If I hear the "Jesus was a community organizer and Pilate was a Governor" meme one more time I am going to scream. In fact while writing this I just heard it again on the radio – arg. But I guess it does say a lot about those who are willing to use it. They say it as if it was actually a slam against Sarah Palin. I have heard some stupid Democrat inspired religious memes in the past such as the "Holy Family was homeless" but this surely takes the cake.
To start off Pontius Pilate was not a governor he was a Prefect of the Roman Judaea province. But even if it was a governor then what they would say would prove too much since it would include any Democrat who was a governor. Now if you are going to do a Pilate comparison which candidate most fits the mode? Mark Hemingway at the Corner said that when it came to Jesus that Pontius Pilate merely vote "Present" Jay Anderson asks "Between Gov. Palin and Sen. Obama, which do you think would be more likely to utter the question "What is truth?" I think when it comes to washing your hands because of condemning innocent blood surely this is the modern Democratic party. When it comes to abortion, cloning, ESCR, Euthanasia, and even some cases infanticide then surely you hear the sounds of washing hands from the likes of Obama and company. State Senator Obama determined that it was more politically expedient to let children die that were born alive after a failed abortion to protect abortion. Pilate would have understood Obama’s politically expediency since he did the same thing.
The idea of Jesus as community organizer proves that they know nothing of who Jesus is and that they don’t know what a community organizer is in the first place. But I guess they can’t help themselves in continually comparing Obama to Jesus. Some people have the idea that a community organizer is kind of like a volunteer community helper in the Jimmy Carter Habitats for Humanity mode. When it reality a community organizer is a paid political position that does little if any actual good in communities. Habitats for Humanity is something that actually does good and their is a reason Obama doesn’t brag about his accomplishment during his time as a community organizer. But I can’t blame people for not knowing what this is since even Sen. Obama mentioned in one of his autobiographies that he didn’t know what it was when the job was offered to him. Community organizer came to us from Marxist agitator Saul Alinsky in a work called “Rules for Radicals” and is really a model for grievance-mongering. In fact it was some of Alinsky’s former students that hired Obama in the first place.
It seems the modern liberals seem to have almost the same view of Jesus as the zealots did. That he would serve a political purpose and a change in government. When the truth is that Jesus did everything he could to avoid being seen in these terms. The community that Jesus died for on the cross was for the whole human community and the sins of our community. Jesus was not limited to helping out in a community in temporal terms in Nazareth or Jerusalem, but in eternal terms by dying for our sins and enabling us to live with him forever. The organizing he has done is to order all things for our good. His job title is Messiah not community organizer, though Obama seems to aspire to both. Jesus taught us who are neighbor is and that we needed to broaden our definition of who are neighbor was and that besides loving them, that we must also love our enemies. That we are to administer to the poor and the sick, not that we are to agitate for the government to take care of our responsibilities towards our neighbor. At our judgment Jesus will ask us what we did for the least of these not what government program we supported. Son of God, son of man, prince of peace, Messiah, and even carpenter are all on his resume, but community organizing is not.