Rush Limbaugh: Did Jesus believe in big government?

With Pope Francis making his first trip to the United States – and denouncing capitalism in his speeches – Limbaugh had a timely if sensitive question:

“Did Jesus tell people to give their money to whatever governing entity there was, or entities there were at the time, or did he preach charity as an individual thing? In other words, was Jesus a big-government charitable advocate? It seems to me that it might have been the opposite, that Jesus had some problems with governments. … These are just open-ended questions to which I’m asking if people have the answer .”

On the topic of Christianity, Limbaugh asked when President Obama was planning to apologize to the persecuted Christians his administration has failed to help around the world…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Considering the starling frequency that “tax collectors and sinners” are mentioned rather synonymously in the New Testament I think he was not a big fan of big government.
    However, we are living in a society that is unlike any envisioned at the time he walked on Earth, and so the answer is that no one knows.
    Can’t say he would have, can’t say he would not have.

    We can tell that he was not a big fan of benefits to people who didn’t work.
    2nd Thessalonians 3:10

  • Millie_Woods

    If Rush Limbaugh is asking stupid questions about Jesus and big government and whether Obama is going to apologize to people whom he doesn’t give a fuck about, we’re done!

  • Earl Wertheimer

    At every Jewish Holiday that I host, I read the following:

    1 Samuel 8 10-18

    10 Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king.”

    11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots.

    12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.

    13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.

    14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants.

    15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants.

    16 Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use.

    17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.

    18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the Lord will not answer you in that day

    It was true then and it’s still true today…