Socialism and Capitalism November 16, 2009 ~ paulpeterson Just a thought about socialism and capitalism: “To prosper as a socialist you need to threaten people, while to prosper as a capitalist, you need to please them.”Edwin J. Feulner Interesting. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrintMoreLinkedInLike this:Like Loading...
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Paul – very interesting quote for two reasons:
1. Philosophically, I agree with the quote. But….
2. When I read Acts 2:43-46, it paints a picture of the early church that almost comes across as socialist.
While I believe that socialism just doesn’t work when applied to society as a whole, I have to admit that it does seem to work within confines of a committed church community.
However if you titled next Sunday’s sermon “Salute to Socialism,” you would probably have some ‘splaining to do.
Great observation… but of course I would expect nothing less from the man who coined the term “Wanter.”
How are you and Beth doing these days? We speak often and well of both of you guys.
I agree with your observation. The difference is that in government the sharing is imposed where as in the church the giving is the result of a Spirit-oriented generosity. Additionally the places where the money is “shared” is different. It’s the difference between taxes and offerings.
I will take your sermon title under consideration.
Have an awesome day Great One!