Progressive Theology in the New York Times: The State is Jesus

An attack on conservative ideology reveals that the state works miracles according to the theology of progressives.

Nicholas Kristof attacked Paul Ryan in his New York Times column yesterday and, in so doing, exposed the role of the state in his political theology. It starts this way:

A woman who had been bleeding for 12 years came up behind Jesus and touched his clothes in hope of a cure. Jesus turned to her and said: “Fear not. Because of your faith, you are now healed.”

Then spoke Pious Paul of Ryan: “But teacher, is that wise? When you cure her, she learns dependency. Then the poor won’t take care of themselves, knowing that you’ll always bail them out! You must teach them personal responsibility!”

First of all, I think Kristof is giving Paul Ryan too much credit. The champion of Obamacare Lite doesn’t match up with the Ryan of his…



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