Dear rich bastards, what part of “Camel through the eye of a needle” do you not understand?

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Yes, I am saying it. It needs to be said.

23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 10

Dear BP CEO Tony Hayward, as you ride your Yacht named Bob after receiving your apology from a Texas oil Republican for the inconvenience of being implicated in the deaths of 11 human beings and the worst environmental disaster in US history, I would like to remind you that when Jesus comes back he is going to be VERY, VERY PISSED OFF.

More ranting below the fold

After struggling for so long, I need to vent, and I dare any right wing nutjobs who want to hatemail me to refute the words of Jesus on this one. Isn’t denying the words of Jesus a sin?

So, Dear Wall St Banksters. Dear super wealthy human beings who have more wealth than they will ever need in a time of hunger and suffering for so, so many. Dear wealthy politicians who fight for Corporate power and the very, very rich ONLY (and we know who you are), I send this message to you on behalf of the meek who shall inherit the earth.

25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 10

Dear rich bastards; Congratulations! You have successfully rolled back FDR’s new deal after the first great depression, and now the second Conservative free market economic disaster is upon us, but gee, doesn’t those earthly riches feel good? The middle class is DEAD. Killed by too many Too Big To Fail big businesses, and yet the rich want even more, they feel they are “Taxed Enough Already”, they want “Their” country back, and if you do not agree you are Hitler, or on the path to Hitler, or something. You have caused the suffering of millions because of your avarice and you still want more? Therefore, I will try to appeal to your inflated sense of piety and remind you of the words of Jesus of Nazareth when he said rich people are NOT going to heaven UNLESS . . .

Think fast, rich guy! This pop quiz is pretty important.

There are no robber-barons in this new re-gilded age. There are just robber-banksters, and they will never have enough.

So to you, you loud mouth, fat cat pharisees of 2010, if you have any sense of morality at all, I will again direct you to the words of Jesus of Nazareth, because you are out of control, you are causing the suffering of your fellow man, and the sin of greed is strong upon you. Therefore, I ask you to read the words of the greatest man to ever walk the earth.

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

I ask you this, what part of “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” do you not understand?

I am not saying that the rich bastards whose greed is a cause of mankind’s suffering are going to hell, Jesus did. I just blogged about it.

Note: And for those who are curious, I am not Christian, but I find it to be the height of arrogance that those who profess to be “holier than thou” happened to overlook this one, little catch about the whole getting into the kingdom of heaven thing. If it is any consolation, should my soul find it’s way to the same level of afterlife that those “Camels through the eye of a needle” end up in, I will find it my everlasting joy to remind them that all of their ill gotten wealth did not avail them a bit, and that the fires of damnation do not have a VIP section, but if it did, they would be first in line.

Dear rich bastards, if Kenny ends up in hell, what chance do you think you have?

Peace and love to all, even the rich bastards on their way to the inferno.

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Crossposted at The Progressive


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  1. Thanks MoT!

    Will vote for you!

  2. on his boat, after seeing what’s out there.  

    Hayward? Still boating-6000 miles away.  

  3. GAH again, Ive been telling a few people about this book Ive just delved into (not finished yet) and so now I have to add you to the list of folks I think should read it too. lol. P.S. I bought it for five bucks at the used bookstore.

    The Hidden Teachings of Jesus: The Political Meaning of the Kingdom of God by LANCE DEHAVEN-SMITH.

    Really interesting take on a ton of stuff. He does go into some of the history and talks about how “organized Christianity” pretty much fucked it up almost from Day One (if you count Day One as ??? the Resurrection I guess), esp Peter.

    And he touches on some stuff from the Other Gospels…. but all this isnt really his main thrust even.

    He certainly has some interesting things to say. So far, 99% spot on, for me. Its a complete re-frame of, well, everything…lol.

    Im dying to blawg about it but Im off to Florida tomorrow so I just dont have time. Perhaps God has a reason for that inconvenient timing. LOL. Or maybe I should actually finish the book first. heh.

  4. This is capitalism, and as the old man in the British Museum pointed out, in capitalism, “Accumulate, accumulate, that is Moses and the prophets!”

  5. A rich bastard I know once told me when I confronted him with those lines of scripture that he would repent on his death bed and therefore be saved.

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