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To: aces

—well since democracy is the lesser evil compared to communism,—

Not necessarily. The early church was an example of communism*. But it was “voluntary”. That is a huge difference.

Capitalism is great as long as the culture has Christian values. Take that away (which is happening as we type), and it is evil indeed. The base desires of the natural man come out in spades, and it is not pretty.

*Acts 2:44-46


9 posted on 10/18/2011 5:59:53 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf
Actually, no the first Church was not communist in the least.

Communism is materialistic in its presuppositions. The first Church was Theistic in its presuppositions.

There is an absolute gulf separating them. It is a mistake to confuse the Christian virtues of generosity and sharing - an expression of Charity - , with Communist non-private ownership of the means of production.

Sharing is not communistic. Sharing is a Godly virtue. Communism is Godless. But we all bear the likeness of God in some measure, and that by necessity.

I'm not trying to start an argument, sorry if this post sounds abrupt. But it is a very important distinction.

16 posted on 10/18/2011 7:37:59 AM PDT by hfr (Liberalism is a moral disorder that leads to mental disorder (actually it's sin))
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To: cuban leaf

I think God put democracy on earth for that reason, knowing it was not the reality he created us for, but in the time of the great winepress of the wrath of God it is the best scenario until reality change occurs again...
be it so to you according to your faith....


21 posted on 10/20/2011 2:52:48 PM PDT by aces
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