Jesus was a homeless Palestinian anarchist who held protests at oppressive temples, advocated for universal health care and redistribution of wealth, before being arrested for terrorism, tortured, and executed for crimes against the state, now go ahead and explain to me why he’d vote conservative. I’ll wait.
well, he was not precisely an anarchist. being non judgmental is not being an anarchist. he protested against merchants on temples, not against oppressive temples, never actually talked about redistribution of wealth as far as i remember (but he did say a few harsh things about wealthy people) and considering miraculously healing people for free universal health care is a bit of a blunt statement.
there are a few things Jesus did say that are fairly conservative (i.e he disapproves divorce and kind of take a jab at the LGBT both in the same passage) and politically his position is more relatable to a reactionary than, say, a left wing anarchist. He wasn’t against the state, he was against the pagan roman state and kinda advocated for a jewish state, because let’s not forget that Jesus was a jew, and christians exists mostly because judaism does not consider Jesus god incarnate.
In fact, here’s a cool thing for you to read about a subtle thing about the Jesus’ “turning the other cheek” speech. The subtle difference in between inimicus – the personal, private enemy – and hostis – the global, non-personal enemy – talks about a Jesus that was not all about non-violence. I don’t really know if that last thing is true, as i’ve never read about it on reliable sources at all, but it makes sense, as it shortens the distance in between the Jesus god and the old testament’s god. The word of Jesus can be interpreted as politics for ending the differences in between jews to bring together the jewish people as a whole and get the roman empire, the common enemy, out of their land.
When hard times hit, the chosen people need every single person, even the sinners. There will be time when they will be punished for their wrongs, probably judged by god himself, because as you may already know, he’s the only one who can judge.
So, yes. Jesus was pretty much a conservative. Go figure.