I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

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Re: I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

Postby Wlerin » Wed 03 Jun, 2015 22:47

Socialism is just as unbiblical as Capitalism. Join the Distributist revolution.
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions were his own, but they shared everything they had. There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from their sales and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
This was all voluntary giving, out of changed and renewed hearts. It does not in any way support state seizure and control of wealth, i.e. socialism.
Jesus, Matthew 25 - not the emphesis on nations (states) doing this.
No, not states. People groups. Ethnoi. Jesus said this when the dominant state was multi-national, even without knowledge of the Greek it should be obvious he was not referring to states. Nor are they being judged as nations, only gathered together nation by nation to face judgment: the entire world, not just the Jewish people.
state-backed welfare for the poor:
Gleaning isn't state-backed. And it's certainly not state-controlled. Legally required, yes, but it's still the farmer's responsibility to follow the law as he sees fit: liberally, or stingily, or not at all.
Living wages, not 'fair' wages (or, each according to his need):
The point of this parable is that the master (God) can do as he pleases with his money (His rewards to believers, esp. the Holy Spirit) so long as he keeps to his prior word, not that the workers deserve to be paid equally nor even a "living wage". If anything this is in support of property rights and against a third party mucking about in things.


The entire financial industry founded on usury is sinful, aye, but Socialists don't really seem to care about that very much, do they? Why would they, when the financiers are some of their strongest backers?



As far as our treatment of others goes, the entire point of the OT law (which has never applied directly to Gentile Christians, though it is instructive) and the New Testament, is that we should love our neighbours as we love ourselves, voluntarily. NOT that we should rely on the state to do so for us.

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Re: I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

Postby Hermetic Order » Thu 04 Jun, 2015 18:43

“He who deceives another deceives himself much more. Therefore know the Charlatans by their love of rich robes, ceremony, ritual, magical retirements, absurd conditions, and other stupidity, too numerous to relate. Their entire doctrine a boastful display, a cowardice hungering for notoriety; their standard everything unnecessary, their certain failure assured. Hence it is that those with some natural ability quickly lose it by their teaching. They can only dogmatise, implant and multiply that which is entirely superficial. Were I a teacher I should not act as master, as knowing more, the pupil could lay no claim to discipleship. Assimilating slowly, he would not be conscious of his learning, he would not repeat the vital mistake; without fear he would accomplish with ease. The only teaching possible is to show a man how to learn from his own wisdom, and to utilise his ignorance and mistakes. Not by obscuring his vision and intention by righteousness. ”

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Re: I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

Postby Hermetic Order » Thu 04 Jun, 2015 18:48

“Faith is denial, or the metaphor Idiotcy, hence it always fails. To make their bondage more secure Governments force religion down the throats of their slaves, and it always succeeds; those who escape it are but few, therefore their honour is the greater. When faith perishes, the "Self" shall come into its own.”

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Re: I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

Postby Baylor » Sat 06 Jun, 2015 00:10

Baal all you did was post a bunch of verses and then say that they mean what you want them to mean. That's how a lot of secular people approach the Bible reading, and they are unable to comprehend it because they have an irrational closed-mindedness.

If you actually wanted a serious discussion of biblical economics, then we could use Got Questions as a starting point.

I think Baal has revealed himself to be some kind of ex-closeted, self-loathing radical leftist. not looking good bro.

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Re: I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

Postby Overlord Baal » Mon 08 Jun, 2015 14:17

Apologies for the late reply. Normally for the Prince's birthday I would round up 3,000 slaves and slow roast them as part of the celebrations, but since I've gone all liberal I had to sort out a bouncey castle and with thirteen inch razor sharp claws I had some trouble with it. Apparently three years olds actually enjoy bouncing more than the last screams of men and women and the smell of burning flesh. Weird.


Let's start with Balor's very lightweight and predictable reply.
Baal all you did was post a bunch of verses and then say that they mean what you want them to mean. That's how a lot of secular people approach the Bible reading, and they are unable to comprehend it because they have an irrational closed-mindedness.

