Posts Tagged ‘wealth’

Back to the Drawing Board

Monday, November 9th, 2009 by PJM

What He Said has barely gone to press and now it looks like it is already dated. Christianity Today reports that the folks behind Conservapedia have decided to rewrite the Bible so that Jesus doesn’t seem too liberal.

Among the changes . . . Jesus no longer says “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” This was removed because it makes Jesus seem soft on sin. Also, in the Conservapedia version, Jesus has apparently changed his mind about material wealth. That will certainly help the camel slip through the needle’s eye easier.

Two Views on All Those 0s

Thursday, November 5th, 2009 by JEL

I have a feeling Jesus might have a few things to say about the compensation of top executives today. Like maybe:

“Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.” — Matthew 19:24

Barclays CEO John Varley has a slightly different take on the matter:

“The injunction of Jesus to love others as ourselves is an endorsement of self-interest. We have to tolerate the inequality as a way to achieving greater prosperity and opportunity for all.”

You can read some more of Varley’s thoughts here.