Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Which of King Herod's programs would Jesus support?

From the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 21, verses 9-18: 

And Jesus turned to his disciples, saying 'Blessed is he who sees his brother in pain, or naked, or hungry, and says unto his brother, "Fear not, for I shall get Caesar involved.  Otherwise, I might be personally inconvenienced." 

And the disciples said unto Jesus, "Master, Master, did not you ask us to forsake our homes, our nets, our boats, and our families so that we could help the least of all these?" 

And Jesus mocked them, saying, "Yea, verily, I say unto you, in my Father's house are many mansions.  And the greatest of these shall go to those who are really tight with King Herod." 

Go here for the latest example of the church saying "Let's get Caesar involved".   As if Jesus would really support the Department Of Health And Human Services money pit. 


Anonymous said...

And yet... you, sir, allow your company to keep a child molester employed. What's up with that?

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Which one? We have several.
We also have some rapists, and at least one murderer.
Plus, the number of employees who've been locked up for drug-related offenses is astounding.

I'm not saying these offenses are equal, but these folks have paid their debt to society in prison, and in some cases are still paying their debt on parole, probation, and fees and fines.

We currently have a President who, in his memoir, affirms that he smoked weed and did coke. He's moved on from that. I think.

The guy nicknamed "The Lion Of The Senate" effectively murdered a young woman by driving off a bridge and into a river and leaving her to die. He didn't do any time. But he was able to move on.

All of these wrongs don't make a right. But this is one of the reasons we believe that government should have a monopoly on "initiating" the use of force. We've decided that crime X is to be met with penalty Y. But no more than that.

Bush II, John Kerry, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, and Obama all smoked weed, or used stronger stuff. They paid no penalty to the state or society for doing so.
We employ some registered sex offenders who have paid their penalty to the state and to society.

So....what's your point??