A recent poll asked people what Jesus would think about a variety of social issues including if Jesus would support homosexual “marriage”, legalized abortion, gun-control, higher taxes on the wealthy, universal health care, and reducing carbon emissions.

In related news, the same polling agency is going to ask the same questions of monkeys to see if they get a different result.  Kidding, kidding….kinda.

The results are pretty much in line with what one might guess when largely uncatechized people are asked about moral issues: they think Jesus would pretty much think like them.

A Democrats thought Jesus was a Democrat.  Republicans thought Jesus was a Republican, Independents were confused and atheists thought Jesus was an atheist.  (Side note:  why ask an atheist what Jesus thinks?).

Some of the findings:

  • Large numbers of people thought Jesus would support homosexual “marriage”, including 32% of those calling themselves Catholic.
  • 1 in 5 thought Jesus would support legalized abortion, including 1 in 5 of those calling themselves Catholic.
  • A third thought Jesus would support the death penalty for murderers, including 28% of Catholics.

Some things to note:

  • The Church has a catechetical crisis; Catholics, by in large, have opinions that are consistent with the general population and across every topic, there are large numbers of Catholics on both sides of the issues.
  • Large numbers of Catholics are wrong on key issues. This can be proven two ways:  on Yes/No questions, there is only one right answer, so, because Catholic views are split, many must be wrong (assuming Jesus would have an opinion on some of the topics).  More to the point, the Catholic Church continues to hold to the Truth of Christ, so those who think Jesus would support homosexual “marriage” or legalized abortion are wrong.
  • An interesting side note: those who had concluded that Jesus would support homosexual “marriage” and legal abortion almost never prayed.  If you don’t pray, you don’t know Jesus.  The obvious question: How can you think you know what Jesus would think if you don’t even know Him?
  • Given Satan’s devious nature and how he infiltrates human institutions, it wouldn’t surprise me if polls like this are a devious attempt to show that Christians are not consistent in their beliefs (and so Christianity is just opinion); “Hey, its all relative, even Christians disagree on everything.”.
  • On the other hand, God allows us free will and those who “vote” for immorality, in polls like this or in the voting booth, are now on record.  God is not going to forget those who voted for/support sinful things.

From Isaiah 55:8-9:

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Advice for men.  There is one source, and one source alone, for the perfect preservation of what Jesus thinks; the Catholic Church.  Our Holy Mother Church has preserved the Truth given to Her by Christ for 2000 years, relying on the Holy Spirit and the greatest minds God has produced in humanity (including men like Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, etc.).

You are not smarter than the Church.  Men need to turn to the Catholic Church for answers about faith life and morality, rather than depend on their own biases and imaginings.

Don’t let Satan make a monkey out of you.