If you actually wanted a serious discussion of biblical economics, then we could use Got Questions as a starting point.
That article is one of the worst I've seen yet. Using a passage about man's dominion over nature to justify private property rights and free market capitalism is quite a leap and there is no work what so ever to bridge the gap. Any article which doesn't reflect on two biblical principles, that of stewardship and that of Jubilee, nor reference Jesus' words 'no man can servce two masters, he hates one and loves the other. No man can serve both God and money' in any way isn't a very good article to begin anything with.
I think Baal has revealed himself to be some kind of ex-closeted, self-loathing radical leftist. not looking good bro.
I don't know what ex-closested means, I am not self-loathing and I am a radical leftist Christian. Looking very fine to me, bro.



And on to Wlrein's much more thought out and logical message:
This was all voluntary giving, out of changed and renewed hearts. It does not in any way support state seizure and control of wealth, i.e. socialism.
That is the model for Christian communities. My emprie is undergoing forced conversion and that is how I will model my empire. I'm not entirely sure there's a distincion between state and community. The Kingdom of God is at hand and is coming. Society will be modelled on God's ideals. If that is a free-sharing commune then so be it. We are not here just to set up little churches of parellel existance but to radically and dynamically change the world and Novaverse.
No, not states. People groups. Ethnoi. Jesus said this when the dominant state was multi-national, even without knowledge of the Greek it should be obvious he was not referring to states. Nor are they being judged as nations, only gathered together nation by nation to face judgment: the entire world, not just the Jewish people.
You are correct here since the concept of nation states didn't really occur until 1588 (ish). Until then people were 'of the people of... x' Example: Alfreid, king of the Angles, ratherthan King of Anglia. I will conceed that the idea of state is a 16th century invention. However, my basic premise remains: nations, or people, will be judged by how they treat their worst off. It's still a society / community based judgement rather than an individualist judgement model that you were proposing.
Gleaning isn't state-backed. And it's certainly not state-controlled. Legally required, yes, but it's still the farmer's responsibility to follow the law as he sees fit: liberally, or stingily, or not at all.
The codes laid down in the old testament aren't a personal code for people to follow. They were the god-given national laws that society was governed by. There was no king, rather a series of courts running the country. These courts directly interpreted the laws. Again there is no distinction here betwene people, community, state(?), nation. To be the people of God was to follow his laws and to be Jewish.
The point of this parable is that the master (God) can do as he pleases with his money (His rewards to believers, esp. the Holy Spirit) so long as he keeps to his prior word, not that the workers deserve to be paid equally nor even a "living wage". If anything this is in support of property rights and against a third party mucking about in things.
There can be many multiple meanings in a parable. Given what Jesus also says about money (A man can not serve both God and money; the love of money is a root of all evil; it is harder for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle; sell all your possessions and follow me) it fits very nicely. Not sure where you get third party property rights from.
The entire financial industry founded on usury is sinful, aye, but Socialists don't really seem to care about that very much, do they? Why would they, when the financiers are some of their strongest backers?
The socialists I know (and include myself) hate the current monetary system and outrightly want to reject it. I'm in no way defending financial systems. Perhaps your critique is more of 'left of capital' social-democrats in America who are essentially anti neoliberal capitalists who want to increase government spending. I want to see a massive change to how we trade and do business, founding the country on sustainable growth rather than burning fossil fuels to prop up dodgy balance sheets. I want to stop private banks creating money and interest and thus sucking up wealth to the richest 10%. I want to see environmental policies at the heart of all government decisions. And I want to see every citizen in the world receive a universal basic income paid for from consuption and corporation tax. To be honest I don't really know what you mean, perhaps you'll expand upon this.
As far as our treatment of others goes, the entire point of the OT law (which has never applied directly to Gentile Christians, though it is instructive) and the New Testament, is that we should love our neighbours as we love ourselves, voluntarily. NOT that we should rely on the state to do so for us.
I agree we should follow the Great Commandment. I'm not sure what it's direct relevent is for determining a socio-economic structure for us to live in is, other than to say we should structure our society so that the most vulnerable are looked after. I'm pretty sure Jesus didn't add the words 'voluntarily' after, it would seem to be somewhat demeaning to a multitude of sociey changers and movers from Marx to Wesley to St Francis to Mother Teresa to suggest they had nothing to say to society or government.

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Re: I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

Postby Yertle » Sun 14 Jun, 2015 06:45

So many words. So little to say.

