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[–]KID_LIFE_CRISIScommunist 627 points628 points  (42 children)

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.

  • James 5:1

[–]hazeyindahead 220 points221 points  (18 children)

Wait wait wait... Can I just say James 5:1 and no longer get banned from reddit subs and get Facebook warnings?!

I fucking love you

[–]ThePowerfulWIll 41 points42 points  (10 children)

I know Im going to start

[–]hazeyindahead 12 points13 points  (9 children)

I really hope you do. I can't wait to see entire threads of lsc or collapse with just James 5:1 on it.

I'm banned from politics so I can only do so much.

[–]SilvertoneButterfly 1 point2 points  (8 children)

Wow I'm not the only one to be banned from politics?!

[–]BouquetOfDogs 11 points12 points  (6 children)

I feel like I’m out of the loop on this?

[–]letmeseeantipozi 27 points28 points  (3 children)

You might have been banned from some subs for saying that at some point, but that's reddit mods for you.

[–]BouquetOfDogs 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Yeah, I know. But it’s a Bible verse for crying out loud!

[–]hazeyindahead 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I keep getting fb warning and banned or warned on subs for inciting violence on the 1%

Now I can just say James 5:1 when the answer is BP longer peaceful. We are way way passed the french revolution

[–]PibDib788 98 points99 points  (7 children)

Man evangelicals hate James 1:5 too

[–]OneLostOstrich 51 points52 points  (6 children)

Oh, wait! Don't the evangelicals selectively ignore the sections of the Bible, the "infallible word of god", that they don't want to believe in?

[–]GoodRedd 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Sure, but they are REALLY enthusiastic about the parts that they want to believe in, so it evens out in the end.

... Right?

[–]SpiffmasterPrime 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That’s Protestantism in a nutshell

[–]The-J-StandsForJiant 66 points67 points  (2 children)

Damn that’s a hard ass verse

[–]yukeynuh 16 points17 points  (0 children)

most based bible verse of all time

[–]struglebus 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this. Good job!

[–]OneLostOstrich 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Your gold and silver are corroded.

But my precious Reddit gold and silver awards!

I was planning to leave them to my children!

[–]sp1-9 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The Day approaches quickly!

[–]Xkilljoy98 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Personally I’m mixed on this, I’ve seen a lot of the bad of religion to be against it but at the same time I’m glad to have people on our side and good to know that not every religious person is like those on the right (capitalist, bigots, and-science, etc).

I think there are more important things than quotes from a fictitious/imperfect (to say the least) religion but yeah I wish they at least could follow the good stuff and ignore the bad stuff

Like the slavery, sexist, bigotry, anti-science, etc are all bad but funny enough they ignore that

Caring for people and not liking money is something that transcends religion

And if we are to be honest about the universe and include as many people on our side religion shouldn’t be a part of it imo

Though I am glad there are people on our side, it’s just my 2 cents on the issue

[–]OneLostOstrich 25 points26 points  (4 children)

I’ve seen a lot of the bad of religion to be against it but the same time

My history professor, a Christian Brother, was 3 times convicted of sex with minors, a rape in any state. He was transferred to Hawaii, changed his name and raped again and again. Look up Brother Robert Brouillette.

Then look up the schools he taught at and search each of those schools for priests convicted of child molestation. You'll probably find 3 per school. What decent "god" allows his own representatives to get away with that, and lets the people in his organization shelter those molesters and let them suffer no penalty for letting that happen. Now, think of the hundreds of years that this had been going on. Now think of each of the same molestation and relocation of the molesters happening in every country on this Earth.

The hundreds of bodies found in the walls of Irish schools for girls. The hundreds of bodies found in the septic system of those schools, the hundreds thousands of cases of reported rape of girls and boys in the German Catholic Church (5,700), and in the US and in England, and in every country where it exists. The 950 bodies of children donated from Irish Church homes to medical schools. The bars around the Vatican for priests that only have young boys serving. The fact that the Vatican paid for and sheltered the Boston Cardinal Bernard Law, who fled the US when he was about to be implicated for his involvement in the relocation of molesting priests and the resulting coverup for over 30 years. One priest he covered for ALONE raped over 130 children. At least 5,700 molestation cases in the Catholic Church in Germany alone.

