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1 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Nov 28, 2013 8:37:48am

My wife, who is a Christian, read this. She has a few choice things to say about the person who wrote this article.

2 victor27  Thu, Nov 28, 2013 9:22:32am

Sorry, Christian Right, but the Bible is pretty clear on this:

Matthew 25, verses 31-46:

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

3 sauceruney  Thu, Nov 28, 2013 9:35:12am

Don Popp. Don Popp Don Popp Don Popp.

Because I know someone who writes shit like that is egotistical enough to Google his own name all the time.

4 nines09  Thu, Nov 28, 2013 9:58:38am

Wow. He can justify anything with just a simple verse. Must be nice to be able to turn reality and the written word into whatever you are selling at the time. I’ll bet he’s special and gets to go to Heaven with a luggage rack.

5 PeterWolf  Thu, Nov 28, 2013 5:24:06pm

What a piece of crap. The whole screed to whine about taxes, because in this whackjob’s distorted view, all taxes are to aid the poor. I’ll become a christian on one condition; that I get to this nutter meet St Peter.

6 ThomasLite  Fri, Nov 29, 2013 5:30:54am

…Bwhuh? Frankly I can’t see how you get anything but “it’s okay to care about something else than just the worst problems around, too” from that passage.

Heck, I often write not-quite-specious arguments for a living and consider this too much of a stretch…

7 Jayleia  Fri, Nov 29, 2013 9:18:19am

“As you have done to the least of these, my brethren, you have done unto Me”

If the least of these are hungry, He is. If the least of these are thirsty, He is. If the least of these are ill, He is. I hope Don and I are both surprised and we discover that there is a just God at the end of things…we may both have a long hot time. But at least I got there trying NOT to be a complete douchebag, he got there by TRYING


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