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Justifying meanness

NPR had a story this morning that struck me as showing up a blatant selfish meanness among the so-called Tea Party Republicans who think they ought to be running the United States. I don’t think I’ve heard anyone in my lifetime justify what amounts to robbery of the poor and elderly (the Paul Ryan Budget) to satisfy the greedy urge to keep more of their hard earned and sometimes dirty money with some sort of “Christian” doctrine. Call it whatever you will, but it’s not Christian, or any other religion that I know of.

Go ahead, be as mean and selfish as you like, but don’t justify it as anything to do with Christianity. Jesus threw the money lenders and other greedy sellers out of the Temple, remember? Ross Douthat may be right, but I hope we haven’t completely become a Nation of Heretics.