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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Divine Order Of Economic Life

Robert Curry emailed the link to this op-ed piece by Jerry Bowyer concerning the spiritual religiosity underlying Adam Smith’s famous “invisible hand.”

Socialistic state planning and its affiliated Social Gospel, popular among liberal-progressive-socialists from the 1870s into the 1920s, claim to be more “Christian” than Christianity, but are really anti-Christian challenges to the Creator of the universe by materialistic, self-important intellects.

For Adam Smith, God-given benevolence was the characteristic of human nature that made possible a good society. 

For liberal-progressives, who presume to “know” what is best for you and me, social justice policies concocted in their minds justify the use of any degree of coercion, from Obamacare to Stalin’s 1930s Moscow show trials and the Gulags.