I know that title got your attention.

So now that you’re mad at me beucase I used Jesus and Democrat in the same sentence – or implied he is one lets talk about it.  A friend of mine pointed me to Everclear’s new song ‘Jesus Was a Democrat.’  I went to their site for it, downloaded it and listened to it.  I have to say upfront I don’t agree with the song in it’s entirety.  I do agree with some of the song though – and I think you should too.  You can hear a lot of the frustration that Alexakis (Everclear’s lead man) has with Christians.  He has some really good insights.

You should go to the site and download the song and listen to it.  Read through the lyrics – you will agree with some of them.  Like this;

You say Jesus loves the little children
And I say I know that’s true
I say he loves all the Muslims and the Jews
All the addicts and the porn stars too
You say Jesus died to save us all from a fiery hell
I say Jesus died to save us
Save us from ourselves
Will you save me from myself?

If Jesus was a liberal like the red letters say he was
I know he would have big love for all the killers and the racists
And the bullies in this world

I think he hits the nail on the head here.  Jesus died for everyone not just some.  Even the Muslims, Jews, pornstars, bullies, murders and racists.  I think that’s something we don’t like to talk about but the atonement of Christ is for everyone not just a select few.  I definitely don’t think he was a liberal – but a radical?  Yeah he was a radical.  Jesus did die to save us from a fiery hell and to save us from ourselves.  He wants to set us free – IF we will let him.

What are your thoughts?