Sunday, April 5, 2015

#018: Jesus Christ

"Christianity has not, and does not profess to have, a detailed political programme for applying "Do as you would be done by" to a particular society at a particular moment. It could not have. It is meant for all men at all times, and the particular programme which suited one place or time would not suit another. And, anyhow, that is not how Christianity works. When it tells you to feed the hungry it does not give you lessons in cookery. When it tells you to read the Scriptures it does not give you lessons in Hebrew and Greek, or even in English grammar. It was never intended to replace or supersede the ordinary human arts and sciences; it is rather a director which will set them all to the right jobs, and a source of energy which will give them all new life, if only they will put themselves at its disposal." - C.S. Lewis, "Mere Christianity."

New Rule: Christians (and non-Christians) who claim that Jesus Christ was a socialist needs to provide a Bible verse or passage in which He commanded His followers to advocate for the governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods and services. (Vague platitudes about caring for the poor or abhorring material wealth do not count.)

Happy Easter, everyone! As an added Easter present, here's Alfonzo Rachel ranting about how liberal statists are distorting the Bible to advance their political agenda: