Thursday, February 02, 2012

God Saw Obama Care, and It Was Very Good


This gets even better. Apparently, God wants everyone to have access to contraception. Read here.


So God made President Obama pass Obama Care. As this story from Buzzfeed reports,

"And so when I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies aren’t discriminating against those who are already sick, or making sure that unscrupulous lenders aren’t taking advantage of the most vulnerable among us, I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody. But I also do it because I know that far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years, and I believe in God’s command to 'love thy neighbor as thyself.'"

So there you have it. Love Thy Neighbor is now equivocated to forcing your neighbor by the barrel of a gun to pay for your health care. This same man, who has won the Nobel Peace Prize, has also loved his neighbors with bombs. Neighbors that we are not even at war!

Now to be fair, we are all moved by our religious beliefs, and those beliefs animate us in the public sphere. Fair enough. However, keep in mind, it is the Left that constantly makes fun of this kind of reasoning. Think of abortion. I am moved by a simple belief that abortion is murder. It also happens to be fundamental in my religious beliefs that the unborn are fully human persons. Yet isn't it the Political Left that argues I should keep my religious beliefs out of the public sphere?

The hypocrisy shines ever so brightly with this man.


MarieP said...

I do believe he needs to ask the question "who is my neighbor" (without seeking to justify himself, of course!)...

A certain young boy went down from DC to Texas, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain court justice came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Senator, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain pregnant rape victim, as she journeyed, came where he was. And when she saw him, he had compassion. So she went to him and bandaged his wounds; and she set him on her own animal, brought him to a hospital, and took care of him. On the next day, when she departed, she took out two denarii, gave them to the nurse, and said to him, "Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you."

So, Mr. President, which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?

MarieP said...

I hope that's a bit hard to say an unborn child stopped to help- given that the Samaritan is who is spoken of as our neighbor in the original parable.

I was struck by how the teacher never says "The Samaritan is my neighbor" but simply "He who showed mercy." Never noticed that before, honestly...

Howard Fisher said...

Thanks for the comment Marie P.