Tuesday, October 4, 2011

socialist bible verses: Luke 19:1-9

 1And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
 2And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
 3And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
 4And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
 5And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
 6And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
 7And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
 8And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
 9And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
—Luke 19:1-9 (KJV)

Brother Will says: Elsewhere, Jesus said if you want to be perfect, go full commie and share all you have (Luke 18:22). But here he says you can settle for being half perfect and just go socialist: if you're rich, give half of what you've got.

P.S. Obama's current suggested tax rate for the richest 1% is a lot less than Jesus's.