"The very core of what government is is the ability to steal."
Mankind has no problem stealing or using collective force to steal without any governments. Governments are created because of that simple truth. Stop trying to blame injustice on government, especially when you're a godless freeloader who considers it stealing to have to pay his fair share to defend people's liberty.
Do you consider it stealing to pay your fair share to defend liberty?
That's right... Yes. You're an Anarchist. You don't want to pay your fair share, because you believe government is the source of injustice. Why would you want to pay to be enslaved right?
Government is collective force, a whole bunch of guns(Swords), and you may as well be saying: "At their core, the only purpose guns serve is to steal."
Stop trying to blame the gun. Stop trying to blame the government. Stop trying to act like you know ANYTHING about Jesus. He told you to pay your taxes, and you've never figured out why. He knew what you'd be facing, and still wanted you to pay your taxes, but that doesn't mean you worship anything but God, including a criminal government.
"I don't think that government and the "morality of Christ" are compatible."
You know nothing of Jesus or faith. He's not known to you. When the government is surrounded by covetous people begging them to answer their unjust prayers, those who serve become butchers and slavers, and God LOVES justice.
13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
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