GodfatherPolitics I was wondering when liberals were going to bring Jesus into the discussion about taxing the rich. Christians are labeled â€˜theocratsâ€™ and â€˜dominionistsâ€™ when they quote the Bible, but when a liberal appeals to Jesus sheâ€™s being compassionate. The latest is an article written by Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite who is a professor at Chicago Theological Seminary. Apparently thereâ€™s Chicago politics and Chicago Theology. Hereâ€™s the professorâ€™s own summary of why a $1.5 trillion tax and spending program by a confiscatory government is the essence of Christianity:
â€œAmericans sharing more equally in the burden of pulling our country out of massive debt, and using tax revenue to stimulate the economy and create jobs isnâ€™t â€˜class warfare,â€™ itâ€™s actually Christianity.â€
Iâ€™m all for sharing, but being taxed is not sharing. Taking money from one neighbor to help another neighbor is not sharing. If a person wants to appeal to his neighbors to help another neighbor, thatâ€™s a good thing.
There is no forced governmental altruism mandated in the Bible. The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25â€“37) uses his own money to care for the robbery victim left for dead. This story cannot be used as a directive for social spending by governments. Jesus never calls on the State to act in an altruistic way. The State canâ€™t be altruistic since it has nothing of its own to give. The eighth commandment applies to civil governors in the same way that it applies to self-governors. Neither is permitted to steal to help others.
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