Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Christian's Confusion | Health Care as Church Persecution?

And now for one of the most confusing comments of today's Supreme Court ruling:

Most of y'all know how much the WUW? office is entertained by Facebook posts after some major political announcement, but this one is as much confusing as it is entertaining. A friend posted how "freedom" (which we know is an empty political term) is now in jeopardy because of a "mandate" (which is quickly becoming an empty word) for those who earn more than 133% of the poverty threshold has been upheld as constitutional and punishable in the form of a tax. But what is confusing is that this mandate is an attempt to reduce the overall cost of health care by requiring those that can afford to, to carry the minimum amount of health insurance, and the friend that posted this status is a devout Christian. 

Correct us if we are incorrect, but didn't Jesus command his followers to care for the sick and needy? Isn't that the goal of this bill... to create a system, within the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, that provides basic health care for all of its citizens? 

Which leads to the most important question, how the fuck is a law that is actually close to the tenants of biblical Christianity a form of church persecution? And if it is, how in the world would a church that believes that its adherents should care for the sick and needy going to thrive for opposing an official law that upholds its principles?

Oh, I'm sorry, I thought that we should be thinking about new ways to make the world a better place. But then again if you believe that this world is going to "burn" eventually and you will be safe floating in the clouds of heaven with your maker, then why in the hell would you care about what happens to people in the prequel to heaven.

Persecuting the church for not adhering to the commandments of Jesus,

By the way... If you would actually like to read the Supreme Court's ruling on this subject instead of being a mouth piece for the religious right feel free to click here.


Anonymous said...

Wow. What a gross misconstruing of what I believe. What Up Wally is an authority on the Catholic Church? Then I guess you know that the Catholic Church is the single largest charitable organization in the world; that we follow Christ's teaching on helping the poor, sick, needy every single day. The Church would love to have healthcare for everyone and has worked for that for years, but it can't come at the violation of the rights of another person. Learn what the Church teaches and why before you make such ridiculous statements. Don't assume you know based on your experience in Protestant Christianity. - Sar

TRW said...


I am a Christian, Biblical Scholar, Constitutional Scholar, and doctor and you have offended me in all areas of my life! I don't know why I'm offended, and clearly don't understand what the new healthcare law states but because it was issued by a LIBERAL (read: pagan) administration, I refuse to accept it!