What parts of American life do you think would most outrage Jesus?Just as a reminder, Edward's new home that I suppose he built by focusing on his own selfish short term "needs" is an 28,000 square feet behemoth that has a few luxurious touches. These don't include his main house, just the recreation center:
Our selfishness. Our resort to war when it's not necessary. 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. I think he would be appalled, actually.
The interviewer did address the house in the interview, and when discussing his own personal selfishness, Edwards takes quite a different tone:
The recreation building contains a basketball court, a squash court, two stages, a bedroom, kitchen, bathrooms, swimming pool, a four-story tower, and a room designated “John’s Lounge.”
And so, you know, I come from a very modest place and I've done well and we have a very nice physical structure. It's completely unimportant.Just to put things into perspective, 28,000 square feet is about 80% the size of a football field. I'm sure he could take his "No Trespassing" signs down and let about 10 poor families in Orange county live on his indoor basketball court alone. Yet, he feels free to tell us that Jesus is appalled by us, and his extravagant living is unimportant. Maybe he feels he really does need the extra space for mirrors to check on his hair.
I'm most amazed that this house is being built right now, even though Edwards must know it will create controversy. Why not at least stay where you are until the campaign is over? The most ironic thing is that instead of keeping a low profile, Edwards has even written a book entitled, of all things, Home.