How does taking care of one another equal egalitarianism? I call that empathy and compassion, not egalitarianism.
Why does it bother you so much you can't do it directly, that the state intermediates that empathy and compassion?
Do you want to be seen helping the poor? Do you want the poor you're helping themselves to see you helping them? Maybe even express a bit recognition
Is that your motivation in helping them?
Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore,
when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory
from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is
doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.
It seems to me you ought to be thankful the state is helping you be a good Christian by enabling you to help without being seen actually, directly
In this the state is providing a service to its Christian citizens.
I am glad that you recognize that high producers in unstructured society are highly prized and rewarded for the inordinate contributions to the
The family, the core of society, is communistic.
A mother does not demand payment up front from her baby for giving it her breast to suckle no.
Tribal society is highly socialistic.
The men hunt and share their catch.
The women gather and share their crop.
The old, the young, the sick, the elderly are helped and supported.
Also, lots of hunting is co-operative. Especially when you're hunting game considerably larger in size than your.
Wolves, hyenas, lions and ancient humans depredation was and is carried out in this fashion.
So far, these comparisons are proving my point so keep them coming.
Again, just because you make an arbitrary claim does not mean you are correct in your assertion.
You might be in your own, private, imaginary world.
But not the world the rest of us inhabit.
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