Can you imagine?

Some in our country love to point us back to the Bible upon which they say our nation was founded. Here’s a direct quote from the Bible that might not sell well with some of these same folks.

Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts. And this is the manner of the remission: every creditor shall remit the claim that is held against a neighbor, not exacting it of a neighbor who is a member of the community, because the Lord’s remission has been proclaimed.- Deuteronomy 15:1-2

Can you imagine what might happen if every seven years we did this? Wall Street would implode, there would be cries of socialism. Justice is about restoring relationship with our neighbors and not about collecting from them. Can you imagine a nation grounded upon these principles instead of un-fettered greed?

About Don Watkins

I'm a FOSS advocate, writer, educator, Python coder, Linux user, US Navy Veteran, Secular Franciscan, husband,father and grandfather. I blog about my life and experiences that give it meaning.
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2 Responses to Can you imagine?

  1. plainfoolish says:

    It’s amazing to me how often people select a tiny sampling of Biblical verses and use them to justify things the Bible firmly condemns. I recently saw a documentary called “Constantine’s Sword” and I highly recommend watching it. (I’ve cut down on my expenses greatly, since I have no income until the Fall, but I refused to entirely give up my Netflix account, so I’m down to a couple movies a month, which is all I really have time for, anyway.)

  2. Don says:

    Thanks for the suggestion. I found Constantine’s Sword on Youtube and I’m on the third section. It’s very good and is giving me something positive to view today. I’m glad you’re writing again. Maybe you will help me to do a better job of teaching these students. 🙂

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