And everybody (except YWT, Your Worm Truly) always leaves out the essential element that makes these arguments over socialism eternally stupid.
May I drop a subtle clue to the omission, by way of asking a simple question?
Are we talking VOLUNTARY or INVOLUNTARY socialism??
Voluntary socialism is angelic. Involuntary socialism is…the opposite of angelic.
We Christians are commanded to be charitable…but never forced.
So what’s the political left’s position in regard to voluntary socialism, Mr. Progressive Bible Expert?
Further down…yes, of course Ananias and Saphira must appear in this screed.
Dear readers, does this not sound like a form of terror-enforced-communism imposed by a God who thinks that Christians who fail to join the collective are worthy of death?
Er…no? Assuming one has two brain cells to rub together and isn’t trying to deceive others. What the heck is this writer’s agenda?
Oh. If you’re going to whine about atheists being misrepresented, Mr. Paul, maybe you should quit misrepresenting the Bible, then.
Peter to Ananias, after the theft came out:
Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
Hmm. Mr. Paul says the Bible teaches “terror-enforced-communism”, yet the Bible claims Ananias was free to do anything he wished with the money.
…thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
A leftist can be SLAPPED IN THE EAR with the message “a lie is an abomination unto the Lord” and yet what he hears is…”Thou Shalt Be Communist!”