The real reason the Soviet Union failed was atheism, not socialism
I assume you are simply offering your opinion, as I notice no historical analysis follows to defend that comment. Do you have one? With the specific events that led to the failure of the Soviet Union, and how atheism is at their core.
You may be the first evangelical freeper to admit (that I’ve read, I should say) that socialism is not the worst thing that can happen to a nation. You almost sound like you want it here in the US.
You may be the first evangelical freeper to admit (that Ive read, I should say) that socialism is not the worst thing that can happen to a nation. You almost sound like you want it here in the US.
Write me down then: Jibaholic is the first freeper you've known who thinks that atheism is worse than socialism.
1. Communism never established itself in Christian, particularly Protestant, nations. Particularly those with a strong Protestant working class, such as the methodists in England.
2. Communism was brought down by Christians, namely the Catholics in Poland and elsewhere. Interestingly, they were members of labor unions, which are hardly the vanguard of free markets.
3. If the problem with the Soviet Union were simply it's economic policies then the Soviet Union should have been able to rebound when it changed them. For the most part, the Soviet Union has been unable to rebound despite some years with good economic growth. Alcholism, broken families, and low birth rates reign.
What has not changed since the end of the Soviet Union? The people are still atheists.