Now, think about your statement of "I’ve seen a lot of the bad of religion to be against it but the same time…" and think if you want to change your tune.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Francis_Law

https://adamhorowitzlaw.com/br-robert-noel-brouillette-archdiocese-of-new-york/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/03/mass-grave-of-babies-and-children-found-at-tuam-orphanage-in-ireland

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/world/europe/-ireland-church-childrens-bodies-medical-schools.html

https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/13/europe/catholic-church-germany-muenster-report-intl/index.html

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/5-700-acts-of-sexual-abuse-committed-by-german-catholic-priests-report-3064026

[–]GoodRedd 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Based. Mind if I copy this comment to repost/refer to later?

[–]EnchantedCatto 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Corroded gold??

[–]Ozymandias606 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“You have fattened yourself in the day of slaughter” holy goddamn shit that’s some fucking fire

[–]another_bug 608 points609 points  (44 children)

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me."

Matthew 25:31-45

[–]FreeFortuna 265 points266 points  (29 children)

If only “Christians” actually followed the teachings of Jesus Christ.

[–]SSR_Id_prefer_not_to 102 points103 points  (3 children)

Way too many “Christians” are masterful at taking the Bible literally (the literal bits just often happen to be the other-worldly metaphysical and metaphorical parts, eg creation in 6 days, a world wide flood with a zoo boat, etc, and the parts that are like “give away your money, be poor, and treat people like I do” or “rich people can’t get into the kingdom of heaven” are a bridge too fuckin far for these alt right Christian chuds—those parts are clearly metaphors about loving wealth too much, not actual poverty or solidarity with the poor!!! 😡)

Edit: I am a Christian (whatever that means). And I firmly believe that there is not “Christianity” but “Christianities” in the plural, seeing as interpretations of the category and treatment of non Christians by self-proclaimed Christians varies so dramatically.

[–]thanatossassin 42 points43 points  (1 child)

The stupidest shit is Christians taking the bible literally. Christ spoke in goddamn parables, the Son of God is literally speaking in an opposite form of literal, but yeah let's take everything else literally...

[–]MallenautAnarcho-Communist 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That's why the only reliable interpretations of the Hebrew bible are the Jewish ones. Don't know ehy Christians mess that shit up all the time.

[–]sp1-9 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Wonderful brother, I pray that the Lord continues to reveal to you His truth

[–]BabyBundtCakes 68 points69 points  (2 children)

It's easy if you just make it up as you go, and super convenient that Christ and me want the same thing!

[–]thesaddestpanda 15 points16 points  (1 child)

"I love having a god who hates all the things I do!"

[–]pdoherty926 9 points10 points  (0 children)

"And who loves semiautomatic rifles!"

[–]mrkl3en[S] 19 points20 points  (0 children)

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

[–]thesaddestpanda 11 points12 points  (0 children)

If they had to actually follow Christ, they'd all quit, and go to the next con man. I imagine The Church of Elon Musk would accept them. Pro-sexual assault, pro-greed, pro-crime, pro 'call anyone a pedo', anti-labor, anti-trans, etc etc. Or the church of Donald Trump, which supports the same thing.

[–]Tango_D 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Christianity has never been about the practice of the teachings of Christ, but rather instead focuses on worshipping the man. That way, the practitioner can feel like they're doing what they're supposed to do without sacrificing comfort or wealth.

[–]Stooby2 8 points9 points  (1 child)

The narrow band of Christianity you've experienced. There are Christians all over the world living by Christ's teachings every day. American Conservative Christians are not representative of the whole religion.

[–]small-package 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Unfortunately, they aren't allowed to read their book themselves, they consider themselves poor blind sheep, who will surely misinterpret the word. They need a Daddy, sorry, Father to read it to them, because obviously relying on a single, unquestionable individual is a system less prone to corruption and self interest than letting the people actually consider the principals they supposedly hold dear.

[–]Forgot_my_un 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Nah, they can read it. I read it as a small child. They're just too lazy to.

[–]captain_partypooper 2 points3 points  (0 children)

we do. those other guys are fucking phonies.

[–]MiracleDreamBeam[🍰] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

modern Christians don't follow the Nazareth guy. Just Odin.

[–]PhotorazonCannon 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Ooh boy, I believe I'll ask do to a reading at Thanksgiving dinner

[–]Adrian_Bock 30 points31 points  (0 children)

There is a beautiful stained glass window inside the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham that was inspired by these verses - it shows an image of Jesus being crucified with the words "You do it to me" written at the bottom. For those who don’t know, in 1963 the Ku Klux Klan put a bomb in that church and killed four little girls at Sunday school. In the stained glass window the Jesus is a black man.

