With all the hubbub(what is this, 1964? who uses that word?) over the recent election, a term has been thrown all over the place as to which direction our nation will be heading with its new leader preparing the way–>socialism.
Now, I don’t like getting into speculation, but…let’s speculate here for a moment that somehow, someway, President-elect Obama succeeded in his dastardly plans to turn the US of A (these colors don’t run!) into a socialist state. What’s so wrong about that?
After all, the always trustworthy definitions of Wikipedia lend me to believe that it doesn’t sound so bad…
Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating state or collective ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and the creation of an egalitarian society.
In theory, that sounds like a fairly reasonable idea, right?
Some of you may be saying, “But Jared, have you seen the atrocities that have come out of such idealism?”
To which I respond…yes. I have.
But in fairness, have not the atrocities of Capitalism touched many lives in a negative way as well?
But what do we say in response to a Christian mandate that seems eerily similar to the former?
Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.
How do you feel about this? How does this change your view, if at all, in regards to socialism? Could socialism ever be good?
Comments are open…
Editor’s note: please do not think I am espousing an economic overthrow of what we already have in place. I’m merely trying to create a discourse concerning our present economic state, in light of Scripture. Regardless of your political agenda and affiliation, you can admit that these are very interesting points to consider and thus, beg discussion. Any derogatory/inflammatory/any other negative comments with descriptions ending in “ory” will be deleted.