Skip to comments.Charlie Rangel: We all know Jesus said youíre going to Hell if you donít support big govít
Posted on 09/25/2013 7:47:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Let’s call him the Left’s Pat Robertson, though the comparison might not be entirely fair to Robertson because he’s probably paid more of his taxes than Rangel. If a Republican uttered anything near this level of nasty, particularly with a religious bent, it’d be news for days, becoming part of the national narrative on heartless, religious rubes of the Right. But Bible thumping’s a-okay, as long as you’re using the Good Book to thump conservatives.
And, thus Rep. Charlie Rangel’s assessment that roughly half the country is headed for a smitin’ for its embrace of barbarically low spending levels of the sort we had in 2008 or so, is just good, intellectual argument at the “Place for Politics.”
I had no idea the Scriptures were so specific about Social Security, but hey, if Rangel says he knows the Bible, he knows the Bible. He said he knew the tax code, and…well, nevermind.
This is one of my pet peeves. Society and government are not the same thing. Government is not the only way to help those less fortunate than oneself. Did Jesus ask us to help the least among us or did he ask us to empower our lawmakers to forcibly take our money as a symbol of our compassion, so that it can be spent with dubious results for those it’s meant to serve and little accountability for those allegedly serving them? Call me crazy but when I try to fulfill my obligation to God and my fellow man, I like to do it voluntarily and with some notion as to where my money goes, what it does, and whether it actually helps anyone. Simply demanding liberal policies as societal shorthand for how much I care just doesn’t do it for me. It’s an indirect, clumsy way to help people, at best ineffective and at worst corrupt. No one who cares where their charitable contributions go would give to an organization with a track record and 990 that looked anything like the federal government’s, and yet we’re supposed to accept that the only way to avoid Hell is to give a third of our income over to it?
Anyone who says so can go to straight to…my prayer list.
He is Delusional once again ...
so...by dodging taxes...does this mean Rangel is going to hell? (snark)
Further proof that liberalism is a mental disorder.
D.C. is a haven for the insane.
Charlie wants to bring back the Roman Empire?
Someone should hit Rangel, the tax cheat, with a real quote from Jesus - “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s”
The Bible says, “If any would not work, neither should he eat.”
Jesus expects individuals to share bread with the hungry directly. He did not say to hand that responsibility to the government. He knew government would not do the job nearly as well as individual Christians can do it.
Already CENSURED for tax violations this RUBE has the monumental chutzpah to even MENTION TAXES???
Another stellar moment brought to you by the “religious left”.
Why is this monstrous piece of filth walking around alive and free?
You go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Now--please stop talking. You're embarrassing yourself.
Society and government are not the same thing.
Society and government are not the same thing.
Society and government are not the same thing!
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The 20 Republicans who voted for the FY2013 funding bill, which gives the Obama Administration the money it needs to implement Obamacare.
Ted Cruz said last night “The devil wouldn’t put the IRS between you and your health care.”
I don’t think his “meeting” at the “Pearly Gates” is going to go very well. Just saying.
The bible also said to use discernment and to be like wise like serpents against the deception used by Satan. Stop twisting the meaning of scripture to fit your needs, Rangel.
New International Version (NIV)
Paul and the False Apostles
4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
Charlie and the Left preach another Jesus. Period.
6 of one...
11 of the other...
IN any case:
Rangel = unraveling....
Christ was executed by ‘Big Government’
Yep, I remember that. It’s right there in the Bible, along with God’s blessing of Sodom, the Eleven Commandments, and Abel’s slaying of Cain.
If Christ ever said to like it big like Rangel does, he would have not chosen to risk dying alone at the cross. Christ said to obey rules and render unto Caesar what is Ceasar, nothing more nothing less about the size of government, certainly not about liking or worshiping government in any size.
Christ was not a fraud enlisting people forcibly into a church.
I mean, is he missing his big white slave masters? Or maybe he has a shot at being a slave master himself?
Name one POS liberal that isn’t?
RE: Why is this monstrous piece of filth walking around alive and free?
Unfortunately, Rangel has his position for as long as he wants. His district is “safe” and his constituents are slavishly devoted to him because he brings them MONEY from the Federal treasury.
He obviously does not understand big government in terms of checks and balances type government, nor has he any respect and reconition of the work a head of a household has in establishing government at home.
For them big government is a pedophile raping a little boy with the little boy not questioning the size.
These people revulse me.
Indeed, just like that Imam saying Jesus used magic to get out of the sacrifice alive. Not the same story, not the same Jesus, not the same meaning of courage and display of our sins in truth. The world lives in narcissistic denial.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.
~ source unknown
Jesus was pretty harsh on the Pharisees for turning over the responsibility of taking care of their elderly parents to the Temple instead of themselves as individuals.
