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Jesus and the Bankers

I love this picture. Ever noticed how Jesus was crucified after his only act of rage in which he threw out the bankers of the time, aka the money changers?

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." Voltaire

It doesn't get any more honest

Note the people that won't post on this.

They will come around when their false god falls apart.

Respect for the Truth is salvation.

Bravo!

Will copy this picture and put it on my wall!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Haha!

Right on!

Role Model

Jesus was my first libertarian role model after my parents. My parents had a libertarian parenting style, even though they are politically liberal and conservative (one each). They knew they were raising adults, not children, and they gave us as much freedom as we took responsibility for.

Clearly, for Jesus, it's all about the individual, and not their religion or nationality (he made a Samaritan the hero of a parable), their sex (he respected women as individuals), or even their sins (he never wrote anyone off because of something they did, as if once in a group, always in a group). He even suffered the little children--something many people don't have patience for.

All relationships should be considered personal. Jesus was the anti-bigot. To quote Ron Paul, libertarianism treats everyone as an individual, so it can't be racist.

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Do you think Jesus would have

Do you think Jesus would have down voted me?

He wasn't

afraid to speak how he feels and I am pretty sure he would have spoken against you.

No Doubt

So did I.

Couldn't agree more

What I find interesting is that many Christians don't think that libertarianism is consistent with their values.
And that many Libertarians don't think that Christianity is consistent with their values.
My belief is that both of these types of people don't really understnad the other position (and sometimes not even their own).

Prejudices abound, but truth wins hearts and minds

Yes, too many folks tend to get stuck thinking of reasons to be one rather than the other. Bad examples of both can be sited as reasons to flee one from one camp to the exclusion of the other, but I believe the more reasonable place to be is in understanding how our self-governing authority is a gift from our Creator!

In order to fulfill our purpose on earth, answering to God first, BEFORE caring what anyone else, of any title, has to say about what we do with our bodies, time, and resources; IS essential to the faith that Jesus and His apostles established, AND the highest of libertarian ideals, combined!

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Jesus Christ, Libertarian

Jesus Christ, Libertarian

http://archive.lewrockwell.com/orig11/mullen-t2.1.1.html

Lew Rockwell has hosted several articles with the same thesis over the years.

Jesus said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Jesus settled an argument between his disciples this way:

"And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
)And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
)But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
)For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth." Luke 22:24-27

During the earliest days of believers gathering, there was no talk of buildings, simple or ornate; back when common folks met in homes, or when availible, even in caves. Their shared resources were focused on real needs among them, and the roles of plural elders and deacons was to bear their leadership roles as servants and stewards, not as benefactor lordships.

Later, in Acts, Paul's final words to the elders of Ephesus was:

"And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
)I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
)Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
)I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive." - Acts 20:32-35

Later, in a letter to the Thessalonians, he wrote:

"For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
)Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
)Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
)For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
)For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
)Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
)But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing." - 2 Thessalonians 3:7-13

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

This is why I lean to the libertarian point of view

A gift is valued much greater if it comes from free will, because its a moral transaction. If someone points a gun at you and tells you to give someone something of your's the person receiving will not be graceful to you only to the one holding the gun who has sacrificed nothing.

Especially if the

person holding the gun takes a big cut and uses it as collateral to borrow trillions in your name.

Identity theft done in the guise of "Helping the unfortunate" becomes corporate welfare.

Great point!

so a bump!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

absolutely... bump

love it

Jesus was a revolutionary, subscriber to the non-aggression principle, and was opposed to the politico-economic corruption in his day... A true example for the liberty movement.

Thanks for posting.

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You might cast Him that way, but...

Revolutionaries work with ideas and actions to stir within their countrymen's hearts the brush-fires of Liberty, as I see them.

Jesus had a whole other Kingdom to bring to earth, and in a way that only He could. A precious price of the highest cost had to be paid to redeem what was once His, and only by fulfilling the will of the Father, could His Son accomplish His mission.

His only mildly violent moments where when He hand-made, "a scourge of small cords" and drove out the money-changers along with the sellers of sacrifice-approved, exorbitantly-priced "oxen and sheep and doves" to gouge the faithful coming to His, "Father's house", for the Passover. (John 2:13-25) That was early on in His ministry. Later, towards the end, He had to drive them out AGAIN. The priests, bankers, and livestock producers had such a profitable racket going on in the Holy Temple, that Jesus had to forcefully reclaim, yet once more, what was His Father's, "Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves." - Luke 19:46

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

I didn't say that was ALL he was... !

"Revolutionaries work with ideas and actions to stir within their countrymen's hearts the brush-fires of Liberty, as I see them."

Yes, and Yeshua did exactly that.

"Jesus had a whole other Kingdom to bring to earth, and in a way that only He could. A precious price of the highest cost had to be paid to redeem what was once His, and only by fulfilling the will of the Father, could His Son accomplish His mission."

Yes, that too!!!

It is a revolution over the earthly Kings who declare themselves gods, and bringing in of the Kingdom of the true Lord G-d.

Of course, He must come again, before the prophesy can be completed, as per Revelations.

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