lsayre wrote:A further contention of mine is that if we were freed of all parasites we would have the economic surplus with which to return to one worker families and have more children. We would also have the wherewithal to be more charitable.
A look at the Old Testament brings us to a time when Israel only had Judges (necessary to arbitrate disputes), but their neighbors all had Kings. Israel begged God for a King (despite Gods plan and superior knowledge) but he eventually gave Israel what they wanted, and they suffered for it dearly ever after. Is it really God's plan that we have nation states ruled over by strongly centralized authority governments?
And God also said:
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Mk. 4.24
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6 ¶ Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.