Skip to comments.Bishop V. Gene Robinson: Where is the Christian perspective on health care?
Posted on 10/05/2009 11:36:54 AM PDT by meandog
Health care is in the news but you have to wonder where all the Christians are. This is one of the biggest issues facing our country and our people, yet no one seems to be bringing a Christian voice or tone to that debate. Have you noticed?
During the presidential campaign, there was much talk about the 50 million or so who have no health care insurance, many of whom who forgo care altogether and then wind up in emergency rooms with more serious, more fully developed illnesses than would have been the case had they sought preventive care. There seemed to be considerable outrage that the greatest nation in the world would allow one-sixth of its people to be without access to care. What happened to "no red states or blue states, but rather the United States?" Political partisanship threatens to short-circuit any progress on providing health care to all.
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Can you tell me where in the bible it says "take from those who produce,at the point of a sword, and give to those who do not produce so they, the non producers, will vote for you every 2 years".
My bible seems to be missing that verse.
He said: but you have to wonder where all the Christians are
They are sure not in his flock!
Mr. Wolf-Gene Robinson...
This twinkle-toes is one reason I no longer have a church. Isn’t it enough for him to help destroy a Church, or does he feel the need to destroy the entire country, too?
The US Government is PROHIBITED in using the religious argument to push through nationalized healthcare.
If you do not subscribe to the Obamessiah First Church of God Damn Amerikkka version of Christianity, you should not be required to tithe to the US government’s religious programs under penalty of law.
There is no charity in forced taxation.
This is a lousy argument to try to make to push for expanding the role of government. Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar.
Did a law change or do emergancy rooms still have to treat people regardless of ability to pay or insurance?
Oh, wait. Gene Robinson. Liberal. Homosexual. Facts don't have to apply.
The Left can't decide if there are 30 million, 50 million or anything in-between when it pertains to the number of "uninsured".
I'll say 10,000. Hey, it's just as valid as their made-up numbers.
20,000,000 illegal aliens. A number of them have no insurance.
Here is just one small but powerful example that shows the absurdity of the claims that Christian leaders silence about DeathCare are unchristian and contrary to Christs teachings.
(Jesus own words) Matthew 6:1-4. "Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from you Father in Heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."
Perhaps some Christian perspectives conflict with some political leanings?
Exactly! Biblical Scripture mandates charity to be from the Christian individual's rather than the goverment's soul (and wasn't it Jesus himself you remarked that the "poor will always be with us?"
It’s funny how many Americans expect Christian kindness to kick in when the rule of law doesn’t work. It would almost make one believe that we all grew up in what used to be a Christian nation.
We don’t appreciate what we have until we lose it.
With many illnesses, emergency room care would not be necessary, if there had been preventive medical care over the previous years..
Does that mean that God designed us with some getting a better deal in life, than others?
And so you see how the use of God’s Law (guilt-based aguments) is the most unChristian approach there is.
The Law accuses yet does not save. The Gospel saves but only through Love.
“The righteous have no need for a physician except the sick”
The books of Acts and Luke were written by Luke the physician,....interesting perspective there...both books fairly analytical and dispassionate in tone but compassionate and hopeful in prognosis...a doctor’s perspective!
I wish the crazy church socialists would shut up, Jesus said give in secret.
Bottom line, even if the rest of that paragraph were literally true, the last sentence is a patent lie. They have access, insured or not. Why does anyone lie? Because it fits their agenda. I stopped reading at that point, because I don't care what else a liar has to say.
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