Monday, January 28, 2013

If it didn't sound like English, I'd swear he was talking in tongues!

Just to show that the christian religion doesn't have a patent on the crazy, I give you Rabbi Daniel Lapin - the rabbit (yes, his name means "rabbit" in French, but he's a rabbi) who averred a while back that retirement is unbiblical. (Yes, he really did.)

This time, he descends into another version of crazy, wherein now, you selfish folks who refuse to have children are also being unsocial, because you should have kids to support society in its old age!  You know, the old age wherein you aren't supposed to retire... but are saving through investments to support yourself without having kids, - but hold on!  Your retirement will be funded by my kids, who are your investment company's customers or something.  So you not having kids is unfair or something, mumble, mumble...

See if you can figure it out, I think he's speaking in tongues.

Green: If you are in a society and culture that has that connection and that places a high value on religion and affiliation there and you get the better health that results, it looks like now, the way that America is going with socialized medicine, those states that are like that are going to end up footing the bill for the states that choose the other path, which is less connection and less affiliation with religion and those things because they are going to have a higher health bill. But now, with socialized medicine, we’ll pay for it. 
Lapin: Oh, absolutely. And by the way, that is also true of Social Security. It’s all very well people choose not to have children; not only do they pay a health penalty for that but the truth is that your children and mine are going to have to pay for them. People say “it’s not true, I have my investments to take care of me, I don’t need children.” Well, that may be true, however your investments depend on a growing market of customers because your investments are in company and what characterizes a profitable company is that it has customers; it’s customer are my children. 
Green: Yeah, that’s a good point, I hadn’t even thought about that. If you don’t have children, first of all, they are not contributing to the overall marketplace but also the tax base and everything else. 
Lapin: That is exactly right. So I really do think that a claim of anti-social behavior can be lodged at the door of people who choose not to have children.


Ed Haines said...

I really think you need to stop reading the garbage these so called religious leaders put out. It pollutes the airways and pollutes the minds of those exposed to it. These people are so filled with hatred of humans, that they can only continue to spew forth garbage.

Robert Ahrens said...

I'm just trying to be fair, Ed. I don't want people to think that I think only some christians are nuts. Besides, this stuff is hilarious!

You just can't possibly make this stuff up. Come on, real, adult people saying this stuff? Comedy gold.

Ed Haines said...

Well, I will give you the inanity of their thinking. I find it more sad than hilarious but we all have different senses of funny. I am tending to spend less time reading stuff from overtly professed Christians these days, at least as it pertains to thoughts on morality and ethics.