I have no problem with people having money or even owning obscenely large extravagant homes. When you make comments like the following one though, and you own homes like the one above, it is a little hard to reconcile the two.
“I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs,” Edwards told the site. “I think he would be appalled, actually.”
Edwards did say Jesus would be disappointed in “our own” selfish short-term needs though, so I guess it isn’t so hard to reconcile them after all.
John Edwards really is the gift that just keeps on giving (to 2008 Presidential candidates, that is.) I found the picture above at Jon Ham’s blog where he informs us that in addition to the 28,000 square foot Chapel Hill mansion, John Edwards owns a multi-million dollar beach home on Figure Eight Island.
Mary Katharine Ham had the following comment on Edwards’ “Jesus statement”:
Now, because John Edwards is so down with the Lord, he tells us that Jesus would be ashamed of us for our selfishness. Well, yeah, all of us have fallen short, John.
Let he who is without a private-island 2,800 sq. ft. beach house throw the first stone, huh?