Originally Posted by 5CheeseLasagna
Were you physically harmed during this transaction? If not, then I don't see anything wrong. It's just money. Did you come into this world with money in your hands or something?
And I think that goes without saying that Corporations "don't believe in Jesus". Dude, with as corrupt as 99% of businesses are, it's absolutely clear that they hate God, or rather, they don't believe there is any sort of Creator.
That's about as silly as saying "WATER IS WET!!!"
My physical well-being is a direct function of money, so while I was not physically harmed during the interaction, the taking of money from me does harm me. In a court of law, such an action (money taking) is the basis of a tort damages law suit as much as direct physical harm. That is why if you, as a non-Christian company, poison a town with industrial waste, the town's recourse from physical harm is monetary. Our Judeo-Christian derived legal system sees a high degree of interchangeability between money and harm.
It is not "just" money, as any poverty stricken bloke will tell you, especially if he's got children.
My point with the corporation is this: an honest, Christian woman did me monetary harm at the behest of her company; render unto Caesar what is his, eh? This is the feature of our modern age, for those who study their scripture: Wal-Mart is our Caesar. Rome is the mall. And if Caesar sends you a video card, then it was Caesar's to give, as it was Caesar's would take. If you don't get that, I'd rather PM about it.
This is what is often misunderstood about Nietzsche. When Nietzsche said, "God is dead" in the Genealogy of Morals, he did not mean god was literally dead. Nietzsche was a devout Christian in his youth, and prized the categorical imperative above all else, as 5Cheese does. He wrote "God is dead" when he saw that the majority of Christians around him did NOT obey god, and took restocking fees that were morally incorrect, or whatever it was. People saying they were Christian, taking all the protection of Christ, but sinning offensively, living without him in their actions. Wal-Mart does the same thing: they offer a distinctly Christian culture in their products and advertising, and yet they are totally without Christ in their actions and deeds, especially when it comes to MONEY.
What is Caesar's...