Succinct - :marked by compact precise expression without wasted words

Wasted Words - :wears flashing neon sign on head that says, I have no post secondary education.

Must be frustrating for you surrounded by all those people that fail to recognize your genius.

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Re: I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

Postby Overlord Baal » Mon 15 Jun, 2015 09:39

Yertle wrote:So many words. So little to say.

Succinct - :marked by compact precise expression without wasted words

Wasted Words - :wears flashing neon sign on head that says, I have no post secondary education.

Must be frustrating for you surrounded by all those people that fail to recognize your genius.
It looks like someone is feeling a bit left out . Don't worry, Yertle, you can read and listen and maybe you'll be able to fill that empty rotting sponge you call a brain, I'll even give you a special hat to wear. Even without secondary education you should be able to keep up a little bit.

I had hoped for something interesting from Balor but instead all I get is fan-boy e-tears via PM. Like most people who pretend to be clever, when those with intelligence start debating, he starts throwing out what he thinks are insults. But 'you sim DS beause you like sim DS' is neither pithy nor cutting, just tautologous drivel. This is why many of us believe that Yerle and Balor share the same schizophrenic, unstable mind; two sides to the same worthless, rusting coin.

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Re: I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

Postby Yertle » Tue 16 Jun, 2015 05:40

WHAT??

Can someone interpret what OLB was thinking he was trying to say plz?

Because he failed miserably at his attempt.

I do find it funny that he mentions schizophrenia in that post of apparent loose associations.

OLB is just one Freudian slip after another.

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Re: I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

Postby Overlord Baal » Tue 16 Jun, 2015 08:18

The only failure here was when your mother tried to abort you but although your brain was crushed, your body drew on her multiple fat reserves and kept living. Not sure what what was so difficult to understand. Stop pleasuring male horses for a few minutes and read a book; you'll have a slightly lower overall calorie intake but you may become educated enough to keep up with the adults here.

Still waiting for Balor to post something sensible other than fanboy e-tears to me.

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Re: I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

Postby Baylor » Thu 18 Jun, 2015 18:17

I think you missed the point of my initial effort at friendship evangelism. Was it worth it? Well, I received a very compelling demonstration of why some people are hopeless and beyond talking to. I don't think you're capable of realizing how crude your style is. You present as if a 13 year old male who cracks jokes about body sounds, and doesn't shower.

It's obvious that you have a very high opinion of yourself, and a very lofty self-image. I think you are the only person who shares in that, and everyone else sees you as what you are: a desperate troll who is also lonely.

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Re: I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

Postby Overlord Baal » Thu 18 Jun, 2015 20:01

Balor I was hopeing for something a little better. That's left me feeling a little disappointed. What a feeble effort.
Balor wrote:I think you missed the point of my initial effort at friendship evangelism. Was it worth it? Well, I received a very compelling demonstration of why some people are hopeless and beyond talking to. I don't think you're capable of realizing how crude your style is. You present as if a 13 year old male who cracks jokes about body sounds, and doesn't shower.
Is that your defence of hard-right conservatism? I see it's got slightly more sophisticated and has come on leaps and bounds since the last hard-right sect member I slew in debate! I'm not sure I really want to be your friend, I mean, based on what happened to Legio (backstab) and BoW (backstab) I've got a funny feeling about being offered the galactic olive branch of friendship by you. Are you after my liberal death stars?
Balor wrote:It's obvious that you have a very high opinion of yourself, and a very lofty self-image. I think you are the only person who shares in that, and everyone else sees you as what you are: a desperate troll who is also lonely.
Very lonely, all my friends died thirty million years ago. Being an ever-living necron in a universe of fleshy things that die and rot after just seventy odd years is a very lonely experience indeed. Thank you for your concern.

Insults aside, what did you think of the Pope's teaching today on climate change? I was very impressed by the strong moral challenge presented on looking after the planet and climate, and the lack of spiritual connections between been the cycle of nature and the pace of monsterous capitalism and consumerism. It struck me that this Pope is absolutely spot on the big moral issues like the ecomony, social justce and climate change.

Bests,

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Re: I heard that Alliance morale is quite great

Postby Luftwaffe » Sun 28 Jun, 2015 05:39

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