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mysterious combinations

Posted by: Lypiatt on November 17, 1999 at 10:42:34:

In Reply to: Christianity and Capitalism posted by Stuart Gort on November 15, 1999 at 11:34:02:

Although it has been awhile since i last peered into the luminous pages of the 'good book' i seem to recall passages akin to 'it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter through the gates of heaven' and 'the last shall soon be first'.

As capitalism is based on having a wealthly class it seems to me that the natural question to ask is how can one be both christian and devoted capitalist without suffering that most dreaded condition of cognitive dissonance? (more so if one belongs to the capitalist class).

(Christians i take it should be happy to live in poverty, safe in the knowledge that the kingdom of heaven awaits for those lucky enough to have their names embossed in the 'book of life')

This biblical apologism is really quite outrageous.

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