The Word according to John Edwards: Jesus Would be Appalled that you would Pretend Know what he thinks


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John Edwards once again making stupid and ignorant comments all in the name of political aspirations. Edwards, please do not speak for Jesus, you can barely speak for yourself. Actually Mr. Edwards, lying would probably appall Jesus. Presidential wannabe John Edwards made the following statements regarding what would appall Jesus.

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says Jesus would be appalled at how the United States has ignored the plight of the suffering, and that he believes children should have private time to pray at school.

Edwards, in an interview with the Web site, said Jesus would be most upset with the selfishness of Americans and the country’s willingness to go to war “when it’s not necessary.”

“I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs,” Edwards told the site. “I think he would be appalled, actually.”

In this same interview John Edwards states he does not think that America is a Christian nation. This man thinks he knows what Jesus might think? OK.

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Funny, wonder what he would say about your “selfish short term needs” of your lavish 28,200 square foot home? Exactly what planet do you live on Edwards that says Americans do not care about helping others? The United States is one of the most generous at helping others in the world.

There is altogether too much talk about the United States being ungenerous with foreign aid. We show up as 21st in the rankings, in per capita terms, according to one estimate. These figures neglect remittances, where the U.S. is a very clear first with $28.4 billion a year sent to other countries. The bottom line: when it comes to other nations, the United States is the most generous country in the world.

Here is a list of some of the top givers, people that Edwards would deem selfish. I guess John Edwards is also unaware if the United States Agency for International Development that “extend a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster or striving to live in a free and democratic country.” I guess John Edwards also did not receive the memo that in 2004 Americans gave over $248 billion to charities.

In 2004, Americans gave over $248 billion to charity. Our dollars helped support religious causes, environmental concerns and educational charities. But in a nation that’s obsessed with competition, it’s impossible not to ask: Where do people give the most?

As it turns out, there are profound regional differences both in how much money people give to charity and in what kinds of organizations they help support. According to a recent study by the Giving USA Foundation, which is part of the American Association of Fundraising Counsel in Glenview, Ill., American households donate an average 2% of their income to charitable causes each year. (Forbes)

Maybe Jesus would only be appalled at individuals that would use his name in a negative way for political purposes. Very few things would appall Jesus, that most likely would.

  • Sister Toldjah: You can always tell when the campaign season rolls around, because Democrats start talking about their ‘faith’ as if it’s old hat.
  • Hot Air: If that’s what John Edwards’ personal Jesus teaches, he is as confused as Edwards is. I wonder if his hair is as nice.
  • Blue Crab Boulevard: And so we have John Edwards playing a self-righteous and self-serving mockery of “What would Jesus do?”. Or in this case, what would Jesus denounce.

(Hat Tip: Klaas)

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “The Word according to John Edwards: Jesus Would be Appalled that you would Pretend Know what he thinks”

    1. who's your Daddy on March 6th, 2007 3:03 am

      You sound just like a 29 percenter.Quack quack cabinboy!

    2. Richard on March 6th, 2007 6:37 am

      Note to Tom and Red: every time this asks me to add 0 and 0, it tells me that I fail the test. My understanding is that 0 and 0 equal zero … since I’ve been told, three times, that that answer is wrong and I failed the test … please tell me what the right answer is.

      Anyway, my comment was to have been something like:

      In his zeal, Mr. Edwards fails to reflect upon the cost of financial presidential and other political campaigns, which every year soars to new highs (or to new lows, depending on your point of view).

      Doubtless every cent spent on this effort, which seems to produce lesser results as the money increases, is wrested from the mouths of the poor.

      Mr. Edwards might also reflect that one of Christ’s particular targets, based on what I remember from the Bible, was the hypocrisy of the powerful.

      Yeah … when pigs fly.

    3. Skyboxx on March 6th, 2007 7:17 am

      The man’s entitled to his opinion, and he doesn’t have to fake his southern drawl. That being said, he still can’t win, but unless Gore is a not show, in the end, this is the Dem’s dark horse to be trotted out in 2008. (IMO)

      He clearly has to quietly campaign while the Media’s front runners Obama and Hillary continue to crab headlines.