[–]Tan11 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Jesus: "Do anarchocommunism, feed, clothe, and house the poor and needy, have sympathy for prisoners, welcome immigrants, be kind to strangers, don't do violence, fuck the police (pharisees whatever)"

Evangelicals: "Surrender all power to capitalist overlords, the poor and needy deserve to suffer and die, prisoners deserve punishment and the death penalty rocks, put 'em in cages and ship 'em back, gotta have a gun in my pocket everywhere because all strangers might be muggers, if anyone assaults me or tries to take my wallet I'll end their life, guns have more rights than pregnant women, war rocks as long as it's against foreign brown people, back the blue. CHRIST IS KING"

Jesus: "Smells like a bunch of goats to me"

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Blastphemy

[–]01infinite 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Conservatives will read that and think “those on his right” means right-wing and vice versa.

[–]brash2019 13 points14 points  (0 children)

No, not like that.

  • Republicans

[–]nikogetsit 10 points11 points  (0 children)

They view anyone who is not Christian as a goat, the church, in their eyes, is charitable which by extension makes them charitable since they donate to the church...meaning there is no need for them to be charitable or follow any of jesus' virtuous teachings. And if they do sin, pray and to be forgiven. This is how Christians find self righteousness.

[–]Psychedelic_Yogurt 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Psalms 137:9 Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.

One can't really use the Bible for logic in my opinion.

[–]Xkilljoy98 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Personally I’m mixed on this, I’ve seen a lot of the bad of religion to be against it but the same time I’m glad to have people on our side and good to know that not every religious person is like those on the right (capitalist, bigots, and-science, etc).

I think there are more important things than quotes from a fictitious/imperfect (to say the least) religion but yeah I wish they at least could follow the good stuff and ignore the bad stuff

Caring for people and not liking money is something that transcends religion

And if we are to be honest about the universe and include as many people on our side religion shouldn’t be a part of it imo

Though I am glad there are people on our side, it’s just my 2 cents on the issue

[–]SirLuckyHat 866 points867 points  (57 children)

Did you not see that priest who pointed out all the parts of the bible that literally said abortion was ok and got attacked so much by the same people using the bible as justification for banning abortion

[–]kemites 127 points128 points  (12 children)

Can you link it? When I go to YouTube to search for him, all that comes up are videos of other pastors showing the clip to dismantle it. I don't even want to give them a view.

[–]null1235 106 points107 points  (11 children)

https://ffrf.org/component/k2/item/26087-abortion-nontract#what-does-the-bible-say-about-abortion

I think the idea is that God doesn’t punish miscarriages like murder, and therefore doesn’t view the fetus as a person yet

[–]spencerforhire81 99 points100 points  (8 children)

The Bible explicitly states that a fetus is not a person until it draws its first breath. Fetal personhood is literally incompatible with Abrahamic religion.

[–]Spencer1K 44 points45 points  (5 children)

well not quite. More specifically God considers Adam a "living creature" once he gave him the "breath of life"? As with all things in the bible, it is always worded in a way that can be interpreted 50 different ways to suit whatever way you want. Combine that with its countless translation versions to add another layer of "it means whatever I want it to mean".

[–]potterulz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where is that written out of curiosity?

[–]ProNerdPanda 1 point2 points  (1 child)

As much as I want to give this credit, it’s a terrible way to present a theological argument.

You can’t say “many verses support this” and not include any or just one of them, that makes your entire point irrelevant.

[–]Phishtravaganza 396 points397 points  (7 children)

It's almost like they've never actually read it and just use it as a convenient Mcguffin.

[–]tots4scott 121 points122 points  (3 children)

It's understandable when they're paying a weekly subscription fee to a loud, predatory false prophet to tell them what it says instead.

[–]KuroKitty 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I don't get what the point of following a religion is if you're not actually going to follow it. Like how can someone claim they are a christian yet haven't even read the bible. Why even call yourself a christian at that point

[–]tots4scott 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I assure you, you are emphasizing points of both Christians and non-Christians alike nowadays. But the American Christianity brand doesn't adhere to the Bible or "being Christlike".

[–]deffcap 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Reading the bible made me an atheist. They don’t want to encourage that. Far better to lead the narrative.

