Oct 19, 2008

The Fourth Presidential Debate: God v. John McCain

The Social Dimension of God’s Ministry has been rejected by wealthy American Christians including Christian politicians.

In the midst of the non-televised debate between John and God, John said, God, I do not believe in wealth sharing. God repeated the following story to John and to the listening audience, mostly angels, in attendance. The story is taken from the 18th chapter of St. Luke.

[18] A certain ruler named John McCain, came to Jesus and him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
[19] "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good -- except God alone. [20] You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'"
[21] John McCain answered, "All these I have kept since I was a boy," he said.
[22] When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have $100M dollars, 7 properties and a dozen vehicles, and give to the poor Joe the Plumber, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
[23] When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth.
Heaven wouldn’t work for John. According to St. John Chapter 14, in heaven there are many mansions, but only one for every person.

The fact of the matter is that wealth should not have to be forcibly-shared. If the American capitalist economic system were democratized, all Americans would share in America's bounty earn a living wage, poverty would be eliminated, and their would be plenty leftover to care for the disabled and poor.

John purports not to believe in greed. Then John should explain why he and his family are worth $100M, and other hard-working poor Americans have nothing?

Here is a definition of greed, that John purports to be against taken form the American Heritage® Dictionary.

NOUN: An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth: “Many . . . attach to competition the stigma of selfish greed” (Henry Fawcett).

Clearly John and many of his friends have far more than they need. Rather than attack the nascent Senator Obama, why won't John McCain help Joe 'the unlicensed non-taxing plumber', as opposed to exploiting him in in order to further his campaign?

Rush Limbaugh, about a decade ago said it best with respect to class warfare. Rush said boasting, you can increase our taxes if you care to, however, we will still have our limousines, our swimming pools ...! And my response to Rush Limbaugh was simply this, EXACTLY!

Society is not a bad word, social and socialism are not bad words, selfishness, greed, being self-absorbed and self-indulgent are bad words, but not of late to many Americans!

Socialism was employed by President George Bush and Congress in order to rectify the failures of reckless opportunism and a system that too many have learned to exploit. They would prefer to leave the loopholes in place that they have often taken advantage of in order to benefit themselves, and to disadvantage others.

America has created two classes, a wealthy elite, and the rest of us who are simply put 'a market', to be exploited by the wealthy. The American exploited market group, will be used as long as we allow it to be used in order to help the greedy elites to steal and retain exploitative wealth. Everyone else is struggling, including individuals who earn $250K per annum!

Instead of 'Unenjoyment checks', pun intended, the rest of us need to insist that our system be modified with a view on the needs of all American citizens. Again, democratizing the economic system in this nation is what the rest of us needs to happen!

God would approve of this message! We must do away with man's inhumanity to man as explained by the late philosopher Hagel: '... the ownership of property, and the pursuit of power through class struggle!

Love, Peace & Grace
Rev. C. Solomon

Footnote: Jesus knew that the rich young ruler had a steady income. Had he given up everything that he had at that moment, by weeks end his coffers would have begun to be replenished. He would have lost nothing, and neither will John McCain and others who refuse to create opportunities that will benefit other Americans, particularly the ones who are part of America's working poor class!

Instead, they continue to tear down their barns in order to build or buy even larger ones!

And as of late, someone most have read my mind, because John McCain has decided to give Joe, the non-tax paying plumber, some work to do. Too little and much too late! People have died who could not afford surgery, while McCain and wife sat atop a $100 million dollar annuity and portfolio, while taking advantage of the health benefits that the taxpayers provided for them!

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