Thursday, August 10, 2017

Or are you envious because I am generous? - Hate Mail

Simps is so ignorant I don't think he knows there's a difference between Protestantism and Catholicism, never mind the other idiot who doesn't know that Protestantism covers a vast range of positions on economic issues, as, in fact, Catholics do, as well.

As for what Jesus said, it is pretty a pretty radical call for a living wage being the standard of payment.  Matthew 20: 1-16

20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; 4 and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. 5 When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. 6 And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’ 8 When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’ 9 When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. 10 Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage.  11 And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, 12 saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ 13 But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? 14 Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. 15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

That's about as friggin' radical a stand on the issue a I've ever seen.  Outdone only by the advice to give away your money to people who won't pay it back and the rest of the economic program of the Gospels


  1. "Come, buy wine without money, buy food without price!" Isaiah was more radical still. Gotta love the economic justice of the Scriptures.

  2. Yep, Jesus sure said that. As long as you believe in that old collection of stories written by people hundreds of years after Jebus supposedly lived, and translated from language to language to language.... truly the direct and holy words of Jesus H christ himself. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!! You gotta love the faithful, they got no facts to back up their bullshit.

    1. So you're as ignorant of the age of the books of the New Testament as you are of everything else. What a surprise.

      As to your claims, which aren't accepted by any real, qualified scholars of the issue, prove it, "prove it" boy. Let me guess, you're going to cite Richard Carrier.

      The Gospels and, as RMJ pointed out, the Prophets are more radically egalitarian than Marx or any other atheist supposed leveler in history. Atheists hate them because of that just a the Nazis hated them because of that. Just as Brit aristocrats and the hopeful would-be parvenus who wanted to join the rich hate them for that.

      Atheism is more reliable as a symptom of ignorance and snobbery than it is anything else. I don't mind using your comments to help point that out.

      Atheist blog rats figure that atheism is erudition on the extra-cheap when it is just what I said it is.

  3. Again, ad hominem, no comment on substance.

    Ignorant is as ignorant does.