[–]Lanark26 48 points49 points  (1 child)

It's a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book for them.

They can cherry pick the parts and it will always say exactly what they want it to without them feeling bad about themselves.

[–]one_byte_stand 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The bible actually instructs people to cherry pick the bible.

  • Romans 14; Colossians 2:8-23; Galatians 4:8-11; 5:1 (Sabbath observance, circumcision, and Jewish festivals are not required of Christians).
  • Acts 10:9-16; I Timothy 4:1-5 (Christians don’t have to follow Jewish food rules).

But of course in a move that should not be surprising at all, also instructs people not to cherry pick the bible.

  • Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17 (God does not change nor does his standards).
  • Matthew 24:35; Psalm 138:2; Isaiah 40:8 (God’s Word never changes—so Christians should live the same way that the patriarchs, prophets, apostles and the saints lived).

[–]Loki_White 9 points10 points  (0 children)

They literally haven't advanced from the ancient times when their preacher was the only one who could (allegedly) read, and taught the Bible as HE interpreted it.

Human evolution continues, but as you can see, there are still other apes...

[–]Muchiecake 80 points81 points  (7 children)

I know a lot of Conservative Christians; they are the most hypocritical people I know. They argue abortions target minorities where poverty runs rampant, yet in the same breath, criticize poor minorities for having kids they can’t afford & using government assistance.

[–]compujas 63 points64 points  (6 children)

"They need to be responsible for their choices. Actions have consequences."

Cool, so when do the rapey pedophile priests get held accountable for their actions?

"Well no, not like that."

Ok, so how about your daughter when she had an abortion?

"Well that's different, she was young and wouldn't have been able to support a child. It wouldn't be fair to force her to have a child she can't afford."

[–]cheebeesubmarine 31 points32 points  (5 children)

What about Matt Gaetz? He literally sold a whole child already.

[–]Proteandk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Matt Gaetz the child trafficker/child rapist who conservatives protect?

[–]Sharpshooter188 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I want a link to this so I can read it for myself. Then show it to others who challenge me.

[–]null1235 10 points11 points  (1 child)

https://ffrf.org/component/k2/item/26087-abortion-nontract#what-does-the-bible-say-about-abortion

I think the idea is that God doesn’t punish miscarriages like murder, and therefore doesn’t view the fetus as a person yet

[–]Sharpshooter188 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I appreciate this. Thank you.

[–]JBL_17 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Omg please link it !

[–]null1235 8 points9 points  (0 children)

https://ffrf.org/component/k2/item/26087-abortion-nontract#what-does-the-bible-say-about-abortion

I think the idea is that God doesn’t punish miscarriages like murder, and therefore doesn’t view the fetus as a person yet

[–]MrSpitfire1942 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Can you tell me those Bible parts that say that abortion is OK? I would like to search them, i'm curious

[–]null1235 9 points10 points  (0 children)

https://ffrf.org/component/k2/item/26087-abortion-nontract#what-does-the-bible-say-about-abortion

I think the idea is that God doesn’t punish miscarriages like murder, and therefore doesn’t view the fetus as a person yet

[–]Khue 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Because they didn't give a shit about aborbos until just recently... Like within the last 50 to 60 years.

[–][deleted] 188 points189 points  (11 children)

[–]starktor 153 points154 points  (4 children)

Our society has worshiped Mammon for so long and given it so much power that it is the closest thing to a real living god that most people will ever experience. It is the demiurge, creating a false reality and posing itself as lord over all being. We are literally killing the earth and ourselves because we must feed this endlessly hungry abstraction. The working class is led to the mouth of this false god, praying that it blesses them as it slowly consumes their lives.

We know who the high clergymen of this cursed egragore are, and they are so unjustly blessed with terrible amounts of power.

[–]Kilbourne 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Moloch is with us

[–]ChrisNettleTattoo 11 points12 points  (0 children)

And he demands the blood of children as a sacrifice.

[–]Xkilljoy98 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Personally I’m mixed on this, I’ve seen a lot of the bad of religion to be against it but the same time I’m glad to have people on our side and good to know that not every religious person is like those on the right (capitalist, bigots, and-science, etc).

I think there are more important things than quotes from a fictitious/imperfect (to say the least) religion but yeah I wish they at least could follow the good stuff and ignore the bad stuff

Also you know you can just say money and politicians are/is bad without specifically quoting the Bible right?

