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Subject:  Re: Poll: 47% club Date:  9/26/2012  3:49 PM
Author:  Goofyhoofy Number:  45620 of 56851

interesting point of view about Jesus. However, I don't think he was talking to the government when he said "take care of the poor". He was talking to the future church.

To be fair, he couldn't "talk to the government." It was a Roman dictatorship. The only power structure he could "talk to" was that of religion, and he didn't like that one so much either, which is why he went around telling people to believe in Him, not Them.

I think it is the religious groups (ie. christian churches and the like) who are supposed to take care of the poor and not the government)

That would be fine if they were as powerful as they were for the next 1500 years and performed the same functions. They aren't and they don't. While "charity" used to be a large fraction of what the church did, it is now a tiny percentage.

hmmm...Interesting that most military members vote republican when their entire system is Socialist (housing allowance, food allowance, free healthcare and a salary no matter how much or how little a person works).

You can't convince them of that, no matter how hard you try. It's 100% true, of course, but that doesn't matter.
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