In response to:

Wishing You Capitalism on Earth

jco2012 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 10:45 PM
Rather, it is apologists for capitalism that believe man is essentially good. They believe that somehow individuals' pursuit of wealth somehow works out for the good of society, n idea thta is unscriptural and proven false by recent American history. And it ignores the consistent teaching of the Church that Greed is one of the deadly sins.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:18 AM
What an idiot you are! Capitalism doesn't suggest that Man is either good or evil. It merely channels self-interest such that those pursuing their own self-interest demonstrably benefit society as a whole. It is not only not contrary to Scripture but empirically proven by literally ALL human history. As capitalism is not "greed" except in the delusional mid of socialists, the last admonition is just stupid.

We wish each other "peace on earth." Wishing is not enough. We must act on this wish by promoting capitalism on earth.

Too many people (including some religious leaders) are promoting the idea that re-distribution of wealth or “social justice” is the best way to foster peace. But Christians and Jews need only read the Old Testament to see that God condemns stealing and envy so much that he gave Moses commandments like: “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, and “You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.”

And in the New Testament, Christ