According to Christian financial guru Dave Ramsey, Christians that own mansions aren’t hypocrites because they’re just “managing the wealth for God.”
God needs wealth why? You’d figure that an entity capable of creating an entire universe ex nihilo long surpassed a need for money and property.
Ramsey caught flack recently after a website, Bible Money Matters, highlighted his 13,000-square-foot, $10 million home, and many readers attacked the political and religious hack for flaunting his wealth, rather than following the Bible.
Ramsey took to the airwaves on Thursday’s edition of Paste Eating Time with Steve Doocy and Company, syndicated nationwide under the name Fox and Friends, blaming “liberals” for waging a “war on success:”
The left fringe has a real agenda, and the agenda is to give the government more power and the government more control. And in order to do that, they are spreading three really huge myths out there, that wealth is evil, that the little man is trapped and can’t get ahead. And of course, they are continuing to spread this wealth inequality message, which has also got faulty logic to it because if you work harder, you should make more
There’s nothing more irritating than watching some thankless rich ass nail himself to a cross on TV.
The really sad thing here is that he’s fighting a strawman and he’s still losing.
Hasselbeck pointed out that people were (rightly) calling him a hypocrite, promoting Ramsey to lament about a “toxic version” of the left that’s gotten involved with Christianity:
There’s a toxic version of the left [that has] gotten involved in Christianity as well. It’s this idea that Christians can’t own anything or can’t manage anything.
In a claim that’s sure to destroy your irony meters, Ramsey accused liberal Christians of committing heresy by slamming him for owning a home that was “a small percentage” of his net worth.
Kilmeade, playing up his reputation as a phenomenal idiot, quipped that “Moses was rich, I believe” and that “I haven’t seen his account. But that’s according to people that were there. And he was a pretty popular guy that we look up to.”
Unless I’m mistaken, Moses was adopted by the Pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire. God-Kings leading massive empires tend to be rather rich. And that wealth lasted until God visited all sorts of abuse on the nation of Egypt, because that story paints God as a sadistic monster no matter how you read it.
Ramsey concluded, saying that:
There’s a whole movement within the wealth inequality thing that destroys a person’s life work. All we have to do is talk about it out loud logically and not let this left wing fringe take control of the conversation, which is a blogger in his mom’s basement with $150 highlights in his hair.
This is what an ad hominem looks like. How is tangentially related to the point that he has $150 highlights and “lives in his mom’s basement?” It’s not. But Ramsey has no other criticism, so he might as well.