January 19, 2010

The Good Samaritan and Welfare Statism

The following quote is from a post I came across the other day. I found it to be a fascinating analogy, but I'm curious for your thoughts. "Christ taught that one can not live by the sword - I'd add that one can not give by the sword. If the Good Samaritan had robbed the priest in order to take care of the man in need and pay for his lodging at the inn, he would have been the Bad Samaritan. If he had fancied himself charitable while doing so, he would have been the Hypocritical Samaritan."