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Leviticus 19:11-16

You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; and you shall not lie to one another. And you shall not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God: I am the Lord.

You shall not defraud your neighbor; you shall not steal; and you shall not keep for yourself the wages of a laborer until morning. You shall not revile the deaf or put a stumbling-block before the blind; you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

You shall not render an unjust judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbor. You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not profit by the bloodof your neighbor: I am the Lord.

  • aunursa

    You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; and you shall not lie to one another. And you shall not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God: I am the Lord.

    End of the world for Harold Camping’s Christian radio network

    At the start of 2007, Family Radio was worth $135 million, according to its tax returns, and by the end of 2011 its net assets had dropped to $29.2 million, even though Family Radio received $85.2 million in donations over that five-year period.

    … donations have dropped almost 70 percent since the Rapture prediction proved incorrect, leading to numerous layoffs of longtime Family Radio staff members. Those insiders say the nonprofit mishandled the sales of the stations, reaping far less than they were worth, and is on the hook for millions of dollars to devotees who have loaned them money over the years. Since the failed prediction, at least two letters have been sent to the California Attorney General’s Office requesting an investigation into the station sales and Family Radio’s handling of donations.

  • Lorehead

    I always think of that (and a few other choice verses) when a state, such as Arizona or Georgia, legalizes wage theft against Sooners.

  • Erp

    My university’s chapel reading today is from bit later in the same chapter

    33 “‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

    35 “‘Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. 36 Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt.

    37 “‘Keep all my decrees and all my laws and follow them. I am the Lord.’”

  • Dash1

    I’m not sorry to see it go. Classic “hoist with their own petard.”

    The article makes pretty clear that Camping was going seriously off the rails towards the end in a “the ministry shouldn’t outlast me” kind of way. (Not that the rails he had previously been on were going the right direction.) Big shot evangelist nobody dared argue with, I gather. Although I’d be curious to know what the board of directors, if they had one, was thinking. Or smoking.

  • http://stealingcommas.blogspot.com/ chris the cynic

    But The Gospel according to St. Bastard clearly states, “Unless your a corporation.”

  • Darkrose

    This is especially meaningful for me after this weekend, when some kid came into our house, took my wife’s purse and our keys, and stole my car. Fortunately nobody got hurt and the car’s fine, but I’m feeling mighty Old Testament towards the thief.

  • Dash1

    I’m sorry to hear about that. Even had no damage been done at all, the feeling of vulnerability is a major effect for most people. And I totally hear you about the desire to smite the culprit so he stays well and truly smote.


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