I Don’t Think the Words in Thessalonians 3:10 Mean What You Think They Mean
from September 2013:
Seen in the proper context in which Paul spoke, and the greater context of the New Testament and the teachings of Christ, Thessalonians 3:10 is not a pass to take food out of the mouths of hungry working families and poor children; far from it! The Gospel in general and Thessalonians in particular both directly state almost the opposite of what these devout posers in Congress would like it to mean, or would like you to believe it means.
It might apply in this modern circumstance in one way though, with Fincher and his pals as idle culprits much like those Paul warned: as in if only those conservative clowns would keep their noses out of other people’s personal lives and private bedrooms, and instead follow their clearly stated Christian obligation to help the least fortunate, least influential, least powerful people in modern day America. The very ones that Rep Fincher and his band of fellow sociopaths bully and scapegoat at every opportunity for fun and profit.
This focus on social equality and income inequality was a big part of why Jesus was hassled by the powers that be and eventually put to death. It’s hard to see how the wealthy Stephen Finchers back then would have been among the masses of oppressed people crying as Jesus was nailed to a cross. But he sure might have fit in among those lucky rich few relieved that the execution was carried out and the gruesome spectacle made public for all the riff-raff to see.
At least that’s my take, then again, I’m just an atheist.