HolyCoast: Where Are Those Separation of Church and State People When You Need Them?

Friday, February 03, 2012

Where Are Those Separation of Church and State People When You Need Them?

At Christmas you couldn't swing a dead Winter Solstice Holiday Evergreen without hitting some freedom-from-religion type trying to ban a Nativity scene. Now we have the President trying to justify his tax hikes with out-of-context Bible verses and they're nowhere to be found:
What Would Jesus ... Deduct?

President Obama offered a new line of reasoning for hiking taxes on the rich on Thursday, saying at the National Prayer Breakfast that his policy proposals are shaped by his religious beliefs.

Obama said that as a person who has been "extraordinarily blessed," he is willing to give up some of the tax breaks he enjoys because doing so makes economic, and religious sense.

"For me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus's teaching that for unto whom much is given, much shall be required," Obama said, quoting the Gospel of Luke.
Ah, but does the verse say the state shall mandate how much shall be required? The verse refers to personal responsibility, but does not "bless" tax hikes.

Ace of Spades had a little fun with this on Twitter yesterday:
Breaking: Biden to be replaced as Vice President. Obama's new running mate? Jesus

David Axelrod commented on Jesus' sudden appearance on the Obama ticket: "It's a good get."

Jesus sayeth, "Solyndra at $6.00 per share is a bloomin' steal."

And Paul said, "Whence do you go, Jesus?" And Jesus answered, "brb, proppin' up the UAW."

And Jesus spake, "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than to track 2000 guns sold to Mexican drug cartels." Amen.

Jesus spake, "Blessed are the Chinese, for they shall inherit the future."

And Jesus looked, and wept, and cried, "Seriously? The secretary's paying a higher marginal rate than Warren Buffet? That's wack."

And Jesus said, "Michele, Barack and I are so excited to meet you over a dinner. Would you donate $3 to have your name put into a raffle?"

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not pay college loans."

"What profiteth a man if he should gain the world, yet lose Ohio?"

"Honor Me every Sabbath, in the ten months before a presidential election, when cameras bendeth towards you."


Larry said...

Matthew 22:21
Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

Mark 12:17
Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.

Luke 20:25
Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.

Nightingale said...

Think God is laughing at His Word being used as a pun?

We're are so losing our sense of reverence.