Monday, July 29, 2013

Gene Chapman v. Gregg Abbott: Traditional Values

Gregg Abbott's Position:

Championing the conservative values and religious liberties that define Texans, Greg Abbott fights for the principles of faith, family and freedom to make Texas a better place to live and raise a family.
Greg Abbott successfully defended the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments on the Texas Capitol grounds all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. He also represented all 50 states in defending the words “One Nation, Under God” in our Pledge of Allegiance, and in defending prayer during the Presidential Inauguration ceremony.
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Gene Chapman's reply:

What Mr. Abbott champions is the Law of Moses, but it is interesting that the Law of Jesus is absent in the monument at the State Capitol.  Wouldn't it be nice if the followers of Jesus had a monument at the State Capitol, like the followers of Moses do?  Maybe we could change the names of the streets around the Walls Unit in Huntsville to "Render Not Evil For Evil Parkway," " Go Not To Law Street," "Judge Not Street," "Condemn Not Street?"  

(And for my Christian friends, Jesus didn't say, "I'm bringing the Kingdom with me in my back pocket."  He said, "The Kingdom of God is [present tense] within you," 2000 years ago.  The Law of Moses and the Law of Jesus are like oil and water.  Moses plucks out your eyes, while the Law of Jesus renders not evil for evil.  The Law of Moses was abrogated by Jesus himself so you could start living the Kingdom conception of life 2000 years ago.  Abrogated, is like a Texas rattle snake put under glass.  You can see it.  You can see what it was.  But it has no more bite.)

I like what Pope Francis said yesterday about gays:  "Who am I to judge?"  Now there is a guy who is connecting with the message of the Law of Jesus.

Law of Jesus:

1)  Swear not/ Do not take oaths (ends the state and all its systems of violence).

2)  Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth (mitigates envy and covetousness and refocusses life on the family and community).

3)  Render not evil for evil (ends war).

4)  Go not to law (ends the legal system).

5)  Judge not, condemn not (ends bigotry, discrimination, the prison system and the death penalty).

Conclusion:  Peace on earth.

Gene Chapman,
Tolstoyan-Gandhian Libertarian Candidate for Texas Governor
(Endorsed by Dr. Noam Chomsky, Intellectual of the Age)