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Judas Kisses Capitalism

Kent36 Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 1:15 PM
I'll paraphrase Pontius Pilate when he asked Jesus, 'What is truth?'. I say to you, "What is reason? What you think it is for your own purposes?" I have found over the years that trying to explain Christ to someone who doesn't know Him, is like trying to explain the color purple to a blind person. They just can't visualize it. But...if you really are open, and few are, to knowing the truth and you examine God's plan for the human race, you'll find it is a perfectly reasonable analysis of the human condition & the way out.. But having said this I have problems with bringing Christ into political talk. Politics is an illusion invented by humans to distract us from what God really wants us to do for Him in our personal lives.
Torr Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 1:33 PM
Do you believe as Adams did, that "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. "?

If so, how can we separate our self-governance from the Christian underpinnings that define right and wrong?

Many of our elected officials have turned out to be liars, cheats and thieves. Would that be the case if we put the same emphasis on adherence to Christian principles that our Founders did?

i guess the perspective of this imperfect sinner is that it has been our willingness to ban Christ in our political talk.

I’m chomping on the chocolate bunny (ears first!) that I found in my basket and it occurs to me that believing in Christ’s resurrection requires a capitalist mindset. Certainly, you could be a capitalist without believing in Christ’s resurrection since it requires faith to believe in the resurrection. And, Christ’s primary mission on earth was not to overthrow human forms of government. However, Christ recognized as “good” a legitimate form of human government that espouses freedom, private property rights and representative authority. So, if you call yourself a Christian (as President Obama does) then I think you must also be...