A SocialGalactician observes how the pattern applies to the Christian view of debt to the modern debt-based economy.
The law said you weren’t to charge interest to your fellow countrymen, only to strangers. You weren’t to enslave your fellow countrymen (same thing as getting them into debt), only strangers. We now have the worst of both worlds, where our own political class are working to endebt us (enslave us) all – to foreigners.
This is a good illustration of evil’s primary tell: inversion.
Evil always inverts.
Inversion is the stink of sulfur that tells you wickedness is at work. Inversion is precisely what the Prophet Isaiah warned of in Isaiah 5:20. When you see inversion justified or rationalized – the conservative case for feminism, the Christian case for immigration, the polite case for using selected pronouns – then you have a reliable indicator of both which side of the line you should stand as well as the people you should never trust.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!