Elizabeth Bear, Range of Ghosts
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
True compassion is more than flinging coins to a beggar…it comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.
Despite right wingers’ certainty that Jesus is down with letting poor people starve, the Bible is not so sure about that. Had they actually read one, they would know this. After all, should one not understand that which he is shoving down another’s throat?
Let’s see how God feels about these moochers.
Deut. 15:7:If there is a poor man among you, one of your brothers, in any of the towns of the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand to your poor brother; but you shall freely open your hand to him, and generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.
Lev. 19:19Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the needy and for the stranger.
1 John 3:17But if someone who is supposed to be a Christian has money enough to live well, and sees a brother in need, and won’t help him–how can God’s love be within him?
Prov. 14:31Anyone who oppresses the poor is insulting God who made them. To help the poor is to honor God. Prov. 21:13 He who shuts his ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in his own time of need.
Luke 3:11“If you have two coats,” he replied, “give one to the poor. If you have extra food, give it away to those who are hungry.”
2 Cor. 9:9It is as the Scriptures say: “The godly man gives generously to the poor. His good deeds will be an honor to him forever.”
Isa. 58:7I want you to share your food with the hungry and bring right into your own homes those who are helpless, poor, and destitute. Clothe those who are cold, and don’t hide from relatives who need your help
Luke 6:20-21Blessed are you who are poor, for yours in the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
Prov. 22:9He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.
Ezek. 22:29,31”The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice… Thus I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their way I have brought upon their heads,” declares the Lord GOD.
James 5:1-6Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. …Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and with you have withheld, cries out against you; and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.IF THEY WANT TO USE RELIGION, FORCE THEIR SCRIPTURES UPON THEM, MAKE ABIDE BY INDIVIDUALLY & AS A GROUP TO BE ORTHODOX TO THE BIBLE. NO MORE CHERRY PICKING.
Thomas Jefferson—another gorgeous white boy who would not have been interested in me. This was my problem in a nutshell. To get some play in Charlottesville, you had to be either a Martha Jefferson or a Sally Hemings.
Tina Fey (Bossypants) — on attending UVA (via theadamseffect)
reason # 109,901,823 why white feminists cannot be trusted
nice exclusions of slavery there, as if the Jefferson-Hemings “relationship” was some normative consensual relationship and not a relationship between predator and a 14 year old girl
a 14-year-old girl who was legally the man’s property, too
Noooo rape joke :((via fuckyeahfeminists)
Why does everyone say “house-wife” or “house-husband” when “House-spouse” is not only gender neutral, but also RHYMES?
the prof asks the important questions.
Wait, spouse rhymes with house? I always pronounced it ‘spooze’ in my head /o\ WHY IS YOUR LANGUAGE SO WEIRD, GODDAMMIT!!!
Because English beats up other languages in dark alleys, then rifles through their pockets for loose grammar and spare vocabulary.
^This entire exchange <3