Foley misreads Bible
October 12, 2012 01:46 AM | 965 views | 7 7 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Kevin Foley’s Friday column “Romney, Ryan faith and ‘least of these’” quotes “Jesus as he left the 99 in the fold, to go find the ones who were lost, ignored, excluded, overlooked, abandoned, uncared-for” mixes apples and oranges. On the surface, this sounds great, but the “Good Book” admonishes us to “rightly divide the word of truth.” Therefore, if Mr. Foley and his Christian left will “rightly divide” the 99 and one scripture (Matthew 18:11-14), he will notice that it applies to the spiritually lost, not to the socially ignored, excluded, overlooked, abandoned, uncared-for” since they are covered in other scriptures.

One such scripture admonishes “that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all…”

I realize that the “Christian left” includes these in with the truly needy (because they vote?) but that only perpetuates their situation and continues to rob them of their dignity.

The 99 and one scripture is solely about saving the “spiritually lost” so that they may become “a new creation … old things have passed away, behold all things are become new.” Then they can be on the giving side which completely changes their “want to“ and restores their dignity. This is the “Good Book’s” way to improve society, one person at a time, instead of perpetuating the situation which is also “breaking the bank.”

Jim Storey
Marietta
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SG68
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October 15, 2012
Foley quoting the Bible?

That almost as ridiculous as Obama saying he supports the U.S. Constitution.
retiredteacher06
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October 13, 2012
We must acknowledge this: One such scripture admonishes “that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all…” Some are not working because they truly cannot secure a job...but many,many,many in our society have become leeches of a far too generous government and just plain prefer the government dole to a menial job. I have trouble being sympathetic to this mentality. We have generational non-workers who see no reason to work because the gov will give them housing, food and free cell phones. Charity will pick up what the gov doesn't supply. Why work? Further, there is another segment who believe that since unemployment pays as well as minimum wage, why would someone eligible go back to work until all benefits are exhausted? Then there are the worker bees paying for it all.

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Kevin Foley
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October 16, 2012
Retired Teacher - "Many, many, many in our soiety who have become leeches" - This is the sort of screwy non-fact so many far right wingers latch on to because they can't or won't take the time to get their facts straight or, as I suggested in my recent column, it simply affirms their own prejudices about "those people."

Evidently you're a teacher. I assume you had your students conduct research so here's YOUR homework assignment: Investigate who those 47% Romney doesn't worry about really are.
The very idea
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October 12, 2012
The very idea that some far left loon can quote the Bible to justify his intentions is funny at best, blasphemous at worst. People need to realize that the best way to deal with them is to ignore them. They contribute very little to society since they are mainly concerned with the "talking points". If we are to be lectured, would prefer Mr. Storey with his strong Biblical background to a lefty.
Kevin Foley
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October 12, 2012
Mr. Storey, As Sister Simone said, the far right looks for all sorts of ways to justify ignoring the least of these. It's very sad and hypocritical, especially for people like Romney and Ryan.
Too funny
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October 12, 2012
Welcome folks to the high sounding world of biblical hermeneutics - otherwise known as cherry picking or "reading in" to suit your bias.
john coates
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October 15, 2012
if you dont work,you dont eat.but you can get food stamps,get public assistance.free med cair if you are a drunk or drug addict.ssi will pay you 600 a month,for alcohol abuse.and you can get millions from the feds to start a busines as long as you are a refuge from a war torn country.let a vet ask for public assistance.their told they do not meet therequirments.
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