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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Is Jesus "Appalled" by John Edwards?

John Edwards recently said 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 [beliefnet.com]. "I think he would be appalled, actually."
According to this line of thought, Jesus would likely be appalled by Edwards, who, story here,
succeeded last month in selling his imposing Georgetown mansion for $5.2 million
Edwards then went on to build a $5.4 million mansion in North Carolina!

What would Jesus say? Unlike Edwards, I don't proport to know (or care) what the divine ramifications are but the hypocrisy is obvious. Perhaps Jesus would say that Edwards could live in, say, a $1 million home and donate the other $4.4 million to charity, or to the federal treasury next time he files taxes, as he thinks that raising taxes is paramount to curing what ails the US. Go for it John! You have much more money than the rest of us do so please lead us by example before you ask us to cough up more.

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