Yes, he did qualify what he said. He asked who’s picture is on a dinari (sp?).
True but that must have been meant as a metaphor.
You would not argue that you owe your taxes to Benjamin Franklin?
The Euro does not even have people on the bills, do I owe money to a bridge?
What is the supposed principle behind it and does it still apply today?
I don’t know, you seem very educated, enlighten me.
Hah! Frog licking induced rants, classic rj, classic.
Excuse me, the Christian theory of taxation cannot be:
“Render unto caesar…”
Case closed- Without ever specifying “what is Caesars?”. Or what if if there are no more Caesars?
See here for a more detailed discussion of catholic tax teachings:
You can download it for free.
I do not practice catholicism myself.
The point is that if you want the “Christian” answer to the question, it is written in front of you because Jesus was asked the exact question. He answered it pretty directly IMO.
If you are trying to lure people into a dogmatic debate, good luck.
However, the point of the story wasn’t about Christians or taxes, but a reflection on asking a loaded question to try and crap on someone’s beliefs. Maybe you should re-read it a couple of times for personal benefit.