The other day I read about an atheist who for an hour each day pretended he believed in God. It’s an interesting thought experiment, especially for this somber purple-shrouded day, the last of Lent.
So let’s try. Let’s pretend that the things Jesus said in the Bible are commandments from God, since he was supposedly the son of God.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind;
and your neighbor as yourself.”
According to Luke (10:27), that’s what he said to a lawyer who wanted to know what laws he had to follow to gain eternal life.
What would Jesus say, then, to the Republican legislators in Iowa who think they can overturn their Supreme Court; to the Mormons who funded the California Proposition 8 battle; to the governor of Vermont; or to the National Organization for Marriage’s “Two Million for Marriage” drive (which they propose to call, hilariously, 2M4M)?
I say, let’s give all of them WWJD bracelets.