Monday, May 25, 2009

In Vain

I find it funny when Christians complain that "In God We Trust" should remain on money and buildings surrounding our institutions. It is a blatant misuse of the Almighty's image and a direct violation of one of the big ten commandments. Money is especially disturbing since it is the biggest scam ever created. To use God's name in vain is not at all what we have been told it is. Do you think you are a nasty sinner when you stub your toe and exclaim "God damn it", is that vanity? Is selling a faulty product with God's name on it, or proclaiming you have a direct link to God and his wishes more like vanity?

Ponder this, if you will, it can't make matters any worse.
:: posted by Tennessee Jed, 11:50 AM

5 Comments:

Yep, religion and money is funny. Faith hope and charity, as long as the charity pays for high quality paintings for the enjoyment of a small number of people or high quality lifestyles for the enjoyment of a small number of people. Or, ahem, worse....

Last time I looked here, you were suffering, so if you're still blogging, them I'm hoping things are better - if so, good.
Blogger krusty the baker, at 6:26 PM  
good point, capitalism seems to be the major religion around here....

I always enjoy your blog, thanks.


-hometownhiker
Blogger Chuck Allen, at 3:57 PM  
Right on the money again Jed, figuratively speaking of course! We should have just enough for our needs, and share for the needs of others according to the teachings. I suppose we are supposed to be trusted to do that, perhaps it should be more like 'In people let's trust our humanity to be more God Like'...
Blogger Julie, at 8:33 PM  
Are you still about old friend?
Blogger Richard, at 6:42 AM  
I am here Richard! Look me up on Facebook.
Blogger Tennessee Jed, at 6:14 AM  

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