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Wow, that's really disgusting.
Uh, you'll notice there's no mention of the word profit in there; if fact he meant just the opposite. His statements along these lines refer to charity, and could today also be translated into things like (gasp!!) welfare and socialized medicine.
4/23/2012 7:04:25 AM
Jesus took just two fish and two pieces of bread and multiplied it for everyone present, and he encouraged giving to the poor. That doesn't sound like capitalism.
4/23/2012 7:36:40 AM
Capitalism is about supplying the masses what they need or want.
Hey, I can point out in my specific holy book where it talks about serving people! Therefore, with some stretch of the imagination, capitalism is based only and entirely on my holy book! Bow down before me and my beliefs!
4/23/2012 7:54:45 AM
Ok, I work in a career where I work directly with people providing home health care services. Last I checked I was making it from paycheck to paycheck.
Besides, what did Jesus say about giving everything to the poor again?
4/23/2012 8:03:34 AM
love thy neighbor and help those in need.
sounds more like jesus is preaching communism and socialism to me.
4/23/2012 8:56:08 AM
Capitalism is a historical phenomenon that did not fucking exist in first century Palestine.
4/23/2012 10:32:27 AM
So he figures Bill Gates got the idea for Microsoft from Jesus? And where does "sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven" fit in with capitalism?
That's where we get that whole idea of the customer is always right, and customer-oriented, and client oriented service. All that comes from Mark 10:45.
No, all that comes from the Golden Rule, which was around in every culture for thousands of years before Jesus. Confucius had a version of it. Hammurabi had one. The Buddhists had one. Heck, the Egyptians had a version of it 4,000 years ago.
4/23/2012 10:32:59 AM
My point exactly. What I mentioned looks a whole like spreading the wealth, which the people Right Wing Watch keeps track of go "OMGWTF SOCIALISM" over when it comes up.
4/23/2012 10:41:58 AM
The Republican Gospel. Where the Prophets become profits.
4/23/2012 11:27:06 AM
Our biggest problem with the 1% is that they spend literally billions of dollars to fix (as in race fixing) the legal and financial systems to keep raking in obscene amounts of money without giving service, supply, respect, opportunities, or any other form of equal return to the other 99%.
Just Fucking Die, Bryan.
4/23/2012 12:23:43 PM
"the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life for ransom".
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs"
Yup. Sounds like capitalism to me.
"Give" =/= "Sell"
"Ransom" is something that is usually paid under duress of some kind. It is a demand, not an "arms length" transaction. Not capitalism.
You fail economics and your God is a dick.
4/23/2012 12:37:33 PM
"...the customer is always right,..."
No, sometimes the customer is wrong, and if you don't politely let them know that, and correct their misperceptions, then you haven't done them a service. The customer always comes first, but they are not always right.
4/23/2012 12:54:43 PM
"The son of man did not come to be served, but to serve...."
It's a cookbook! It's a cook book!!
4/23/2012 1:06:33 PM
Customer Service: "All of our representatives are currently busy serving other customers. However, please remain on the line. Your call is very important to us."
4/23/2012 1:14:04 PM
Of course, then there is Mark 10:21, which says:
“Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”
4/23/2012 1:37:53 PM
Filin De Blanc
Bryan Fischer, like most fundies, doesn't so much worship Jesus as he worships himself and then just pretends that Jesus agrees with everything he says.
4/23/2012 1:44:44 PM
4/23/2012 2:38:33 PM
4/23/2012 2:41:34 PM
>he thinks capitalism is about "serving people".
4/23/2012 5:03:19 PM
If Jesus didn't come to be served, why do your lot plod along claiming to serve Jesus?
4/23/2012 6:31:46 PM
Fucking psychotic. What happened to it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven?
Also, Jesus gave freely and encouraged others to do the same. Getting paid for work is not giving freely.
4/23/2012 9:29:23 PM
Get Mark 10:45.
It slices - it dices
It cures the Dropsy and piles
And its diamond gloss finish is guaranteed not to chip, fade or peel in 5 years
The first 70 callers wll also get this handsome set of Ginsu steak knives -- AND -- act now and for the low, low price of shipping and handling we'll rush to you a second set.
The sun never sets on Mark 10:45!
4/23/2012 10:56:23 PM
That couldn't possibly be more perfect. Thank you for gracing us with this genius.
4/24/2012 12:10:36 AM
I too thank you for that, Brilliant. So on topic attack on the new Republican sect of Christianity.
4/24/2012 8:07:48 AM
Jesus should come back just to kick Bryan Fischer in the head for saying something this fucking stupid.
4/24/2012 10:30:26 AM
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