Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Response to Critic of 'Capitalism's False Ethic of Giving' (6)
The critic's comment is in square brackets. My response is interspersed in between.
[ This assumes that every individual is created equal which is not the case.]
God made all people to be of equal dignity.
[ If we were all created equal we would all own property equally.]
Ownership of private property is a humanistic (that is, human idea). It is not from God. Therefore, whether we are all created equal by God or not does not determine equality of property.
[ Some individuals are better managers of property than others that is why most work for a wage and the profit goes to the owner for the risk he takes as an owner, basic Capitalism.]
Indeed, capitalism is about whoever can earn more money being stronger economically. It has no regard for those who are just shunned by a cruel world, that those who are marginalised, for example, the homeless. Jesus said that His followers should help the needy.
[ As Christians is this the best system that God would have us to live under?]
The question should be posed to you because you are supporting a human-made system. All I have done is to expose the spirit behind capitalism.
[ I believe a true Social system (not Socialist system) where all labor and goods are shared equally as a community of believers is a better system to address what God's plan was from the beginning. We are our brothers keepers]
Exactly. Capitalism exists because we live in a wicked, God-hating world that seeks only it own self-interest, oppresses the weak, perverts justice, hates the poor and needy and twists truth.