This is not for Atheist Nexus, but I might as well. More of my crap rants seem to get read here...
Yes, I'm an Atheist, but this bothers me.
The elderly are not tax burdens.
"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which The Lord your God gives you." (Exodus 20:12 RSV)*
What would Jesus say about the Social Darwinism going on in America???
What would Jesus say about all these disposable people running around? Okay, I'll give it to you, He would condemn abortions. Fine, happy? He would also shake His head at W for vetoing SCHIP expansion. Why? Because investing in children is investing in America's future. Sounds tired, but oh well.
The basic question Jesus would ask, I'll ask for Him, "is your tax money more important than people???" The GOP have chosen tax money. Because the Religious Right prostitutes Christianity with this party, they are hypocrites. They make a good noise about the unborn, but in private they say racist things about mothers who need welfare money. Your sister, your daughter needs help and you call it shameful??? My adhd is showing, but oh well.
I say this, I am no one:
"You have heard it said, Honor thy father and thy mother, but I say unto you, whoever is old enough to be your father IS your father; and whoever is old enough to be your mother IS your mother. Therefore, do not let your father beg on the street, and do not allow your mother to dig through the garbage for food."