Mudcat Café message #1421343 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77771   Message #1421343
Posted By: EagleWing
26-Feb-05 - 05:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Little Hawk said "I would say that the Old Testament, in general, espouses a pretty Rightwing kind of attitude, while the New Testament tends in the other direction. To put it another way, religious fundamentalists and literal thinkers tend to the Right, religious liberals and metaphorical thinkers tend to the Left."

I have to confess that I disagree about the Old Testament. The prophets, especially, call for justice. Things like Jubilee and the sabbath are intended to work against exploitation. Prohibition of "moving boundries" are to stop "big business" from taking over the little man's land. Loads of left-wing stuff in the OT.

Frank L