Ya know, the Bible can be used to justify pretty much anything. Perhaps we should say the Bible can be “misused” to justify anything, the problem being it would probably take a 30 year theological debate chasing after word origins and Latin translations in order to settle the matter. So suffice it to say, the Bible can and has been used to justify all manner of foolishness, from slavery to socialism.
Karl Marx pretty much twisted scripture to come up with his famous quote, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” Does that mean Marxism is Biblical? No.
Recently I got into a minor spat over the idea that it is Biblical to say, if you don’t work you, shouldn’t eat. This is a common argument against socialism, against taxation, against the welfare state. It’s a rotten argument, too! I cannot abide when people try to use the…
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