27 July 2009

The first epistle of Apostle Milton to the Suckers

Yes, we are near the blessed end of the Sarah Palin era in American politics, but one more before we go.
She also attacked Hollywood, which enlists "delicate, tiny, very talented celebrity starlets" in their "anti-Second Amendment causes," against which "patriots will protect our individual guaranteed right to bear arms." She warned against "enslavement to big central government," because "it can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise," which comes instead from "God's grace helping those who help themselves."
I am curious as to where this theological tradition comes from. It seems to have become part of the canon of Free Market Christianity. Apparently, when John the Baptist said "The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same," he forgot to add "but only when he is satisfied that the man with none has worked hard enough to earn one."