The View From 1776
Christianity vs. Socialism
Liberal-progressives frequently assert that socialism is more in accord with original Christianity than Christianity itself.
- If Freud was a Christian he would be a capitalist instead of a communist? Your article still does not prove anything. Yes most Marxist or communists don't believe in private property, earned icome investments, just plain hard work, and family stucture. Yes they are willing to use the government to push that socialistic agenda. But lets look at the other side of the coin christian conservatives. They want spiriutal, moral and intellectual contols. How will you obtain that? Will you use the government to do that? You claim to be for free enterprise but I have serious doubts. If the conservatives don't like the morals of business you will use state government to make it impossible to stay open. Such as code violation or permit issues. Censorship is another conservative way of using government to control the content in literature and movies. What makes your use of government for morality any different from environmentalists using government to regulate pollution?
- Jake has a different understanding of Christianity from mine. If Christianity were a matter of government imposed beliefs, I would side with him. But it isn't.
Christianity must be a matter of every individual before God, answering in his own private life for his actions. Jesus never suggested that Roman, or Jewish, political authorities were to be the instruments for spreading the Gospel. As the Apostle Paul repeatedly emphasizes, Christianity and salvation must be a matter of individual faith, coming to God through Jesus Christ.
- Good Morning Mr. Brewton
What I decribed in my post is what I am seeing from many christian conservatives out there. I realize the media has a way of distorting everything.
On the other hand some of the blue laws in some southern states are using the power of government to enforce morality laws.
"As the Apostle Paul repeatedly emphasizes, Christianity and salvation must be a matter of individual faith, coming to God through Jesus Christ." I agree that faith is a personal relationship with Jesus. We are free to believe with or not.
When Glenn Beck states that to have efficient capitalim there must be a faith in God so companies make better decisions, less corupt or avoid turning to government, is not always entirely true. I believe the guys on the top should be more mindful of what the people below him are doing.
As for the children in schools why should we even be concerned with secular/religious doctrine? Schools public or private should be for academics only. Parents should have more of a say on how children are educated. I am for school choice. I agree that government and unions do more harm that good. I am a substitute teacher and I do believe you are exaggerating when you state that schools are only teaching secular, materialistic religion. These kids are being taught reading, writing and arithmetic by some very good teachers
- I think there is some spam in the last 2 comments. Do not open links might get virus.
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