We are weary of amateur, liberal theologians - many of whom are agnostic or atheist themselves, but want to lecture us about what our religious beliefs should be. Apparently, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell fancies himself - simultaneously - an expert on both New Testament Christian theology and tax policy:
In other words, Jesus Christ was a socialist community organizer who would approve of President Obama increasng your taxes. (See why it's so difficult to take progressives seriously when it comes to actual ideas?)
Unfortunately for O'Donnell, those of us who really do read and believe the Bible understand that the passage he quotes has nothing whatsoever to do with US tax policy. It speaks instead to the condition of someone's heart condition as they contribute freely to the temple for religious, ministry purposes.
But taxes are not voluntary contributions. They are forced extractions.
O'Donnell is just another progressive "thinker" who wants you to believe that God himself supports redistribiution of wealth. But Jesus said in Matthew 22, "So give back to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."
Thankfully, irrelevant, self-appointed "preachers" of Marxism like O'Donnell are easy to ignore.
Hat tip to NewsBusters.
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