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They Never Say "Tax the Successful"

special1 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 10:01 AM
And yet, the story of the talents comes to mind--the one who increased what he was given was praised, while the one who did nothing with them was scorned.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 5:17 PM
Who said anything about being in favor of greed. Of course he wasn't, but then capitalism is not about greed so what is your point? While he did not think material wealth was the only sign of success, he was unequivocally in favor of unbridled capitalism as it is nothing more than the freedom to do what you wish with your own property. You might consider Christ's reaction when a woman offered to anoint him with an expensive perfume and one of the apostles suggested she should have instead given the wealth to the poor. Apostle smackdown.
Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 4:52 PM
Christ had a good deal to say about wealth, its accumulation and its effect on the spirit. I can't think of anything he ever said that would imply he was in favor of greed. I know its hard to accept, but Christ was not a big fan of unbridled capitalism and even less a fan of thinking that material wealth was a sign of true "success."
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 4:10 PM
Yes, but you - like pretty much all of the Left - completely misunderstand the message. The point of the Parable of the Talents is not that those resources should just be given away but that they should be put to use for everyone's benefit. This is called CAPITALISM.
The Liberal Mind vs Facts Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 1:11 PM
Jack: He is alluding to the worship of material wealth over that of God (1st Commandment) and what God provides. He is saying that earthly possessions are temporary and that you should use your time working to accumulate heavenly treasures which are eternal. Nowhere is it written that being rich is a sin but there are numerous admonishments about the pitfalls we as humans fall into as a result of wealth, which are ungodly.
The Liberal Mind vs Facts Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 10:32 AM
If you think that the not storing of treasure was the point of Christ's message, then I feel sorry for you.
special1 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 10:15 AM
Of course, it doesn't apply only to money--with many children, we were rich in a lot of things but not money. How does our society benefit by making success in any form something to demonize? How many poor people are able to offer other people jobs?
Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 10:07 AM
IF you think the parable of the talents related to money only, then I feel sorry for you.
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