The graphic above with a quote from Thomas Sowell reads, “I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you’ve earned, but not greed to want to take someone else’s money.”
I saw the graphic posted on a conservative Christian friend’s Facebook wall.
It makes sense, right?
Hell, Christians are the last people to say that all money comes from God, and that money isn’t yours, it’s His.
Nor did Jesus show by example that living within a group and sharing funds within the group was his way of doing things. Twelve disciples + him + one change purse, that’s ridiculous.
And Jesus never, ever said, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
Following Jesus didn’t mean living in a group-funded band of poor, wandering souls that work tirelessly to heal the sick, help the needy, pickup the downtrodden, pay the bills for enemies’ injuries.
Do believers read their bibles?
The parable of the Good Samaritan says that the pious, the godly, the believers passed the robbed, beaten man while walking down the road. The man’s enemy — the Samaritan — not only helped the man to safety, he paid his healthcare bills in full.
He went out of his way to check on the man.
That robbed man was greedy for what? Help?
That man may not have needed the funds, but the Samaritan didn’t ask. He helped him anyway.
Yeah, fuck that Samaritan guy. What a douche!
What did Jesus say about the man’s enemy who helped him selflessly?
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do the opposite.”
Yep, you heard it here first. Jesus didn’t command his followers to follow the example of the Samaritan.
Nooooooooooooo, do the opposite!
Hey guys, I have to let you in on a little secret. Don’t confuse the person in need as greedy.
The person in need may be hooked on drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and foods that aren’t good for them.
But there isn’t a neighbor unworthy of our help.
That’s according to Jesus’s message.
But who am I? An atheist, who takes the bible out of context.
Over and over and over again.
These were the stories — the socialist fucking stories — the Sunday School teachers crammed in our heads as kids.
And that’s all they are to adult Christians … rubbish. Kid’s stuff. Fantasies.
What a load of crap!
I guess when you give 10% of your income to the church, that needy, needy, tax-free organization, there’s not any more cash laying around to follow that darn Jesus’s example, his commandments, or his life-style.
We all knew Jesus wanted to confuse people, but you’d think his messaging would be crystal clear to those people who read and study the Word every day.
If I posted crap like the above guy’s quote and in the next breath said, “I love Jesus and you should, too,” I wouldn’t be embarrassed one bit.