      Just like the media’s frontrunner for 2004 (Dean) did before he crashed and burned. Its just a matter of time for Obama and Hillary.

    4. Jerry from Ohio on March 6th, 2007 8:06 am

      I am justa common country man who is just lucky enough to have some common sense but this is my opinion ok ?
      Mr Edwards if one is to believe what he is saying really believes all this rehtoric then he is definatly NOT in a good Psychological state to run for president or even Dog catcher for that fact .
      The animals would deserve much better .
      It is so sad to see a man that obviousley must have had talent at one time or another but has now slipped into a state of delusional self importance.
      Please, someone that has a relationship with Mr Edwards
      and that cares about him and his well being please arrange to find him the help that he is so desperately crying out for, be a true friend and tell him the truth about what we are all seeing and hearing from him at this time of crisis in his life .

    5. Miss-Underestimated on March 6th, 2007 8:16 am

      OMG These people really think most of us are that stupid.

      They ought to stop call it campaigning and call it

      “Circus with the Candidates”

      I am appalled that Edwards thinks we are that stupid.

      I wonder how Jesus would feel about the lawsuits that Mr. Edwards has won? Isn’t that like a money changer?

      BTW are his eyes crossed?

    6. Brenda on March 6th, 2007 10:21 am


      Mr. Edwards doesn’t feel the “general public” should be so brazen as to decide what Jesus would think…yet he finds it OK for himself to do so? It is beyond comprehension, but that’s a socialist/liberal for you. They defy their own logic.

      More pitiful still is the fact Mr. Edwards actually is stupid enough to say Jesus could even BE appauled. Yeah, right! The creator of the Universe suddenly seeing something “new” and “appauling”? Riiiiight! I think watching your closest friends (disciples) abandon you, a convicted killer released from a death sentence rather than you, then watch the crowd (many you know) cheer as you are put to death JUST MAY be a bit more appauling than what is going on today (the more things change, the more they remain the same.) Oh yeah, and that little thing where although Jesus was dying he asked God to “forgive them because they didn’t know what they were really doing?” Gee! Wonder why being killed is less “appauling” than the banter going on in our times? (NOT)

      Could the Dems find a candidate with at least a small clue?

      Alas…Mr. Edwards just ain’t that smart, but is apparently brighter than his supporters! (Now THAT is appauling :>)


    7. John Staton on March 6th, 2007 11:22 am

      The open question is has Mr Edwards lived his life consistent with what he now preaches? I believe that the answer is a loud NO!

    8. Brenda on March 6th, 2007 2:41 pm

      I heard a blurb of Hillary quoting the Bible on the talk radio network this morning. Made me sick to my stomach. Like trying to listen to a pig sing opera…didn’t sound rignt, and was rather disgusting. Used that same monitone voice (like a crow) she always does. Ick!


    9. Joanne on March 6th, 2007 3:22 pm

      Undoubtedly, Jesus would endorse tax cuts.

    10. Erik on November 24th, 2007 3:47 am

      First of all i just wanted to point out, that it is disgraceful to make light of a man’s personal beliefs. Second of all, who are you to judge this man? A man’s wealth does not define him! Maybe the reason that you are so angered by his comments, is simply out of your pure jealousy of the man.

      This man obviously worked hard as a young man, believed in his dream and is being rewarded because of his effort. And who are you? Just another heckler who does nothing but complain about life and does nothing to improve one’s surroundings.
      As an Irish Immigrant he is the one candidate that i see who is willing to make a difference. He is fighting for the issues that deserve attention. While most of you are so ignorant and naive that all you do is mock and point the finger.
      This article is a joke and a complete waste, anyone who takes this seriously needs to become educated and wash their mouths out. I am generally even keeled about these matters, but this just sickens me.
      I have a personal faith in Jesus Christ and i know what this country needs, they need more men like John Edwards!

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