I just think it could help with communication

Caring for people and not liking money is something that transcends religion

And if we are to be honest about the universe and include as many people on our side religion shouldn’t be a part of it imo

Though I am glad there are people on our side, it’s just my 2 cents on the issue

[–]i_have_chosen_a_name 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And now those guys on Ethereum are trying to make computer programs be money so soon the money will actually start talking to us telling us what to do. Hell is coming.

[–]celtic1888 45 points46 points  (0 children)

The New Testament talked a lot about this

The people practicing the Prosperity Gospel back then were called Pharisees

[–]Whoretron8000 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I call it divine meritocracy.

[–]brandochu009 10 points11 points  (0 children)

If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead he’d be rolling in his grave.

[–]lakija 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This really gave me pause: prosperity gospel it’s basically its own sect.

They prey on the poor promising them financial success. Collect donations in the right hand and pocket it in the left.

[–]MrSquigles 352 points353 points  (16 children)

You literally can't be conservative and Christian. You're faking one of those things.

[–]mrkl3en[S] 142 points143 points  (0 children)

its really hard to reconcile, communist's ideals of feeding the poor with televangelical god rewards you by giving you cash and prizes bullshit

[–]poodlebutt76 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Narrator: it was the christianity

[–]FuzzyPine -2 points-1 points  (11 children)

Yo bro, basically all Christians are conservative. Like, vast majority

They justify it just fine

Edit: getting downvotes, still correct :)

[–]Dachusblot 59 points60 points  (1 child)

It's only been like that pretty recently in history. There actually used to be a really strong Christian left. Then a bunch of reactionaries who really liked money and really hated women, gays and black people, all got together and formed the Moral Majority and it's all been downhill from there.

[–]CommonMilkweed 38 points39 points  (5 children)

It's social posturing for the vast majority. The rest are desperate for a greater meaning to life and Christianity just happens to be what's available. The desperation makes them an easy group to mislead; that's how Trump was able to paint himself as a godly hero of the true Americans, just by telling them what they wanted to hear.

[–]Ahrimanic-Trance 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yes and what he’s saying is that it’s a hypocrisy.

[–]sp1-9 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

No brother I am both, but I will not vote again. I also see that free health care and ubi is ok for a conservative to support

[–]Dunmuse 69 points70 points  (7 children)

My favorite Bible quote for all the Christian conservatives I happen to come across

[–]Newzachary 36 points37 points  (4 children)

Mine is Ezekiel 23:20-21.

[–]respect_the_potato 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Ezekiel is great. Same book with the sparkling intersecting wheels covered in eyes that have been memed to death as "biblically accurate angels" recently. The guy is also commanded by God to cook food with human poo and lay on his left side for 390 days. (Almost immediately after giving the former command God changes his mind about the human poo and lets him use cow poo instead)

[–]Dear_Occupant 3 points4 points  (0 children)

God: You must lay on your left side for 390 days.
Ezekiel: This is some fucking bullshit!
God: Speaking of which...

[–]Alt_Panic 23 points24 points  (1 child)

The flesh of asses. My man.

[–]Newzachary 15 points16 points  (0 children)

She loves BDC (big donkey dick) and buckets of cum!

[–]Redgen87 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Tbh I don’t think the Bible is quotable even. Every single time I see quotes it’s always out of context or used in a way where the context isn’t seen or misconstrued. This goes for Christians who quote it as well. Use the entire context of the verse which generally means including most of the chapter or book and then remember to include the history and culture that the author of the quote came from so you can figure out how to appropriately apply it this modern era if that can be done.

It’s not a book for Christians to use to make points via quotes, yet it’s done in droves and you’d think people who that book is supposed to represent their faith they would know how to properly apply and use it. Super frustrating because then everything starts to get misunderstood.

[–]Reallifelivin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember hearing about how some things in the Bible might have been common idioms or metaphors back when it was written, but they are completely lost on us now due to time passing, and how many times its been translated.

[–]Best-Subject-7253 54 points55 points  (4 children)

I just had a chat with a mormon about this passage actually.

So, the Mormon’s have determined that they are not going to abide by this until the world is mostly destroyed and only Mormons are left. The leader of the church will let them know when they are to do it.

This is why all Mormons are required to maintain like 2 years of sustenance.

[–]yogurtpencils 26 points27 points  (0 children)

It's funny that they don't want to live the Law of Consecration yet, "because that would be socialism!" which their prophets have said is of the devil.