So, I would assume that Social Security would be divinely frowned on by orders of magnitude higher.
Charlie uses the book of Satan. He was a murder from the beginning. Just proves that politicians are just overpaid sluts who will do or say anything to stay in power.
Another one who will serve until death as his district is so gerrymandered and filled with such intelligence that no one else can be elected. After he’s gone some family member will be elected to the seat and the thieving will repeat in earnest.
hey tax cheat Charlie
how about “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s”
You been holdin’ out on Caesar!
Still livin’ large in 2 rent controlled NYC apartments?
Somehow we never see these limousine leftist trash ride public subway in the Bronx... but they love big government... and the more we listen to them, the more obsene the hypocrisy of them riding in private jets while we have to make do with government bicycles on government roads in the name of flatulence warming.
A private doctor is motivated to find any patient or improvement, thus how is a government assigning a doctor gets a God ordained same motivation to do the job? It simply does not, especially a pot smoker neglecting children or who thinks abortion is ok.
There is no motivation but selfgod agrandisement and lies and death in this. All of them are false prophets self declaring preachers with no real education other than arrogAnt language twisting.
Let's go with the whole quote, which means something interesting: And Jesus answering said unto them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they marveled at him. When I think about this answer, I marvel too.
If you ask yourself "what things are God's?" The answer is almost everything - your faith, your trust, your loyalty, your charity, and your service included. What does that leave for "the things that are Caesar's"? Only whatever taxes you are compelled to pay (the topic of discussion that motivated this response from Jesus). Without saying anything openly disloyal that could have ended his earthly mission prematurely, Jesus told us exactly where government should rank on our list of priorities - pretty close to the bottom.
It's just a matter of interpretation--if you think that everything belongs to Caesar, then Jesus is in favor of big government, the bigger the better.
"Do you have a permit to make win? You'd better not share it with anyone under 21. and those fish -- under Wickard v. Filburn, we're prohibiting you from distributing those fish because it might have a negative effect on interstate commerce."
"What do you mean, you raised this man from the dead? That you've done numerous healings? You're practicing medicine without a license. That's going to cost you."
He'd be unable to perform his mission because he would be in court all the time defending his right to do the things he did, at the cost of millions of dollars (that he probably wouldn't have, being a wandering, itinerant preacher.)
And the Lord spoke to Noah: ‘’In six months I’m going to make it rain until the whole earth is covered with water and all the evil people are destroyed. But I want to save a few good people, and two of every kind of living thing on the planet. I am ordering you to build Me an Ark.’’
And in a flash of lightning He delivered the specifications for an Ark.
‘’Okay,” said Noah, trembling in fear and fumbling with the blueprints.
‘’Six months, and it starts to rain,’’ thundered the Lord.
‘’You’d better have my Ark completed, or learn how to swim for a very long time.’’
And six months passed. The skies began to cloud up and rain began to fall. The Lord saw that Noah was sitting in his front yard, weeping. And there was no Ark.
‘’Noah,” shouted the Lord, “where is my Ark?’’ A lightning bolt crashed into the ground next to Noah, for emphasis.
‘’Lord, please forgive me,” begged Noah. “I did my best, but there were big problems. First I had to get a building permit for the Ark construction project, and your plans didn’t meet code. So I had to hire an engineer to redraw the plans. Then I got into a big fight over whether or not the Ark needed a fire sprinkler system. My neighbors objected claiming I was violating zoning by building the Ark in my front yard, so I had to get a variance from the city planning commission.
Then I had a big problem getting enough wood for the Ark because there was a ban on cutting trees to save the spotted owl. Then the carpenters formed a union and went out on strike. I had to negotiate a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board before anyone would pick up a saw or a hammer. Now we got 16 carpenters going on the boat, and still no owls.
Then I started gathering up the animals, and got sued by an animal rights group. They objected to me taking only two of each kind. Just when I got the suit dismissed, EPA notified me that I couldn’t complete the Ark without filing an environmental impact statement on your proposed flood.
Then the Army Corps of Engineers wanted a map of the proposed new flood plain. I sent them a globe. And the IRS has seized all my assets claiming I’m trying to avoid paying taxes by leaving the country, and I just got a notice from the state about owing some kind of use tax. I really don’t think I can finish your Ark for at least another five years,’’ Noah wailed.
The sky began to clear. The sun began to shine. A rainbow arched across the sky. Noah looked up and smiled.
‘’You mean you’re not going to destroy the earth?’’ Noah asked, hopefully.
‘’Wrong!’’ thundered the Lord. ‘’But being Lord of the Universe has its advantages. I fully intend to smite the earth, but with something far worse than a flood. Something man invented himself.’’
‘’What’s that?’’ asked Noah. There was a long pause, and then the Lord spoke:
I know, I know...