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Thursday, August 08, 2013

He who dies with the least toys is Jesus!

Oh, it's alright for the Son of God; but his followers?  Whaddareya, crazy?

Being ostensibly a blog about Xianity and religion and other important such stuff, I feel I have to note this wonderful line from Wonkette:

While this might make New Pope happy, it will certainly anger the True Flock, who know that wealth is a sign that God loves you, which is why Jesus had a net worth of old sandals, some pieces of lumber, and some gently used nails. 
What might make "New Pope happy" is a measure of economic social justice becoming law in Massachusetts.  But the line about the net worth of Jesus is priceless (pardon the pun).

What's funny is that it never finds its way into consideration of the Gospel of Wealth:  if money is so great, why wasn't Jesus rich?  I'm sure there are many mental hoops jumped through in order to avoid that question, but putting it so starkly in terms of worldly goods of the Lord his own self, I can't help but wonder again:

if rich is so great, if wealth is proof God loves you best of all:  how come Jesus wasn't rich?


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