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    Re: Capitalism is Incompatible with Christianity

    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Probably because it's in the Skepticism forum. Skeptics tend to discuss things skeptically in a skepticism forum. On the other hand, I don't understand how it is that religious people wanting to discuss only religious aspects continue to post in a skepticism forum.


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    It is also a belief forum...maybe pay attention to the topic at hand...
    "For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful by God for overturning strongly entrenched things. For we are overturning reasonings and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are bringing every thought into captivity to make it obedient to the Christ;" 2 Corinthians 10:4,5

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    Re: Capitalism is Incompatible with Christianity

    Distributism is the only economic principle that Christ would've supported, based on his words an actions.

    Christ was also against organized religion itself.

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    Re: Capitalism is Incompatible with Christianity

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    It is also a belief forum...maybe pay attention to the topic at hand...
    And I did precisely that, by emphasizing that there is a *specific forum* (Theology) solely for discussing religious aspects without fear of having to quantify your assertions to those who don't share your ideology. "Pay attention" indeed.


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    Re: Capitalism is Incompatible with Christianity

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    Distributism is the only economic principle that Christ would've supported, based on his words an actions.
    Yes.

    Christ was also against organized religion itself.
    No.

    Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
    "To exercise pressure upon the indigent and the destitute for the sake of gain, and to gather one's profit out of the need of another, is condemned by all laws, human and divine." - Pope Leo XIII

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    Re: Capitalism is Incompatible with Christianity

    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    And I did precisely that, by emphasizing that there is a *specific forum* (Theology) solely for discussing religious aspects without fear of having to quantify your assertions to those who don't share your ideology. "Pay attention" indeed.
    Economics isn't theology.

    Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
    "To exercise pressure upon the indigent and the destitute for the sake of gain, and to gather one's profit out of the need of another, is condemned by all laws, human and divine." - Pope Leo XIII

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    Re: Capitalism is Incompatible with Christianity

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    I am not sure any elaboration would help. Knowledge didn’t make anything.
    Nonsense. A computer is a worthless piece of hardware without someone to program it. Any idiot can go to Walmart and, for few hundred dollars, buy a computer. It's not like in Marx's day when you generally needed large sums of money to acquire the physical plant to produce immense wealth. Jan Koum created a smartphone app that shook the communications industry. His company, WhatsApp, made it possible for people to message each other virtually anywhere on the planet. The value came from HIS idea and HIS app derived from HIS knowledge. HE saved us tens of billions of dollars in SMS messaging fees that previously went to telcos.

    And what are Jan Koum and other billionaires, including Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, doing with their money? They've given tens of billions of it away, funding various philanthropic endeavors to improve the lot of humanity. Maybe that's not good enough for a disciple of Jesus. Maybe this world would be a better place everyone gave up their worldly possessions and pledged their lives to God. But it is good nonetheless, and in a world filled with evil we should be happy to accept it.

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    Re: Capitalism is Incompatible with Christianity

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Economics isn't theology.
    Tell that to Elvira. She was the one who injected religion into the discussion ("for the life of me..."), not I. But then again, you know that already.


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    Re: Capitalism is Incompatible with Christianity

    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Tell that to Elvira. She was the one who injected religion into the discussion ("for the life of me..."), not I. But then again, you know that already.
    No, I did that, when I introduced this thread, where I asked for a Christian justification for capitalism. You're the one who intruded and decided to make this a skepticism thread.

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    "To exercise pressure upon the indigent and the destitute for the sake of gain, and to gather one's profit out of the need of another, is condemned by all laws, human and divine." - Pope Leo XIII

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    Re: Capitalism is Incompatible with Christianity

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    No, I did that, when I introduced this thread, where I asked for a Christian justification for capitalism. You're the one who intruded and decided to make this a skepticism thread.
    And in the Beliefs and Skepticism forum! Perish the thought!
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    Re: Capitalism is Incompatible with Christianity

    Comments from the peanut gallery...lol...
    "For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful by God for overturning strongly entrenched things. For we are overturning reasonings and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are bringing every thought into captivity to make it obedient to the Christ;" 2 Corinthians 10:4,5

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