Josh…the stuff you drag out of your butt… Would somebody sitting near Jake take him aside, buy him a beer (or maybe something stronger) and explain the meaning of the word: “metaphor” He seems to understand the meaning of the word “guilt”, so it shouldn’t be much of a stretch. Okay, now after you drink […]
In the first centuries of Christianity the poor were fed, clothed, and sheltered at a personal sacrifice and the Pagans said about the Christians: “See how they love each other.” Today the poor are fed, clothed, and sheltered by the politicians at the expense of the taxpayers. And because the poor are no longer fed, […]
Bill: 1.) agree with me, 2.) blaming the poor people for being poor, 3.) give money directly to the poor thereby denying the government it’s pound of flesh, 4.) in my case it translates into educational effort, I teach language, 5.) whatever you can, 6.) give of themselves and 7.) yes, 8.) by giving the […]
Dedicated to Jack (is he still alive?) Christianity has nothing to do, with either modern Capitalism or modern Communism, for Christianity has a Capitalism of its own, and a Communism of its own. Modern Capitalism, is based on property without responsibility, while Christian Capitalism is based on property with responsibility. Modern Communism, is based on […]
Andy C, good, that was direct.
Andy C, here’s the thing about BHT: It’s a bar. We take what we hear in the larger world and hash it out over beers…and we address the person…I think it’s in the rules somewhere. I didn’t plan on outing you as being condescending, I would more likely have said that you went ad hominem […]
An interesting extension on the Ramsey thing. In an FB post TSK wonders why he’s still a Protestant…
Andy C, is the question in your second paragraph directed at me? If so I can save you the process of convincing me I’m a hypocrite, I am.
Bill, I think that there’s multi-generational evidence to the contrary. I realize that because poverty hasn’t evaporated in our “land of opportunity” there must be a scapegoat, and that the most convenient scapegoat is the poor themselves…which conveniently perpetuates the mythos of “land of opportunity”. But the fact is that oft-times racism, history, culture and […]
Bill, not true. The difference is whether you believe people in developed nations are rich or poor by choice, by circumstance or by a combination of the two factors. The causes of poverty are not simple. Andy C, I believe we have some influence over the economic structures, but things are particularly hopeless in our […]