Thursday, September 1, 2011

socialist Bible verse of the day: Ephesians 4:28

"Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need." —Ephesians 4:28

This verse was cited by someone who claimed it supported capitalist Christianity: "let him labor". As is typical of people who think Christianity and capitalism go together, he ignored the reason: "that he may have something to give him who has need."

Or, as Louis Blanc said, "From each according to ability, to each according to need."