Originally Posted by tiptap
1. Source of religious thought on subject. (you can lecture me when you sell all that you have and give to the poor and follow Him)
2. God ordered those blood sacrifices. Jesus was mad because the focus was on making money instead of prayer and supplication to God.
3. It is a clear delineation by Jesus that his religion was not making money. Not that that is wrong. It just doesn't get the label of being a religious, God focused activity.
4. The boss/owner does not get to dictate his particular religious beliefs in the market place of commerce. He does get to witness his religious beliefs but not mandate them.
This is just bizarre, absolutely idiotic stuff. You're using the Bible to make court law precedent? Absolutely strange. Especially the really weird way that you're applying it. I reject it all out of hand. There is zero merit to any of it in the context of this discussion.
A Christian, even when at work, is still a Christian. Owning a business does not mean that the government can mandate you to do something against your religious beliefs. Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. If you make a law requiring me to do something I believe crosses a religious line, you've nullified the first amendment. It no longer exists. If the first amendment no longer exists, America doesn't exist. I don't think people really understand the tinderbox that is being so flippantly played with here.
That this is even a discussion shows how anti-intellectual and anti-philosophical leftists have become. To sit here with a straight face and tell the world that Christian business owners have a moral obligation to provide contraception for ANYONE just shows how deep in the outhouse the ideological left is scraping.
Even more stunning are the people arguing in favor of this fecal-ruby that is trying to be passed off as a precious gem. I'm ashamed for our country when I read smart people trying to justify this.