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Thomas Lucente: Jesus was more libertarian than statist
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Re: Thomas Lucente: Jesus was more libertarian than statist
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 10:30:17 AM »
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In other words, Jesus said YOU should feed the poor. He did not say the STATE should steal from people and feed the poor.


It is not a small difference by any means. It is the difference between living in a free society and living in a tyrannical one. In a free society, YOU decide what to do with the fruits of your labor. In a tyrannical society, the STATE decides what to do with the fruits of your labor.

I can't tell you how many times I've had to explain this recently.

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Re: Thomas Lucente: Jesus was more libertarian than statist
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 10:48:41 AM »
I can't tell you how many times I've had to explain this recently.

Me, too. With every government giveaway, there appears to be more homeless and more poor people.

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Re: Thomas Lucente: Jesus was more libertarian than statist
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 11:12:32 AM »
Right, no one ever said there was "compelled" sharing of food, shelter, drink.  How is the "charity" distributed?  Soup kitchen with mean testing?  Tossing of coats off back of truck?  Big trough with a dozen ladles?
In wake of recent "Super Storm", certain organizations left much to be desired.  Word of mouth worked very well in getting supplies to those in need.

re:  Previous discussion socialism vs Christianity
 
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/11/27/the_real_story_of_thanksgiving_is_catching_on_out_there

Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: Thomas Lucente: Jesus was more libertarian than statist
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 02:15:24 PM »
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In other words, Jesus said YOU should feed the poor. He did not say the STATE should steal from people and feed the poor.

Absolutely, and that distinction makes all the difference in the world.


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