Let Him Have It

Matthew 22:15-33

Give to the Emperor the things that belong to the Emperor and to God the things that belong to God.

This aphorism from Jesus has long been used to suggest that he thought it would be a good idea to keep “religion” and “politics” separate. Was he really being that bland? “Pay your taxes. God to church. You’ll be right.”

I’m not buying it. Not with a Roman coin, anyway.