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Judas Kisses Capitalism

Wootan Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 10:20 PM
Katie is a shill for the rich, like most if not all of the propagandists here. Jesus may have befriended the rich but he also supposedly said it was easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven. How surprising that Katie chooses to blank that out of her philosophy. She also apparently blanks out this part of the Sermon on the Mount - "If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also." That's some appreciation for personal property ya got there, Jesus.
George257 Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 5:27 AM
The eye of the needle was a small gateway in the walls of Jerusalem. A man could get through on foot, but not a camel loaded with heavy goods. It was a pedestrian gateway. Jesus was saying, in effect, "you can't take it with you". Money isn't the be all and end all of everything.
Wootan Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 11:13 PM
Who's arguing? If you zombies were capable of arguing you wouldn't be zombies. I cited the passages to demonstrate that mythical Jesus wasn't big on personal property and considered being rich immoral. How do you interpret the "eye of the needle" passage?
Torr Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 10:29 PM
Tsk, tsk, tsk.
What seems to continuously and persistently pass over you lefties heads is that Jesus is speaking to "individuals", not Cesar's government.

What you are trying to argue is that Jesus would have said: "If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, give your tunic and your cloak to Cesar and let him tear it up into shares to give to who he thinks is deserving.

Jesus had no hatred of the so-called "rich". Soloman was probably one of the most prosperous men in the Bible, ...yet he had God's favor.

Jesus was against not "wealth", but the love of wealth. There is a huge difference.

I’m chomping on the chocolate bunny (ears first!) that I found in my basket and it occurs to me that believing in Christ’s resurrection requires a capitalist mindset. Certainly, you could be a capitalist without believing in Christ’s resurrection since it requires faith to believe in the resurrection. And, Christ’s primary mission on earth was not to overthrow human forms of government. However, Christ recognized as “good” a legitimate form of human government that espouses freedom, private property rights and representative authority. So, if you call yourself a Christian (as President Obama does) then I think you must also be...