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In modern society the term ‘Capitalism’ is used imprecisely and inaccurately. Many scholars suggest that the term ‘Capitalism’ and its related term ‘Capitalist,’ was first derived in the English vernacular from a translation of the pejorative term used by Karl Marx in the mid to late nineteenth century to describe the class of men he called the elite “bourgeois” society who owned and controlled “society’s capital resources.”
originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: Gryphon66
Yes, the christians are some of the most vehement socialists out there.
34 Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;'36 and a man's enemies will be the members of his own household. (Matthew 10:34-36)
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: Sremmos80
We've been chatting in another thread about just how many socialist (and communist and Marxist) elements Christianity actually has.
I'm sure that now is not the time to bring that up here.
I wonder though, do you think Christians understand that they want everyone to either share in their beliefs or stay quiet about it if we don't? And that anything else is going to be exaggerated to the level of hatred, bigotry, and "war"?
It's a very "all or nothing" system.
My contention is that good men (not bad men) consistently acting upon that position [imposing “the good”] would act as cruelly and unjustly as the greatest tyrants. They might in some respects act even worse. Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under of robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some points be satiated; but those who torment us for their own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to heaven yet at the same time likely to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on the level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals. -C. S. Lewis
originally posted by: GBP/JPY
most of the replys are just missing full logic....I want the truth out about the global trend....islam is attacking...so are some needing to refuse to be a victim of the lies of this world....?
c;mon now lets tell the truth here....what is blessedabout this nation.....the US....it was spoken of in Scripture wayy back,men.....we have two shining seas and all the natural resources and the modern leisure lifestyle.....I could fill volumes but please refuse to be a victim of the worldly view. There's more if you will seek it.