"Embezzlement is rather frowned on in the Bible, not so? "Render unto Ceaser..." etc, etc. Not to mention whole parts of Leviticus going on about what makes a justified use of interest and what doesn't... and how you're supposed to pay your tithes and taxes"
"Shifting things about to look as if you've got less than you do or juggling your finances to take advantage of arcane loopholes to circumvent the spirit of all that?"
If it's done in a legal and approved manner, no. I'm going to go back to what I already said, embezzlers tend to be in jail or felons and to my knowledge people don't usually place in those environments either. I personally don't see anything wrong with using the established rules to maximize my outcome as long as I don't break the law in doing so. It'a all a part of rendering to Ceaser what is Ceaser's.
"you call siphoning money away from a collective pocket by whatever means for your own personal gain than "embezzlement"?"
If you mean, illegal by whatever sure. However, if someone is following the rules as best they can doing the shifting, no, I don't.
However, we have gotten somewhat off topic.
"How is this somehow less heinous than being gay when it comes to stuff like adoption?"
My position is that homosexual actions is sin. Putting a kid with unrepentant sinners is a bad idea. It's much the same reason you don't put kids with gangsters and people who can't support them. I'm sure that gangsters and people who can't support another kid can be great parents too. However, we agree that putting a kid with gangsters is going to result in the kid picking up very detrimental habits and parents that can't support a kid is not a great idea as well.
I've answered your question, now answer mine. Should I have to put a kid into an environment that I believe to be harmful to the kid in the long term?
edited 3rd Feb '14 5:16:45 AM by Soban
As is in accordance with prophecy.