Monday, October 17, 2011

Refuting Christian Socialism

The Apostle Paul:.

 6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching[a] you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” - 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-10
Christian Socialism was always a theological and philosophical joke. For one thing, socialism doesn't help the poor. And moral exhortations aren't legal mandates.

It is also difficult to imagine Jesus having any sympathy for the guy who squanders his money getting himself drunk, while gambling the rest. And then goes into debt to buy a plasma TV and a new car. 

 Far too many of the lower-class have too much of a destructive mentality to merit being considered victims of Nietzche's Ressentiment. The lower-class need their lives changed through the spirit of God, not be inundated with free money.

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