Posts Tagged: Year of Jubilee

The Dark History of American Capitalism and How the Bible Applies

… [The following article is an excerpt from the book, Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason] No system is better than corporate capitalism at creating incredibly wealthy individuals. This should come as no surprise. A system that maximizes financial rewards for success while minimizing financial losses from failure can’t help but broaden the gap between the… Read more »

Republican Tax Lie #4: “Reducing investment taxes is beneficial”

[The following excerpt is from my book, “Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason.”] Capital Gains Taxes I’ve heard some Christian Republicans say it’s morally wrong to tax capital gains, as if it doesn’t count as income. This is nonsense. Let’s say you buy a restaurant for a million dollars. You own it for five years and… Read more »

How God REQUIRED national wealth redistribution rather than making sharing with the poor optional

… [The following excerpt is from my book, “Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason.”] Biblical Taxation – Was it Optional? When I share these passages with Tea Party Christians, they all tend to give me the same response. They say God’s tithes and taxes were optional, that it was up to the individuals to give out… Read more »

The Biblical Case for Progressive Taxation

… [The following excerpt is  from my book, “Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason.”]   Does a Secular Government Have the Right to force Wealth Redistribution? Since we Christians tend to bury our heads in the New Testament and neglect the Old Testament, we ignore God’s design for the nation of Israel and build our entire… Read more »