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Thread: Paul Ryan makes it on 2 Colbert Report segments in 1 night

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    The Catholic Bishops make a wonderful case for charity to help the poor, if you are a believer. What if you aren't a believer?

    And for believers, what is the case for using government spending instead of private charity for this purpose?
    "It just shows that we're changing the program," Petteway said. "Coach Miles and the guys we have on our staff and our players, we're changing the culture of Nebraska basketball, and this is just the beginning for us." - HuskerOnline.com 2-16-2014

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    After watching the second interview with Father Reese from Georgetown, who wrote the letter to Ryan critical of his respect for Ayn Rand (and the budget cuts), I'm even more perplexed. When Colbert reasonably points out that while it isn't in the Bible that Jesus called on government to redistribute wealth, Pope Benedict DID say that one of the roles of government is to redistribute wealth. While I can understand a Catholic perhaps being in favor of using government to redistribute wealth because he has been told by his hierarchical church that he should, why would this have any influence on non-Catholic Christians, or those who follow other faiths or are non-believers.
    "It just shows that we're changing the program," Petteway said. "Coach Miles and the guys we have on our staff and our players, we're changing the culture of Nebraska basketball, and this is just the beginning for us." - HuskerOnline.com 2-16-2014

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    Ok. Let me offer another starting point for discussion. If Christianity DOES call for government spending for the poor, and if it IS a concern for non-believers or other those of other faiths what Catholic theology says (or even if we pretend for the sake of argument that we are all Catholics), what is the theological foundation for HOW MUCH aid should be given to the poor? How should Paul Ryan's proposals be judged? If you say, these cuts are bad because Jesus said so, does that mean that you can never cut? Is some cut ok, say 2%, but some not, like 10% or 50%.

    Indeed, if Jesus's statements are useful in examining something as specific as a federal budget, shouldn't we encourage every rich person to give ALL their money to charity or the government? That seems to fit the calling of Christ the best. What would be the effect if they all did that?
    "It just shows that we're changing the program," Petteway said. "Coach Miles and the guys we have on our staff and our players, we're changing the culture of Nebraska basketball, and this is just the beginning for us." - HuskerOnline.com 2-16-2014


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