I once heard a Christian leader say that one of the reasons for reading the Bible is it speaks to us from a different time and a different culture. Stripping out time and place, including the vanity of moderns about themselves and their assumed superiority over previous generations, can lead us to truths that are universal. That’s why I am fascinated by this Parable in the Gospel of Matthew.
Could this parable be illustrating a truth that is in short supply today? Could it be suggesting that people should be expected to make decisions about their lives, including economic decisions, and be expected to live with the consequences? Could it be telling us that a big part of being human is to make choices and to live with the consequences? Could it even be that we need no Nanny-State to watch over our behaviour and to protect us, in our own best interests, from the consequences of our own actions?
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A comment on the article by a reader:
Mick Davis replied to john
Sat 14 Aug 10 (08:12am)
Well if people are dumb enough to vote labour knowing that they cant deliver on promise, knife their PMs in midnight attacks, blow budgets and borrow madly, cant deliver surplus budgets, porkbarrel like someone possessed, are run by union hacks, have a treasurer of no skills, and have an extreme socialist agenda …. then perhaps they deserve what they get.
Take Swann. When Gillards vote gave us Latham, where was Swanny? Not good enough so we got Latham. When Lathams vote gave us Rudd, where was Swanny? Not good enough so we got a dill Rudd, where was Tanner, where was Fawkner… not good enough.
So with no-one good enough we got unknowns, thugs and union hacks.
You want party with so much hate and dysfunction to take control of the wheels of power, then vote for this incompetent bunch of unskilled union run dills and wait for the next recession, the one we have to avoid but will drive straight into blidnly and broke.