August 29, 2013

Jesus the Politician

Anthony Esolen, Catholic Thing

Malcolm Muggeridge, still an agnostic but making his slow way toward faith and the Church, writes this about the Political Jesus in vogue during his day and, in some forward-thinking backwaters, ours:

It is curious to reflect that this concept of You as a dedicated progressive and freedom fighter is now generally approved in most clerical, and even ecclesiastical, circles.  As I have found, pointing out that You resolutely refused to attach Yourself to earthly causes like Jewish nationalism, and refrained from denouncing injustices and inequalities of the time, such as slavery, amounts almost to blasphemy today.  Nothing it seems, can save You from joining Lords Soper and MacLeod on the Labour Benches in the House of Lords.
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