Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hypocrisy, The Religious Right, Bailouts - WWJD

Dear George Bush, John McCain and the entire Right,

If you are going to look to the bible and divine intervention to determine if it is wise to run for office, or oppose abortion, or decide what country to invade shouldn't you also follow in Jesus' steps when it comes to the economy? When Jesus saw corruption, people making profits at the expense of common citizens he did not get behind them and offer them an extra line of credit with favorable financing terms for their deeds.

Matthew 21:12-13

Jesus at the Temple

12Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13"It is written," he said to them, " 'My house will be called a house of prayer,'[a] but you are making it a 'den of robbers.'[b]"



If you insist on claiming divine right for your actions at least be consistent and let the chips fall. The governments job is to protect fair play in the market place. Regulate trade and use consumer protection laws to protect consumers.

If you are looking for divine guidance it is written for you above.

WWJD? He would over turn the tables of the money changers not re-enforce their position.

Thanks,
Brian

6 comments:

Sornie said...

All I can say is Well Said.

Coconut said...

I wholly agree. They cannot pick and choose which areas of the Bible they are going follow.

Robin said...

Brilliant.

houstonmacbro said...

Some religious--dare I say 'Christian'--people love to pick and choose the things they believe and uphold from the Bible. They are flexible when it benefits them, and totally inflexible when it is something they don't believe or are against.

Really sad.

Rocketstar said...

Here, here.

Will humanity ever come to its senses and stop taking direction from ancient texts written by men living in an ignorant time.

Reggie said...

I can't understand why anyone would refer to something as ancient and interpretive as the bible for bylaws...hell, we ignore the friggin' Constitution and it is only 200 years old, not 2000...