Even more less.
Jesus should know Paul isn't running anymore.
C'mon, Jesus has had a rough few hundred years and just woke up like an hour ago...
At least televangelists have the decency to cherry-pick scripture out of context. This friendly fellow may not have read a single book in his entire life.
First impression I got was that "Jesus" is a stoner and that, and only that, was his only interest in Ron Paul in the first place.
This was reinforced when he actually opened his mouth.
I can't take care of myself, SMART GUY!
Ron Paul is a libertarian doofus, Jesus believed in helping the poor (SOCIALISM!) hmmmm.
Sure, Jesus believed in choosing to help the poor, but I don't recall where it is written that he lobbied for legal policy mandating that.
oh shit a paul tard.
I'm pretty sure jesus said "help the poor", not "help the poor if you want, i mean no big either way, you're call, go gold standard!"
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Oh shit, I'm not even remotely a Ron Paul supporter, but hey, good job making assumptions about my personal views on policy based on 25 words about Jesus, none of which were "Ron" or "Paul".
I just find it really irritating when people (primarily Christians) think that Jesus's teachings have anything to do with legislation. Jesus preached charity and good will -- not policy -- and in fact consistently distanced himself and his preachings from organized government entirely. Arguably, his teachings would be opposed to mandating such things, since intent seems to be as important as action to Jesus.
Oops -- meant as a reply to the above.
You can take whatever you want from them, but the general teaching or understanding is that "God doesn't make you do anything because you have to choose to do the right thing," and if you do believe that Jesus was the son of God, well, obviously if God had intended these things to be legislated, then He would have made His son a politician and not a preacher.
Personally, I'm an agnostic, so I don't really care either way except that I think legislating the bible is a) fucking retarded and b) not what Jesus ever intended in any implied or not implied form. You can quote the bible until you're blue in the face, but the very fact that Jesus said people should do things and live a certain way still provides no evidence that the intent was for it to be written into government, especially since your quote is a) about the apostles, specifically, and not about the general populace, b) a factual statement about how the apostles lived as a private group (to which, I might add, admittance was not open to the general populace), and c) not even Jesus's words. Even aside from that, just because somebody tells you that you should or shouldn't do something, taking that as them implying that it should be written into physical law is a huge and fallacious leap.
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BTW -- I think some of you are pissed off because think I'm saying "health care is bad" or something, which I'm not at all. I'm just saying this is a shitty way to argue for or against it and that people read a lot more into the bible than what is actually written there. Yes, that's part of the fun of the bible, and why it's a great document even to non-believers, but it's foolish to not accept that you're projecting yourself into it.
Again, meant as a response to the above. I suck at the internet.
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