Does God Hate Health Care? How About Public Schools? Or Bridges?
religiondispatches.org — Last summer, faith leaders gathered in the capitol to form a Circle of Protection around the nation’s poor and vulnerable, made more vulnerable even by deficit-triggered cuts to social programs. But aside from this focus on the poor and vulnerable, we have yet to see religious arguments widely mobilized in defense of government itself. The only religious arguments one hears about the state these days come from conservative groups who depict government as an enemy of religious freedom.But I wonder where in the scriptures God comes out against the federally-funded building of bridges, or dams, or highways, or state-funded public schools, or even health care. I wonder where God says it’s wrong for people who share the same borders to pool their resources to blunt the human costs of structural economic adjustments. Where is this taught?