Friday, September 3, 2010

Another Leftist Slams Beck.

By her own admission, Lynn Voedisch is hardly a "poster child for religious piety", even going so far as to refer to herself as a "Renegade Christian". Not being certain just what Voedisch might mean by that reference, I searched the Internet for a working definition and found these two articles - here and here. While the writers of those article might disagree on whether being a Renegade Christian is a good thing or not, I was able to piece together what I believe Ms. Voedisch might mean by her use of the term.

As defined by the second article, a Renegade Christian believes that he or she can do his or her own thing without being associated or affiliated with any particular church. Ms. Voedisch claims to love Jesus' message, but not the "rigmarole and the fairy tales the church force-feeds so many people". I've always found that argument a bit odd ...... we only know of Christ's message because of the Church.

It's Ms.Voedisch self described, less than stellar following of Christian teachings that makes me wonder why she choose to write an article on what she calls Glenn Beck's Faith Fest and how Beck's followers are not following Christ's Word. Voedisch mentions the Sermon on the Mount, but it isn't clear to me that she has the slightest idea what Christ meant. As one person commenting on Voedisch's article pointed out, Christ never suggested that "Caesar" (read Federal Govt.) should take care of everyone from cradle to grave. Christians voluntarily helping the poor is very different than the Feds confiscating your wealth and doing with it as they please.

Ms.Voedisch ends her article with this gem;

"Consider this: 'See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.'
We are beautiful as we are, ratty jeans and all. Jesus wasn't even into designer clothing."

She misses the point. As a matter of fact, her use of this statement actually contradicts everything she tried to convey in her piece. The lesson from that quote is not "We are beautiful as we are, ratty jeans and all" but that we should look to God alone; He will provide for us.

There's no mention of Uncle Sam.

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