Stephen Colbert had Andy Schlafly of Conservapedia on his show the other night. While the supposed topic was the Conservative Bible Project, the subtext was epistemology. Take a look:
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Jesus parables were “free market” parables? WTH?
Wonder how long will it take for “the best of the public” to root out all that pesky Jubilee language?
Wezlo: you’re not seeing the inherent capitalism of the parables, think of this (Mat. 6:26)
“Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? ”
He’s pointing out that since you sow and reap, not relying on Socialist handouts from above, you’re of more value. In fact this was demonstrated with exceptional clarity by another great Biblical exegete of the past century when he showed that The Birds, if they simply worked together, could overcome “Big Brother”
To mention the parable of the day laborers in Mat 20. Clear case of Jesus advocating union busting.
And the mustard seed? Clearly advocating strategic cuts in workforce to spur corporate growth
I think we have the genesis of an April fools article here….
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