Not to be a jerk, but what the hell.
The tin foil brigade wants to invoke God at every juncture. Well, God just kicked your ass. So instead of asking the federal government for help, since you didn’t want to help out the victims of Hurricane Sandy, why don’t you just go pray? And let God sort it out. He will provide. What do you need my tax dollars for anyway? You didn’t want to spend them on the eastern seaboard, now I don’t want to spend them on you. See how that works? It’s all fun and games until the Almighty unleashed a mile wide tornado isn’t it?
That’s the thing. This horrible, hateful behavior in this country has consequences. Enough is enough. Don’t make me quote Reagan. I hate the guy, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.
We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson, for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs. And so we must remain. Our very unity has been strengthened by our pluralism. We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate. All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to speak of and act on their belief.
At the same time that our Constitution prohibits state establishment of religion, it protects the free exercise of all religions. And walking this fine line requires government to be strictly neutral. And government should not make it more difficult for Christians, Jews, Muslims, or other believing people to practice their faith. And that’s why, when the Connecticut Supreme Court struck down a statute — and you may not have heard about this; it was a statute protecting employees who observed the Sabbath. Well, our administration is now urging the United States Supreme Court to overturn the Connecticut Court decision. This is what I mean by freedom of religion, and that’s what we feel the Constitution intends.
Moreover, if these idiots would spend less time preaching fire, brimstone and fear and more time teaching the love that Jesus taught, we’d all be better off.
Luke 6:20-21 Then he looked up at his disciples and said: ‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. ‘Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. ‘Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
So I was pretty blessed through 2009, 2010 and 2011. Or maybe the lesson is simply “don’t be an asshole”.Actually, I was never hungry or homeless. I just spent a lot of time dodging phone calls.
Mark 10:21-22 Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
Wow. Jesus said “Live simply”. Who knew? Of course then there’s the assclown in Tennessee who takes 2 Thessalonians out of context. In an effort to cut welfare he says that the Bible says if “you don’t work you don’t eat.” Not exactly.
6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you [f]keep away from every brother who[g]leads an [h]unruly life and not according to the tradition which [i]you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to [j]follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you, 8 nor did we eat[k]anyone’s bread [l]without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you; 9 not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would [m]follow our example. 10 For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. 11 For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies. 12 Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread. 13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.
It doesn’t say to starve people who don’t have jobs. It says you should take pride in yourself and not be a burden. Big difference numbnuts. And of course your clay footed god told you not to mix church and state. The douchery is off the charts.
The Bible says that the richest 1% in this country should give everything away before coming to the table of God. How do you like me now? So paying their fair share of taxes to lift up those in poverty would be a good thing according to the good book. You want to commingle church and state? OK, then let’s read the whole Bible, including the New Testament.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.