The wars against Afghanistan & Iraq where waged by a Christian US President, fighting for Christians against Islamic terror, yet in the US, the Christian sentiment is dead.
Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt.
In the US the 2008-2009 TARP bailout program was funded at $700 billion, although much of this has been paid back, the cost of the program will probably still be in the region of $30 billion.
But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt.
Despite these bailouts & a $75 billion dollar incentive program to get banks to renegotiate repayment plans on mortgages, banks refused to incur any losses & in 2009 a record 918 000 homes were repossessed, a 6.5% increase on the previous year. At the end of that year, more than 1 million homes where in the process of foreclosure.
When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place.
The Occupy movement has taken the US by storm, with people trying to get their elected government to protect the citizens it is sworn to protect from any foreign or domestic threat.
& many others.
Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt.
The US government has allowed banks to do as they please, repossessions continue.
The Obama Campaign in the 2009 US election collected a record $750 million dollars in campaign finance.
The US is no longer a democracy, it is a Dollarcracy, where those who have the money, matter, & those who don’t, don’t.
There is no 99%, just the 1%.
“In God we trust”
Note: in my post #occupyOccupy, I made fun of the movement, this is because it clearly is not working.
Matthew 18:23-34 (English Standard Version)