Ya know, I really hate it when media folk or politicians, who generally scorn religion in the public square, drag religion into the public square and then quote passages from the Bible out of context.
Here’s Roger Simon from the Politico, taking a whack at Rick Santelli, and Republicans, for being, “Darwinistic”? Notice how he frames the argument … Republicans leave you alone to die in the wilderness, Obama … well … Christlike.
By the way, just so you know, when Jesus told the story of the Prodigal son he was referring to the Lord’s grace and mercy for all sinners, no matter how many or great. He also wanted all to know that when a sinner comes back to the Lord, he is welcomed with open arms. He was not referring to loan forgiveness or taxation.
If by chance you have read the story and are referring to the Father splitting his inheritance once more among his sons, you might have a point, except in the secular case, it was the Father of two sons, not the government which is only then a valid point if you believe Jesus thought of the government as “The Father”.
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