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  •  Let me add 2 Samuel 12 to that (0+ / 0-)

    where Nathan calls out David for his sins of adultery and murder through telling the parable of the ewe lamb.

    Shorter version: Rich dude has everything, including flocks and herds. Poor dude has nothing but a single ewe lamb that he almost treats as a child, feeding it by hand and letting it sleep in his bed. Rich dude gets an important visitor and, not wanting to use any of his own livestock, takes the ewe lamb from poor dude, butchers it and cooks up some vindaloo. Rich dude and his visitor get a big feast; poor dude gets the shaft and is left with nothing.

    At the end of the story Nathan asks David (who doesn't catch on that Nathan is talking about him) what should happen to the rich dude. "He should be put to death! Punish him four times over for what he did!"

    Well, guess what. Every single politician, Democrat and Republican alike (although guess which party is the more guilty), who takes what little the poor have so the rich can have more falls under the same condemnation.

    I'm not a Catholic nor do I play one on TV, but the more I hear about this Pope Francis guy, the better I like him.

    Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

    by Omir the Storyteller on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 11:57:41 AM PST

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