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Sean Hannity
   

Will Jesus Send Sean Hannity
 to Hell?

 

In Matthew 25:31-46, the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, Jesus proclaims that how you treat the hungry, the thirsty, the sick and other "least of these," is how you treat Jesus himself:

"Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to thee?' 45. Then he will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.

If you have failed to help the "least of these," Jesus promises, he will send you to "eternal punishment".
 

Can Hannity be considered a true Christian if the focus of his life is thwarting others and the society itself from implementing such a fundamental teaching of Christianity as Matthew 25:31-46?

 

It's fine to oppose government programs to help the Matthew 25 "least of these," as Hannity usually does.  But to avoid violating the Matthew 25 injunction, Hannity must then propose Equivalent Alternative Solutions.  Equivalent Alternative Solutions are ones which:

  • help at least the same number of those people who legitimately need help
  • provide at least the same amount of effective assistance to those people
  • get the help to them at least as quickly
  • are at least as certain to accomplish these goals

 

Equivalent Alternative Solutions can certainly be completely non-governmental, as long as they meet the four criteria directly above.

 

But Hannity consistently both opposes the plans of others to help the "least of these," and fails to offer Equivalent Alternative Solutions.

 

Hannity should be asked: "What about Matthew 25?  If you oppose my plan to help some of the "least of these," what do you propose instead?  How does what you're espousing here fulfill what Jesus commanded in Matthew 25?  In fact, isn't what you're doing exactly what Jesus condemned in Matthew 25?"

 

Hannity might reply:

 

Matthew 25 applies only to individual acts of charity.

 

The response is, Matthew 25 neither says nor implies any such thing.  If anything, the contrary: Jesus gathers the "nations," who speak to him collectively as "we."  Beyond that, should a passage such as Matthew 25 be interpreted narrowly so as to avoid responsibility?  Would anyone seriously maintain that Jesus would say it’s okay for society as a whole to let people suffer and die, as long as some members give some money to charity?

 

Yes, you are individually held to account under Matthew 25 for your individual one-on-one acts of charity or lack thereof, but you are also individually held to account under Matthew 25 for how the actions you take influence your society in its treatment of the "least of these."  

 

As Pope John Paul II has written in this context:

It is a question not only of alleviating the most serious and urgent needs through individual actions here and there, but of uncovering the roots of evil and proposing initiatives to make social, political and economic structures more just and fraternal. Ecclesia in America

Hannity has plans to help the poor, and that certainly satisfies the injunction in Matthew 25.

 

The response: Hannity's "plans" are inadequate to fulfill the Matthew 25 mandate.  Hannity consistently advocates courses of action which by design do not help all those legitimately in need, or will help them inadequately, or will help them for too short a time, or are much less certain to take effect.

 

Similarly inadequate for Matthew 25 are vague hopes that "the free market"  or "competition" will solve the problem.  Vague hopes are not enough: plans to help the poor must be concrete.

 

As the Pope makes clear:

Christ's words "as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me" (Mt 25 :40) were not intended to remain a pious wish…Centesimus Annus

 

The motivating concern for the poor--who are, in the very meaningful term, "the Lord's poor"…--must be translated at all levels into concrete actions, until it decisively attains a series of necessary reforms. Solicitudo Rei Socialis

Jesus didn't say to have a government program to feed the hungry.

 

True enough.  Jesus didn't specify how to help the "least of these," he just insisted it be done.  So again, the reply to Hannity is, if you oppose a government program, what is your Equivalent Alternative Solution that will help the same number of people, the same amount, as soon and as certainly?

 

Hannity must start treating the "least of these" as he would treat Jesus himself. Then, and only then, can Hannity and other conservatives who claim to be Christian be considered Christian in more than just name. 

 

Until that time, Hannity is on an ever-accelerating spiritual express train headed in a radical downward direction.

 

Read more about what the Bible says about Sean Hannity

 

Read the entire essay about right-wing Christians including
details of Sean Hannity's evildoing

 


BLAST THE RIGHT


Sean Hannity Blog

Today's Updates Here!

 

Excerpts from the past:

Monday, September 27, 2004

Pope Condemns 'Imbalance' of Wealth

The pontiff said Sunday's Gospel passage about Lazarus, an impoverished beggar who ate the scraps from a rich man's table, was 'ever more appropriate in reference to the problem of the imbalance between the riches and poverty of the world today.'

...John Paul called the U.N. meeting important and said it was aimed at "a more united and efficient action against hunger and poverty." He noted the Vatican's No. 2 official, Cardinal Angelo Sodano (search), who is the city-state's secretary of state, participated in the debate and pledged the Holy See's support for the initiative.

