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"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"It is impossible for me to say in my book one word about all that music has meant in my life. How then can I hope to be understood?--Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Blessed are the poor, especially at this time of year. Literally.

Because literally, food stamps are literally cruel:


And besides, God wants some people to be poor:

“This kid was dealt a bad hand. I don’t know quite why. That’s just the way God works. Sometimes some of us are lucky and some of us are not,” [Mayor Bloomberg] said.

Michael Bloomberg, billionaire, one of the "just lucky" ones, was talking about Dasani.  Literally.  Whaddayagonnado, mess with primal forces or something?*

You don't want to do that, Mr. Beale.

And besides, since it's not literally The Hunger Games, it literally isn't all that bad.

*NTodd has a bit more on the kindness to strangers of Hi$$oner the Mayor.

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