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Jim Wallis Preaches ‘God Wants Socialism,’ Earns $200K-Plus Per Year

While berating the GOP with revisionist scripture, the Huffington Post writer has been cashing in.

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Patrick Poole

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October 16, 2013 - 12:25 pm
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Wallis might respond that he gives his six-figure salary away as charity. Who knows? He’s perfectly free to do that (with the sizeable write-off taken on his taxes), but if that’s the case his decision is made of his own free will — and not at the point of a socialist’s gun.

That’s the ugly reality of the socialism Jim Wallis believes God wants from you. And as the Sojourners’ IRS Form 990s show, selling socialism is good business.

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Patrick Poole is a national security and terrorism correspondent for PJMedia. Follow me on Twitter.

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Socialism is nothing but coveting thy neighbor's wealth.
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So this clown wants socialism. God wants socialism. Obama wants socialism. Pelosi and Reid want socialism. Too bad. They can't have it. It didn't work in the USSR. It didn't work in China. It didn't work for the hippie communes of the 60's which generally collapsed because too many people shirked their share of the work and smoked more than their share of the pot. It is destroying Europe. It only sort of works in Cuba because you can live in a shack and be fed by the sea in that climate for next to nothing.

As said a thousand times on this site, what these jokers really want is change and a chance to grab power and control. I'll know they are serious about socialism when they propose that their own salary cannot exceed the average of all their constituents and they agree to pass the baton of control to another comrade after three years of service and then take their place on the assembly line making the people's shoes.

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God definitely doesn't want socialism. It's absolutely no different from Communism or definitely not Atheism, and those are his enemies, not to mention the enemies of His followers.

Besides, if God wanted socialism or any of that, especially knowing his omnipotence he would have done something similar to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9TBx3ce7cE

For those of you wondering what that was about: In Final Fantasy VI (and BTW, major spoilers coming up), the main villain, Kefka, basically betrayed Emperor Gestahl and then moved the Warring Triad (the statues you briefly see in the video) out of alignment so he could "unleash true power." This the end of the world, as you could see from the video. Afterwards, the world is ruined, and Kefka, now a monotheistic God in the most absolute literal term there is (meaning, literally one, one facet, all of that), spends his time using a beam of energy called the Light of Judgment to smite people who resist him in some way. Keep in mind that Kefka is effectively that game's equivalent of The Joker from Batman, especially The Dark Knight incarnation, maybe at the very least the Emperor Joker version.

Anyways, I personally hated the Lazarus and the Rich Man story, even though Jesus preached it, because that story is frequently used by Socialists to preach that God must somehow wanted Socialism.
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Jim Wallis was touted as Obama's "spiritual advisor" a few years back, maybe after Barack was forced to throw Jeremiah (Bullfrog) Wright under the bus.

Whatever it was Wallis said/claimed at that time, I determined that he is a full blow, card carrying wacko.

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Socialism is a preparatory stage along the path to communism and tyranny. God wants freedom. That's why He rescued the Israelites from Egypt, and established His law among them. One of my favorite stories in the Bible is when Jesus uses miraculous powers to pay His taxes. Share that with the socialists.

"And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee. "
Matthew 17: 24-27 (KJV)
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The apostle Paul puts an end to the socialist nonsense here, and no government is involved:
"Those who are rich in the current eon be charging not to be haughty, nor yet to rely on the dubiousness of riches, but on God, who is tendering us all things richly for our enjoyment; to be doing good acts, to be rich in ideal acts, to be liberal contributors, treasuring up for themselves an ideal foundation for that which is impending, that they may get hold of life really" (I Timothy 6:17-19). Wallis should be preaching the word of God, not of Karl Marx. See atruergod dot com.
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If Mr. Wallis wants to try socialism--especially in a religious context--there is one successful version I can recommend. It has the benefit of being voluntary and has worked wonderfully for most of the past 2000 years. So Jim, join a monastery. Otherwise, leave me alone while you rake in your cash.
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And even that only works really well when surrounded by a sea of capitalism. Which is why you see monks and nuns selling everything to beer, coffee and soap and now caskets in Louisiana.
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Capitalism is nothing but a system for maximizing the forces of creation.
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LOL! Excellent takedown of the Sojourning Sanhedrin...nothing like a nice screen print to advertise the stench of hypocrisy of these leftist politicians operating under the thin veneer of religiosity.

I don't suppose Preacher Wallis is knowledgeable of the parables of talents, hey? Doesn't read like socialism to me.

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But of course! Jim merely wants what is best for us while retaining what is even better for himself. He has been embarrassing himself for years whenever he opens his mouth. Not sure why he hasn't run for a political office ~ he would be perfect for the job.
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Socialism is nothing but coveting thy neighbor's wealth.
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The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
~Winston Churchill



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What'd I read about gaining the world but losing your soul.An awful lot of people are treating that as some sort of cosmic joke. Please keep lightning bolt distance away.
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