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this type of altruism supersedes economic order

Posted by: Lark on August 24, 1999 at 12:24:52:

In Reply to: Believe it or not, God is a capitalist posted by Todd Barber on August 17, 1999 at 12:49:30:

: I dont have much time to debate, as i am busy working to earn my own money to support my own family instead of sitting of my butt complaining that others have more than me.

Really? Who was doing that? I cant recall reading any posts that say things like "shit Steven gets 3.00 an hour and I just get 2.80" but you could maybe refer me to them.

:Let me just point out one huge fallacy on that page "We believe that civil rights and economic rights are inseparable" Civil rights in america include the right to private property. in fact, thats one of the founding principles of the
: political structure of the US.

Tom Paine who wrote the rights of man, which is a lot better than your constitution, did declare that the right to property was sacrosanct but this declaration was only just rivalled by his militant egalitarianism.

Who do you think invented progressive taxation?

:Those who dont like the concept of private property should move to a more socialist country.

And where would you find one? Not Cuba or China or Korea or any of those other Machavellian Dictatorships.

:America is the most powerful nation in the world because it is capitalist, and because its creation was directly influenced by God. Believe it or not, God is a capitalist.

I hope to hell he isnt or there's going to be trouble when I get to heaven and find that contrary to the teachings of christ God has went on and established an unfair distribution of wealth and inequality.

:He wants everyone to give charitably to one another because they want to, not because they are forced to. If we are forced to be charitable, no one really benefits.

Strange this type of altruism supersedes economic order argument isnt unlike Marx.

P.S. Lone Rationalist? A rationalist generally wouldnt believe in God let alone invoke his name as proof of argument.


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