Sunday, 26 August 2012

The Not-so-Social Gospel

1. The day was drawing to a close, and the twelve apostles came to Jesus and said, “Send the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a deserted place.” 2 But Jesus said to them, “Why not give them something to eat?” They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people."  3 For there were about five thousand men. And Jesus said to his disciples, “You know what?  You’re right.  Don’t waste your time and shekels.  It would be positively immoral for you to spend any of your hard-earned money for these people.  They knew full well that they were coming to a deserted place, and should have relied on themselves and brought more food.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s every five thousand men for themselves.”
Read the whole thing.  Brilliant!


  1. Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the second and third tithes, which I declare to thee that thou shalt use the second tithe to keep the Feasts to me and also yet the third tithe dedicated to the fatherless and the widow, which I shall use to fly in my jet to meet with world leaders to preach at them about the two trees, for I am now fatherless.

  2. Doug, "you have to understand about the two see, there is the fig tree and then there's the olive tree and both these trees represent, you guys just don't 'get it', do you?"

    I got it...HWA was so deluded that he thought bible prophecy was about him and his leadership - just like Paul thought that he was fulfilling the (anti-typical) role of the prophet, Jeremiah, in gathering "all Israel" under one leadership. One fault that all these "prophets" and "apostles" have in common though is that they all die sooner or later and never do accomplish their task - even Moses didn't get to enter the promised land.

    Gavin, good reference. At least the Catholics are left wingers and kind of lend some balance to the corporate right wingers who would love to make the common people their literal slaves.