God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Monday, June 20, 2011
The Rise of the Religious Left
Progressives haven't recently discovered religion. It is Fundamentalists, a late 19th Century cult named for a series of pamphlets funded by a wealthy industrialist in 1910 and Domonionism (American Exceptionalism) based on the teachings of RJ Rushdooney in the 1970s that are the "new kids on the block.
The Old Testament set up the governments responsibility for the poor, Israel & Judah were both punished for their mistreatment of the poor. The tithe was a mandated welfare program that helped feed the poor (the priest only got a small portion, the rest was eaten by the tither and "strangers."