Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Friday, September 2nd. Audio included below.
I’m a Christian. Which, by definition, means I’m a sinner, flawed, and in need of God’s forgiveness and grace. That’s the cornerstone of my faith and belief system. I don’t hide my faith, but God knows [literally], I frequently fail at living up to its precepts. Even when I’m trying to walk the walk, I often stumble.
One thing I know about my faith is that it isn’t convenient. It both anchors me and lifts me up. It gives me hope and reason. But it is not easy and I wrestle with it. Often, it forces me to reckon with uncomfortable truths.
So, of all the potential arguments in support of student loan forgiveness, the one I find least persuasive is the one which involves those who generally scoff at Christianity and find the concept of applying Biblical principles to modern-day life laughable — if not downright offensive – trotting out the notion that the government robbing Peter to pay Paul is somehow Biblically supported.
“Christians should support student loan debt forgiveness because of the year of jubilee in the Old Testament!”
1) Oh, so the Bible *is* our basis for laws now? Cool
2) Student loan debt isn’t being forgiven. It’s being transferred from PhDs to plumbers
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) August 25, 2022
I’m sorry, but no – you don’t get to deny Christ 90 percent of the time and then bust him out like a pop-up tent revival when you think it’s convenient to bolster your virtue-signaling vote grab. It’s hypocritical for believers to do it and it’s utter hogwash when belief antagonists do.