The United States didn't join in the pledge to fight hunger and poverty. The Bush administration objected to proposals for international taxes as undemocratic and impossible to implement.
By invoking the Lazarus passage, where the rich man who ignored the beggar Lazarus winds up in hell, the Pope is implicitly agreeing with premise of my essay, which is that right-wing pseudo-Christians like Sean Hannity will wind up in hell. The Pope is applying that analysis to the rich nations collectively. And who is the richest nation of all, that gives the least relative to its wealth? Us!! The U.S. refusal to support the initiative reveals that we are in reality one of the most un-Christian nations on earth. And who is the paramount cheerleader for never helping the hungry, the naked, the sick?  Hannity! Good for the Pope! If right-wing Christians would ever read what the Pope has written about this issue, their hair would stand on end. I hope the Pope will get around to condemning right-wing pseudo-Christians like Hannity by name.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Sean Hannity asked last night as the teaser for a segment, with all the earnest seriousness he's capable of mustering, "Will liberals ban the Bible if they take over Washington in November?" Actually, right-wing Christians like Hannity have already in effect banned the Bible by misinterpreting it and ignoring the parts they don't like -- such as Jesus saying in Matthew 25:31-46 that Hannity and all the rest of the pseudo-Christians like him are going to hell!

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

It needs to be asked once again, is Hannity stupid, or a deliberate liar. He keeps repeating his spiel that since Kerry "was told" about atrocities in Vietnam, shouldn't he have reported them, and if he didn't report them, isn't he complicit in the atrocities, and unfit to be commander-in-chief. But surely Hannity knows, and guests have said this to his face, that Kerry did not say that while he was in Vietnam, soldiers came and told him about atrocities they had committed. The misleadingly excerpted clip that Hannity plays, where Kerry gives a litany of atrocities, was from a Congressional hearing where Kerry was reporting what veterans had testified to publicly at a hearing in Detroit. So obviously there was nothing for Kerry to report to anyone, since the veterans were reporting these atrocities publicly and after Kerry had already left the service. But Hannity, shameless as always, continues with his "why didn't he report these atrocities" spiel.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Sean Hannity was hoist upon his own petard this evening. He was happily interviewing a Vietnam veteran who had turned his back to John Kerry while Kerry was addressing a veteran's group. Hannity started into his spiel about how Kerry needs to apologize to all Vietnam vets for claiming that U.S. troops committed atrocities in Vietnam. Hannity asked the vet if he had ever, while in Vietnam, heard of any atrocities being committed. The vet was taken aback, hemmed and hawed, and finally said yes. Hannity clearly didn't like that answer, as he doesn't like any answer that reflects the truth of a situation that Hannity is trying to lie about.

 

The Bible Talks About Hannity!
 

Isaiah 32:7-8

7. The knaveries of the knave are evil; he devises wicked devices to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right.

 

Matthew 7:15-23

15. "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17. So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. 18. A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20. Thus you will know them by their fruits. 21. "Not every one who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22. On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' 23. And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.'

 

Matthew 25:31-46

31. "When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33. and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. 34. Then the King will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35. for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36. I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' 37. Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? 38. And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? 39. And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?' 40. And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.' 41. Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42. for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43. I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' 44. Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to thee?' 45. Then he will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.' 46. And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

 

Read the article that reveals all the Bible says about Hannity!

Excerpt: 

If Jesus Christ came back today and began walking the earth preaching as he did before, Sean Hannity would call him a bleeding heart liberal who doesn't live in the "real" world, and would then add for good measure that Jesus Christ is a homeless bum who deserves his position because he didn't bother to get a proper education. Read article

Another excerpt:

Wait!  I sense a Heavenly presence in the room… a "corrected" version of the Lazarus passage in Luke is coming to me.  Let me quickly write down these words before they vanish again into the ether:

Luke 16:19-31

19. "There was a rich man named Hannity, who was clothed in pinstripe gray and fine wool and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20. And at the door to his office building, lay a poor homeless man named Lazarus, full of sores, 21. who desired to be fed with what fell from Hannity's table. But Hannity said the man had made certain choices in life, and must abide by the results, and that above all, a government program should never be used to help a man such as Lazarus. 22. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man Hannity also died and was buried; 23. and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom. 24. And Hannity called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.' 25. But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' 27. And Hannity said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my Fox News office building, 28. for I have political colleagues there, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' 29. But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.' 30. And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' 31. He said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'"

 


Teachings of the Catholic Church That Hannity Continually Trashes

Hannity constantly expresses views about how society and our economy should be organized which not only directly contradict the teachings of the Catholic Church on these issues, but ridicule these teachings.  Following are links to the specific teachings he trashes.  The full document can be read here.
 

The world's resources were meant for all to share equitably, so that each individual and people have a sufficient share:

Christian duty must be similarly global in scope, our responsibility being to all of humanity:  

The market alone can not address all human needs, and its shortcomings need to be addressed:  

The existence of unjust political and economic structures must be recognized:  

So harmful are these structures that they can even be called "structures of sin":  

Working to remove these structural injustices, or "structures of sin," is critical, so much so that even the Vatican itself will become involved:  

Individual acts of charity are not enough:

A government role can be appropriate in effectuating the social Gospel:  

Extreme, life-threatening poverty is caused by injustice, not laziness:  

Demonization of the poor is therefore wrong:

Christians must exercise a "preferential option for the poor":  

A living wage is required by fundamental justice:

Help for immigrants, even for undocumented aliens, is required:

Fundamental changes in global economic structures and practices are necessary:

 

 

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