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To: ravenwolf; Colonel Kangaroo
Godless Capitalism?

First of all, that is the title of the editorial written by Pat Buchanan.

Here is a semi-official account of the actual homily. You won't actually find the words "Godless Capitalism" in his actual homily, nor will you even find the word "capitalism" contained in it either.

Socialism is Godless, not capitalism.

Socialism is inherently godless. There is no way that socialism can be "Christianized" in any way shape or form. Capitalism is, by its essence, much more so in line with the Teachings of Christ. However, to say it can't be abused by godless men is, at best, naive.

32 posted on 05/11/2013 9:13:17 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

Socialism is inherently godless. There is no way that socialism can be “Christianized” in any way shape or form. Capitalism is, by its essence, much more so in line with the Teachings of Christ. However, to say it can’t be abused by godless men is, at best, naive.


I hope i did not say that any thing can not be abused, i agree, that would really be naive, what i do say is that people do not start a business just to put other people to work and to pay them good wages as i would say that is very naive also.

In answer to what i assume the pope did say was about slave labor, if some one is forced to work on a job against their will that would be slave labor regardless the wage or lack of wage.

Jesus pointed out that if the worker agreed to work for a certain wage that it was hardly any one else,s business.

At any rate i have no argument with the pope, but i have worked for fairly low wages all of my life and have not once complained to the Church or government because i do not think it is any of their business.


35 posted on 05/11/2013 11:16:22 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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