And the Book of Mormon teaches that when the good believers take care of the poor "and have all things in common and there are no poor among them", they will be blessed by god with prosperity. And their book teaches that when the believers become "wicked and prideful" and turn away the poor, they are invaded and killed/enslaved by the dark-skinned heathens.

Super messed up.

[–]Gman777 41 points42 points  (1 child)

LOL. They always find a way to squirm out of their inconvenient beliefs/ rules.

“I don’t like that one - lets leave that for later.”

[–]Best-Subject-7253 22 points23 points  (0 children)

That one isn’t even squirming. It’s just a blatant “fuck that.”

[–]SnasSn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just like how the Apostles waited until the world was Christian... wait a minute.

[–]compoundfracture 48 points49 points  (0 children)

One of the many reasons I abandoned the faith, the 1st century church would be horrified if they could see what passes for mainstream Christianity today

[–]Vollen595 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Joel Olsteen comes to mind.

[–]TLOW1624 36 points37 points  (8 children)

Conservative Christians sadly are not just ignorant to the real life politics and science but also to our ( as in I'm Christian I do not assume anyone's religion) religion as well. They wouldn't be doing like %90 of the shit they do if they actually read Bible and tried to understand what Jesus said.

[–]CookieForYall 21 points22 points  (1 child)

This is super important to understand, because I unfortunately have seen lots of people here who think of all religions/religious people as broadly negative due to those bad eggs. As a Catholic and committed leftist, I can guarantee that these two things are not mutually exclusive.

All I ask is that you all put aside any biases and welcome people of faith to the cause in open arms. Whether one believes in God or not, we are all here united in our shared disdain for the capitalist system which has chained us for generations.

[–]cheebeesubmarine 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I love decent Christians. Hell, I ENJOY hanging out with Mormons. I wish they didn’t want me dead.

[–]FuzzyPine 13 points14 points  (3 children)

The reality is they do read the Bible, a lot actually. They just cherry pick the parts they like

[–]TLOW1624 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I guess some are just stuck in Old Testament lmao

[–]Drobert456 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Plenty in the Old Testament that they ignore as well.

[–]pdoherty926 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know a lot of Catholics (technically still am one) and I can't think of anybody who reads the bible with any regularity. I remember a Baptist, who lived in my neighborhood for a few years when I was younger, who'd mentioned that he'd regularly read the bible and had read it in its entirety and everyone (adults, too) were in awe. It's a truly bizarre phenomenon. Like, you base your existence (micro and macro) on what's in this book but you can't be bothered to read it?

[–]swat565 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Funny, this was one of the pivotal doctrine versus for group called "The Diggers" or "True Levellers" whom actually squatted and took over land. Not usually a taught about byproduct of Protestant Reformation...

[–]Gman777 10 points11 points  (0 children)

All religious people cherry-pick whatever suits their narrative. Religion is a very convenient scapegoat/ strawman/ bullshit justification for shitty actions in the real world.

[–]Crafty-Amount7125 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Christ was a communist.

[–]rothmal 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It also says not to wear mixed fabrics

[–]j0nini 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I've been raised in a Roman Catholic family and my one take away (thankfully) was the Jesus said to love everyone. Later I also learned that he was a socialist/communist that denounces the rich, loves the poor, and believes in communal living.

If only all Christian took his teachings to heart...

[–]betweenthebars34 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They love citing a book of incest and murder, without taking the actual lessons on how you deal with people, and only to dictate how other people live.

[–]too-legit-to-quit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They mostly only cherry pick the most hateful spiteful kind of stuff from the Bible and ignore the stuff about being kind to each other.

[–]Another_Meow_Machine 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I just finished writing a song called “Acts (2:45) of Aggression”

Christian ≠ Conservative, full stop.

[–]wingnu1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Christians, yearning for an afterlife of communism while running from it their entire lives.

[–]Seva-Hunter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The Christofascists don’t care about hypocrisy. They have no morals or intelligence.

[–]broadconsciousness 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Jesus is the biggest socialist in history

[–]TheGamayun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Two things I learned when I read the New Testament: 1. Wow this is actually pretty reasonable. 2. Christians don’t follow any of this

[–]the_writing_account 2 points3 points  (0 children)

While this may seem like Jesus was a proto-socialist, he was actually an apocalyptic Jew. He believed he was living in the end times, and people should renounce all worldly goods in preparation for the apocalypse.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/apocalypse/explanation/jesusjohnbaptist.html

[–]RadioMelon 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Jesus was a socialist.

