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How would Jesus Christ vote for a President?

Asked by BibleTruth (10points) January 19th, 2017

If “Jesus Christ can vote, how would He vote for a President today?

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Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

He couldn’t. As a non-American from the Middle East who dresses in robes, unable to produce a passport, and with a reputation for giving inflammatory speaches and inciting riots, he would be turned over to ICE and very possibly end his days in Guantanamo Bay.

Pandora's avatar

@Espiritus_Corvus Oh, some days, you guys just slay me. LOL

ragingloli's avatar

Fred Phelps.

kritiper's avatar

He’d vote for a Moderate.

Rarebear's avatar

Well since Jesus Christ probably never existed it would be an illegal vote.

BellaB's avatar

Oh honey, you know illegal immigrants can’t vote.

Pandora's avatar

Actually he wouldn’t vote. He would comment on the elections but say he isn’t here to save governments but to save people.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

For the “grab them by the pussy” guy who serially cheats on his wives and marries the mistresses.

The guy who whips up a cheer from a crowd by telling them he wants to torture people.

He won the evangelical vote, so he must be a good Christian. Right?

Sneki95's avatar

Who stated that by President the OP refers to the American one?

Either way, he probably wouldn’t vote. He was kind of an anarchist, and had a a lot to say against all the corrupted, unscrupulous, populist bastards, which is every politician ever.

Jeruba's avatar

When asked about Jews’ paying taxes to Rome, he said: “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.” He didn’t advocate flouting secular law. He did speak for a higher law, though: “and unto God that which is God’s.”

cazzie's avatar

Anyone who has read Sermon on the Mount in The Book of Matthew knows exactly how he would vote.

Patty_Melt's avatar

He rescued a hooker about to be stoned, flipped vendor tables at the church, gathered around him a band of loyal friends who had questionable backgrounds, made outlandish claims most thought impossible then walked on water to reassure those who wanted to believe in him.
Jesus cast demons from a man everyone said was hopeless and crazy.
Jesus had mercy for the tax guy who just wanted to see him.
Jesus cured a leper.
Jesus didn’t care squat for rumors. He backed who would do their best.
I think he would have voted Trump.

cazzie's avatar

@Patty_Melt not to mention, he healed the sick and didn’t charge for it.

(the vendors were money changers because of a ‘cleanliness’ thing…. calling them vendors is like saying they were tshirt merchants… they weren’t. It was a money making practice that was approved of by the church)

Aster's avatar

@Espiritus_Corvus If He ended his days in Guantanamo Bay he’d be by himself the way things are going.

rojo's avatar

@Aster It is about time we cleaned out that place.

They would probably let Jesus go too. If they could find a country willing to take him in.

Of course, first they would have to Wewease Woderwick. The people insist.

Yellowdog's avatar

I doubt he would vote because His Kingdom is not of this world. Irregardless of his ballot, if He is divine, sovereign—then whoever he chooses would win.

cazzie's avatar

‘Irregardless’ is not a word.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Irregardless is in all my dictionaries.

cazzie's avatar

((eyeroll))

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

@Aster

“President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to keep the prison open and to use it to detain ‘bad dudes’ including American ISIS supporters. Critics fear that this will lead to American Muslims being deprived of their constitutional rights. Trump also announced to bring back waterboarding and worse methods of torture.”
—Wikipedia

WHY OBAMA HAS FAILED TO CLOSE GUANTÁNAMONew Yorker Magazine, 6 August 2017

As of January 5, 2017, 55 detainees remain at Guantanamo.

flutherother's avatar

This quote from a CIA memo on ‘enhanced interrogation’ helps explain why the Guantanamo detainees may never be released:

“Regardless which option we follow, however, and especially in light of the planned psychological pressure techniques to be implemented, we need to get reasonable assurances that subject will remain in isolation and incommunicado for the remainder of his life.”

In other words they were so ashamed of what they were doing they didn’t want anyone to know, ever. A Christian country? Maybe, but I’m sure Jesus would not have approved.

VenusFanelli's avatar

If he could prove he was a citizen and a registered voter, he’s surely vote for Trump, instead of Hillary.

filmfann's avatar

As I said before, Jesus would vote for Abraham Lincoln.
Dead, you say? Not anymore!

Strauss's avatar

Corollary question…if Jesus was born in the Middle East, why is his name Hispanic?

elbanditoroso's avatar

@Strauss – to be exact about this, his actual (Hebrew) name was Yeshu or Yeshua, and the Jesus name was applied by the dudes who translate the bible.

You could ask the question a different way, too. Why do so many Hispanics have a Greek translation of a hebrew name as their own names?

Strauss's avatar

@elbanditoroso I really do know the answer, and the question was asked with tongue firmly implanted in cheek. I have a fairly strong background in linguistics, and realize that due to the fluidity of vowels in Aramaic, the actual name is a lot closer to “Joshua ”, so he might have been known as “Joshua ben Joseph”.

I remember a similar exchange with someone, it might even have been you, several years ago.

Aethelwine's avatar

Third party

Lonelyheart807's avatar

Although, @Sneki95…Jesus did say “Render to Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and render to God what is God’s”. He said that because the local priests were trying to trap him into saying not to pay taxes, in which case it would be grounds for the Romans arresting him. Whether you believe or not that the statement above was Jesus showing support for the local government (even if He didn’t agree or approve of them), it doesn’t really indicate which president He would have voted for.)

If we are talking about this past American election, I have my own opinions of how He might have voted, but I’ll not go there, lol!

Lonelyheart807's avatar

Sorry, @Jeruba…I just noticed that you quoted the same Scripture in your response.

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