The Spirit Of Capitalism

You know, I don’t go out of my way to find these ridiculous stories about Christians behaving badly. They sort of just fall in my lap during the course of the day. By the numbers, there are not more Christians, so why is there a story every day about one who has gone off the rails on a crazy train? Well, you out there managed to put some of them in office in 2014. That’s part of it. I think another dynamic is in play here-they know that society is leaving them behind, and it scares the shit out of them. Actually, that’s not necessarily true. Some schmucks see the changing mores as signs of the Last Days, and are ready for Christ to come down and smite the gays and all other infidels. Barack Obama has pegged them-when the going gets tough, you gotta cling to the Word and load up your guns.

Anyway, here’s a nascent Richie Rich politician, humping that Bible as hard as he can to justify his contention that abusing the workforce is OK:

Greg Gianforte, aspiring Republican governor of Montana, urges college students to reject policy that favors savings plans and retirement options because, like Noah, Christians have “an obligation to work” until they are hundreds of years old, the Huffington Post reports.

Speaking at the Montana Bible College in February, Gianforte told students, “There’s nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. And yet it’s been an accepted concept in our culture today. Nowhere does it say, ‘Well, he was a good and faithful servant, so he went to the beach.’ It doesn’t say that anywhere.”

“The example I think of is Noah,” Gianforte continued. “How old was Noah when he built the Ark? 600. He wasn’t like, cashing Social Security checks. He wasn’t hanging out; he was working. So, I think we have an obligation to work. The role we have in work may change over time, but the concept of retirement is not biblical.”

That’s right folks, you should work until you die. This is the kind of capitalist pig that can only be stopped by vigorous government regulation and collective bargaining. This unholy wedding of religion and the profit motive must be stopped.

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  1. The Bible is truth, not fact. Truth is a deeper reality than mere data. The Bible advises you what possibilities exist for action in all situations. It’s not a scientific data book or a medical textbook.

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