: : “There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them;...and distribution was made to each as any had need” (Acts 4:34-35).
: : “I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of equality your abundance at the present time should supply their want, so that their abundance may supply your want, so that there may be equality” (2 Corinthians 8:13-15).
: This money and property was shared with other Christians by Christians
: in response to their belief in Christ. It is not a recipe for world
: order. Your business in quoting the scripture is to win an arguement.
: I do not question your motives here, Mike. They are as obvious as the
: rising sun.
The bible isn't a recipe for world order? I thought that was your paradigm. Or do you mean that only christians are worthy of sharing with? This is more in keeping with your other assertions, like catholics are not christians (you remember saying that on the IWW board, don't you?) or buhdists? hindus? athiests? let 'em starve or accept christian doctrine, with YOU telling us who is and who isn't qualified to be called a christian?
Your real agenda is shining through, Stu. And you have the nerve to attack me for having faith that humanity can solve problems of hunger, when you exhibit no faith at all! You attack me for having compassion for people I've never seen. Guess what? I don't have to see them OR force them into my religion before I deem them worthy of sharing, equality, freedom, and life itself. The world belongs to us all, and is being hoarded by the powerful in selfishness. Your bible condemns this kind of behavior on its every page. Too bad you're too high and mighty to see it.
I could also quote dozens of additional passages (which I have done before) that predate the christian era, thousands of years before jesus was born, where the poor have been ignored, manipulated, persecuted, forced into bondage, and otherwise abused by the rich and powerful. But quoting them again will do no good, as I am only a 'communist heathen' unworthy of the reward you are scheduled for in the next life, when we've finished screwing up this one!
Mike, The Everett Citizen