For All The “Christians” Who Are Pro-Capitalist


For it will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them; and he made five talents more. So also, he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, “Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.” And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, “Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.” He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, “Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not winnow; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.” But his master answered him, “You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I have not winnowed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.” (Matthew 25: 14– 30)

In Luke 19: 11– 27 the “Master” is travelling to “a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom” the men are not servants but slaves; the parable concludes: “But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be their king, bring them here and slaughter them in front of me!”

Combined with “It is far easier for a camel to pass through the eye of the needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”  you have a radically anti-capitalist deity.  The hero of the parable is the servant who withdraws capital from circulation – the worst crime to a capitalist.  The “Master” is a cruel man, he also ‘reaps where he does not sow’, something forbidden in numerous other biblical verses.  A situation where to those that have “will be given more”, and from the have-nots ‘even what they have will be taken away’ is virulently anti-Christian, but also intrinsically capitalist. 

So those pro-capitalists who consider themselves “Christian” might want to find another religion, since the deity they profess to believe in doesn’t appear to appreciate them very much.

 

 

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One thought on “For All The “Christians” Who Are Pro-Capitalist

  1. I literally just wrote a piece along the same lines. Capitalism and Christianity just do not jive. It is plain throughout scripture yet so many who profess to be followers of Christ conveniently over look that.

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