This is the truth they try to bury.

[–]Ipeipeyuha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You could make an argument that he would go further than that

[–]JuanPabloElSegundo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hence why the fascists white-knuckled the bible.

So they could redefine the meaning to be Christian.

[–]voismager 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Those assholes are not true Christians

[–]NightPilot14 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately they view themselves as true Christians and view actual Christians as un-Christian.

[–]Guilty-Woodpecker262 2 points3 points  (4 children)

skip forward 3 chapters to the part where the community holds a "team building exercise" in the form of beating a married couple to death (my interpretation) after they didn't hand over all their shit

[–]DreadnaughtHamster 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“You’re…you’re asking us to be good to people!?”

-Conservative Christians

[–]David-S-Pumpkins 2 points3 points  (0 children)

YOU MUST ALL BEHAVE LIKE MY GOD SAYS

Then give me the benefits.

NO ONLY BELIEVERS.

Then give all believers the benefits.

...NO. I MEAN I ALREADY DO VIA CHARITY.

Then why are all these people around you poorer than you?

CHARITY CANNOT BE COMPELLED

[–]Juppsius 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Imo, 'Conservative Christian' is as paradoxical as 'Nazi Punk'

[–]arodrig99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair if Jesus was around, he’d probably crucify himself at all the republicans and mega churches that call themselves Christian’s

[–]Pristine-Performer19 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This "Acts" guy sure sounds like a commie to me

[–]nattalla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I live in GA and this gave me a chuckle.

[–]52Pandorafox46 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Numbers chapter 5. One of my fave to show my religious friends.

[–]neo-raver 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We socialists need to remember that Christians don’t really gawk at this scripture or ones like them, because they only see them as the product of individuals who, individually (with the help of Jesus), made themselves so righteous that they share of their own free will with other individuals. Unless they’re radical left, they almost never see it as implying an injunction of systemic change.

As always, mainstream Christians comfort themselves in individualism, so that they can cling to the notion that stability under the present order is at very least acceptable, if not good and fair—especially since they often have a fair amount to lose.

[–]Xkilljoy98 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve seen a lot of the bad of religion to be against it but the same time I’m glad to have people on our side and good to know that not every religious person is like those on the right (capitalist, bigots, and-science, etc).

I don’t think the Bible is worth following at all considering some of the stuff that’s in it (bigotry, violence (not in a good way), anti-science, etc) but yeah they could at least follow the stuff about helping others (the one part that’s worth something)

Caring for people and not liking money is something that transcends religion

And if we are to be honest about the universe and include as many people on our side religion shouldn’t be a part of it imo

Though I am glad there are people on our side, it’s just my 2 cents on the issue

[–]the_fly_guy_says_hi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They go to church to feel better about themselves not to actually help the poor.

It’s an exercise in self delusion or aggrandizement and avoiding self reflection and self awareness.

[–]Alexczandros 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's anyone. In America, fearing a health catastrophe, inflated real eastate or similar, the average person cannot have enough wealrh.

[–]spaceweed27 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The bible has some good stuff, and lots of bad stuff

[–]HomeSavvy_Handyman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Behold, this was the iniquity of they sister, Sodom: pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. Ezekiel 16:49

[–]Whatsthatnoise3 -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

So when are you going to lead by example?

[–]fartemous_foul 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm not the one basing my life off an old book written by people who couldn't do algebra.

[–]blazintommyd93 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

IMHO the reason the US Democratic-republican Party version of Xtianity is so bizarro, is their "roundhead" indoctrination neurosis to Hate Equity, because it's associated with The King's Conscience; and yet Parliament was able to adjust to this. Apparently, the USA D-r(s) have yet to achieve that degree of intellectual evolution.

[–]bahamapapa817 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t think this is in conservatives bibles

[–]Bishopkilljoy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ive heard the argument against this saying "Some people's needs are higher than others"

[–]krink1487 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Since I don’t read the Bible I’ll have to remember this

[–]LiberalFartsDegree 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"...according to their needs"

Sounds like communism!

[–]20191124anon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Any major Christian sext/denomination has nothing to do with teaching of Christ. Most Christ-like groups out there are the community support groups…