally believe in the principles of small government, individualism and in many cases, traditional values. However the idea of a conservative Christian is contradictory to the scripture of the New Testament, which is where the teachings of Jesus Christ (the supposed founder of the faith) reside. Conservatives claim to oppose social welfare and government regulation, even though Christ advocated for feeding the poor and healing the sick; both ideas would be considered precursors to current government programs such as healthcare, food stamps or mandatory food donations, which can be found in countries such as France, in which supermarkets are required by law to donate all non-spoiled edible items to the poor. Christ was also opposed to the existence of wealthy people, stating that "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." This could be considered an early example of communism, where the means of production is collectively owned and currency and social hierarchies are abolished. Conservative Christians claim to be opposed to abortion ,even though there is a story in the Bible, in which a woman with child who committed adultery, was given "bitter water" to intentionally miscarry; a primitive version of abortion. Conservative Christians also claim to be opposed to homosexuality, as it is" an abomination," however Jesus Christ never mentions homosexuality, and it is only mentioned in the New Testament. Christ was an advocate of love and tolerance, not hatred and bigotry. In conclusion, to be a Christian and adhere to socially and fiscally conservative ideas, means rejecting the principles of your savior, and ultimately, rejecting Jesus. Many consider Jesus to be the first socialist, with early scholars and academics such as Sir Thomas Moore, subscribing to the ideology of humanism, based off the teachings of Jesus. To be a Christian means helping the poor, helping the sick, and identifying with the progressive movement, in order to improve the lives of the less fortunate; to get rid of inequality, and fight for a strong, empathetic, and peaceful society. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+5%3A11-31 http://biblehub.com/matthew/19-24.htm http://biblehub.com/matthew/5-3.htm
Edited by The Last Hunter: 12/28/2016 4:41:06 PMThis. Finally its being said, I've had it over my head Christians saying proudly that they follow their Jesus but when it comes to helping, all they think it how they can profit. Small note Christians: going to church every Sunday is not enough to gets to your precious heaven if you turn your head around when it comes to people in need. Edit: Okay sorry for not specifying, I didn't mean all christians, I meant christians that are conservatives.