Sojourners or So Jesus?
August 3, 2012 Leave a comment
Are you as a Christian morally perplexed by the economic based social justice issues of the day? If so then I highly recommend the following book! And, if you read Sojourners Web Magazine – the Social Gospel’s Mother Earth Magazine – then I really, really, really recommend the following book to you. This book will help dispel the notion promoted by Sojourner’s Jim Wallis that government can be a proxy Good Samaritan. It will help counter the Marxist nonsense you will read on the Sojourner’s web page.
Here is a blurb about the book:
Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy by The Rev. Robert Scirico, President of the Acton Institute.
Introduction: The End of Freedom
Here are the chapter titles:
A Leftist Undone
Why You Can’t Have Freedom without a Free Economy
Want to Help the Poor? Start a business
Why the “Creative Destruction” of Capitalism is More Creative than Destructive
Why Greed is Not Good – and Why You Can Get More of It with Socialism than with Capitalism
The Idol of Equality
Why Smart Charity Works – and Welfare Doesn’t
The Health of Nations: Why State Sponsored Health Care is Not Compassionate
Caring for the Environment Doesn’t Have to mean Big Government
Sojourners, Jim Wallis: “Republican budget is an immoral document.” What a load of partisan crock! Wallis plies you with this pietistic propaganda so as to pluck at your heart-strings! He’s implying that government has the moral responsibility to determine who gets what in our society. Why on earth would anyone put government in this position? Oh yes, the Evil One would. Jesus never called the government to come and follow Him. Jesus never told government to do anything for the poor. Never. Judas wanted that but Jesus, never. Sadly, though, people, completely ignoring history, subscribe to Sojourner’s brand of Gnosticism – mixing gospel with government. They do so not just at their own peril but also at the peril of the poor.
The U.S. Senate controlled by Harry Reid and the Democrats has not passed a budget in over 800 days. This is morally reprehensible. With no budget there is no accountability to the American people with regard to how taxpayer money is being spent. I don’t have to tell you that when there is no accountability for how our money is being spent then there is a lot of sleight of hand going on.
From a recent Weekly Standard Web Article titled “Just Reminder — It’s Been 800 Days Since the Senate Passed a Budget”
The House Budget Committee on Thursday released a report “demonstrating that economic hardships have been made worse by Washington’s misguided interventions and the lack of a credible plan to lift the crushing debt burden.”
The report, “Debt Overhang and the U.S. Jobs Malaise” comes at a timely moment: it has now been 800 days since the Senate has passed a budget.
“It’s really incredible” said Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., a member of the House Budget Committee, “Democrats don’t get it. They either have trouble figuring out their priorities or they don’t want to reveal them to the American public. Instead we just get criticism for our plan, which is the only comprehensive plan out there.”
Wallis is a radical redistributive leftist hell-bent on radical redistributive social “justice.” Yet for Wallis and his ilk, true justice, justice for all, is just collateral damage in the war against poverty. It is to be thrown out the window for the sake of putting the poor on a pedestal. And with this shameful idolatry (remember the Israelites worshipping a golden calf – a facsimile representation of God?) comes the same old Robin Hood story – it’s perfectly OK to steal from the rich especially if you can villainize them first. Wallis and Obama know that a sucker (subscriber) is born every day.
You will be told by socialist quacks like Wallis (Marxist ideologues in sheep’s clothing) that voluntary charity doesn’t go far enough, that government needs to be involved.
Remember when the disciples brought a young boy to Jesus in response to enormous hunger needs?:
“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
The loaves and fishes freely offered by the young boy went as far as Jesus wanted it to go – to thousands of people! And so too, the widow’s mite. Don’t buy Wallis’ loaves and fishes. They will cost you everything.
The Democrats have done incredible damage to wealth creation, human initiative and human flourishing with their reckless spending and onerous regulations. They tax and regulate people out of business while at the same time building more casinos to strip away money thereby creating more poverty and more economic dependence. I live in Chicago. I see first hand the devastating results of the Dem’s social programs.
Voting for Democrats is like shooting yourself in the foot and also killing the poor person whose neck you are holding down to the ground with the jackboot of your “charity.”
The Republicans are correct – we need economic freedom for people – all people – to thrive. The Democrats redistribute what isn’t theirs to distribute. All private property and human rights are at risk under Obama the Terrible and a Democrat regime.
The Rev. Scirico’s book came out this year. It encapsulates much of what I have been posting about over many months. I have been writing about social justice issues ever since learning that Christians are now recycling socialism under the guise of social gospel.
Here some of those posts:
Outsourcing - a short story
Here is the web site where you will find the Rev. Scirico and others who can explain economics, charity and human flourishing better than Sojourners ever will: http://www.acton.org/
There you will find such topics as:
“No matter how much people on the left talk about compassion, they have no compassion for the taxpayers.” Thomas Sowell, economist
“Barack Obama’s political genius is his ability to say things that will sound good to people who have not followed the issues in any detail — regardless of how obviously fraudulent what he says may be to those who have. Shameless effrontery can be a huge political asset, especially if uninformed voters outnumber those who are informed.” Thomas Sowell, economist
Marxists know that when you redistribute money you redistribute values. They stole this knowledge from Christ. So, what values does government redistribute?
If we make government the dispenser of charity will Christ be seen?
Do we give to the poor in the name of Uncle Sam or in the name of Jesus?
Government should not be the middle man between us and our brother. That would be dehumanizing. And, enabling dependence on what is not of God is not compassionate.
When the poor receive alms from us the response we long to hear is “that’s So Jesus.”
In Sweden, giving to charity, absurdly, came to be considered a lack of solidarity, since it undermined the need for the welfare state.” – Roland Martinsson