Monday, March 09, 2009

Brief Note for 3.9.09: Politics

Most of those blathering these days about "socialism" don't really know anything more about "socialism" than they know about the internal workings of an atomic bomb.  What they know about both is that if you throw them around you can expect big explosions, which makes them ideal to scare a lot of people.

And in another brief thought, my Best Beloved asked me recently, "Have all those folks who want to connect Christianity and capitalism just never read those parts of the Bible about how the early Christians gave "from each according to his ability to each according to his need?"  (Hint: for those who haven't, read the Acts of the Apostles.)  Of course, if your purpose is not to use capitalism to justify Christianity, but rather to use Christianity to justify capitalism....

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