Jesus was NOT a community organizer.
You’ve probably heard the most recent bit of nonsense from the Obama Supporters, “Jesus was a community organizer, Pilate was a governor”. It is such an absurd statement that one would think no one would attempt to use it as an actual campaign talking point. Sadly, this isn’t so. So, please, allow me to rebut this absurd statement:
First, the term “community organizer” is something a euphemism. I’ve got a friend whose official title is “loss prevention tactical specialist”. He’s a security guard. The term “community organizer” isn’t much different. They do varying degrees of two things:
1. Register people to vote in poor areas (great for keeping incumbents in office).
2. Spend taxpayer money on said poor areas. For example, a community organizer might suddenly decide the local rec center needs a new ping pong table.
Community organizers are also employed by the local government. Generally when someone allocates taxpayer funds to a specific neighborhood while simultaneously encouraging them to vote, we’d call that “buying votes”. However, we won’t in this case since we’ve got that lovely term “community organizing” instead.
Jesus, on the other hand:
1. Regularly defied local government (pharisees) rather than worked for them.
2. Never registered anyone to vote.
3. Never allocated taxpayer funds to anything.
If I were a christian, I’d probably be offended by these statements. Perhaps that is the point of this silliness – not to make any legitimate point but to offend. With the ever diminishing pool of brainpower that Obama Supporters draw from, it becomes more and more difficult to find motive or reason in their actions. Perhaps it’s time we stop looking.
(Full disclosure: I am a non-practicing jew.)