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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

I Don't Know

I'm trying to find that parable told by Jesus in the Bible where the Romans were justified in their seizing the property of the Israelites, at the point of a spear, and giving it to those who sat on their asses and expected to be fed, housed, clothed, and cared for because they were too lazy to care for themselves.

It must be there somewhere.

The Archbishop of Canterbury says so.

Matthew?  Acts?  The Epistles?
But if someone who is supposed to be a Christian has money enough to live well, and sees a brother in need, and won't help him--how can God's love be within him?

Little children, let us stop just saying we love people; let us really love them, and show it by our actions.

Then we will know for sure, by our actions, that we are on God's side, and our consciences will be clear, even when we stand before the Lord. [1 John 3:17 to 19]
Ah. And I always thought that meant we should be charitable.

But no. The highly respected archbishop tells us that we should smile and be happy when an overpaid government bureaucrat takes from us at the point of a gun our grandchildren's college education fund in order to pay the salaries of overpaid government bureaucrats.

Who knew?