• eksb@programming.dev
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    Sin is the root cause of homelessness, but it isn’t the sin of the homeless, it is the sin of those who withhold housing.

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    Luke 14:13-14 "But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

    Not that I believe in this shit, but if he claims to follow scripture, he should follow it.

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      I’m unfortunately surrounded by these people, and want to strengthen our side, so I’ll give a steel man of their response:

      Jesus was talking at a privately hosted banquet about what the hosts should freely do. He wasn’t suggesting that they should be forced by law to do so. I support giving to charity as Jesus taught, just don’t force me to via taxation.

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        The response to this is, “So, when was the last time you invited the poor to your house for dinner?”

        These people believe that so long as they tithe, they absolve themselves from having to personally do it. They’ll say something like, “I give to the church and they do it for me.”

        There are Christians that actually are kind and do what they can for their fellow man. But they are greatly outnumbered by the assholes who use religion to justify their shitty behavior.

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        But that’s bullshit because then they make being homeless illegal. We know they aren’t giving any donations out.

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      No, no, these are the “be as evil as possible while alive and then use my so-called belief in Jesus as a loophole out of hell“ Christians.

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        If God exists, these people are going to Hell, because they think they’re righteous despite all the evil they’re doing. In their minds, there’s nothing to confess and repent for.

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        Imagine how much cooler Christian mythology would have been if the Gnostics won and Jesus came to warn us about the demiurge and smite him with lightning bolts

        Instead we got someone who would get executed for treason by the Romans without even actually calling them out first

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    An auntie was recently telling me Sai Baba said something to the effect of “poor people are starving because they wasted food in a past life”. Vilifying poor people to feel better about not doing anything to actually help is a tale as old as time.

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    Its just like jesus’s teaching on being poor and how being rich brings you closer to heaven and all /s (which should not be needed except for all the xstians who are completely ignorant of the bible)

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    And yet, the scriptures commanded even ancient Israel to have specific social safety nets, and so on. Such a shame people use religion to drive their political policy, calling their undesireables sinners and so on. Straw and rafter and all that.

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    Theist outs himself as a brain dead idiot and bigot. And then thinks he’s morally superior to the rest of us heathens! Grab your popcorn.

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      What ever Jesus said he meant it how I interpret it. And if there’s no wiggle room it was a different time, that’s why I eat shellfish