So our President feels the need to inject religious belief into governmental decisions now? Really?

For those that didn’t see my previous post on a similar subject I introduce the parable of talents.

Matthew 25:14-30

14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’

21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Yeah, Jesus would be right in line with increasing taxes on the rich to pay for the poor. He overtly said it was a personal responsibility and dismissed government on a regular basis. Quite frankly its one of the reasons rome had no problem having him killed on a cross. I mean, his follower John the Baptist was such an anti-government power guy he got killed and had his head literally on a platter. His only quote on the government was “give to caesar what is caesar’s, and to God what is God.” Has two meanings first, God does not look at money as the only tool tithes can be made out of. Second. He was being trapped by the question to either jolt God or jolt caesar with his answer as the questioner would like to be rid of Jesus’s influence.

So yeah, this guy that never talked about how government was the answer for anything, would be for government power and taxing the rich given the parable of the talents and personal responsibility sermons. Right 🙂 I gotcha. I guess I missed something. And to see the rest of the relevant issues to this see