Before I comment, please explain to me.
How is Jesus throwing corrupt traders out of the temple equivalent to Occupy Wall Street?
Because Wall Street worships money with a religious zealotry.
Because Wall Street lobbies for corporations, not for you and me.
Because a corporations main purpose is profit and greed.
Not to produce the food and water we all need.
But we are each entitled to an opinion, you see.
Perhaps, comparing Occupy to Jesus is unfair.
Before I respond what does Occupy mean to you?
I don’t see the connection from my personal view.
To me, Occupy Wall Street is demanding accountability from our leaders.
To try and break the bond between government and its global corporate bleeders.
Who are drinking blood from a stone.
Who bet against bad loans knowing they would win.
Then bankrupt, they took the taxpayers money again.
Too big to fail.
Too big to go to jail.
Main Street became a ghost town with store fronts closed.
Citizens lost homes to banks who foreclosed.
So CEOs could have their multimillion dollar bonus cake and eat it too.
It is a clear comparison.
In his rejection, Jesus traveled to Jerusalem for Passover, where he expelled money traders from the Temple,
accusing them of turning into a den of thieves through their commercial deeds.
In the same reflection, Occupy works to remove the thieves from government in order to make our leaders
representative of the interests of the people, not the corporate steeple.
Point, set, match.
It’s perplexing that more Christians aren’t involved.
I am vexed.
Clear comparison? Are you kidding me? This ‘comparison’ is the farthest thing from that.
Y’all call it a ‘movement,’ I call it an ’embarrassment.’
To me, OWS is a silly activity full of spoiled, disorganized, uninformed people .
To me, they were either stoned, confused, or extremely unfocused.
UNFOCUS is the only thing shown us.
That being said, they have all the free will to complain.
The clarity was strong enough for you to respond several times.
If disorganized means WORLDWIDE within weeks, then we are a virus and contagious.
We are a mudslide, a tsunami and our momentum has patience.
Your perception of OWS as “drugged out hippies”
Where did you draw this conclusion from, huh?
Did you even go to your local Occupation… son?
You think you can front when Springtime comes?
If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”
– Stephen Colbert