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I have noticed a fair amount of conversation about economics of late, in many circles.
Some of it seems to think that much of the world problems stem from capitalism; and the rich exploiting others.
Rarely does the conversation go into what they believe is a better alternative.
Yet, often their conversation reminds me of something Karl Marx once said.

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Capitalism is evil and Christianity is the fuel that makes it run.

What if anything do you feel is wrong with the following statement?

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You cannot become rich in a capitalist system without exploiting others.

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By the way, I have some thoughts on this myself.
However, I thought it would be good to get some other thoughts.
I thought I would add, that some Christians believe Acts 2, shows a form
of socialism, in the early Church.
I disagree, because it was voluntary selling some of their possessions, in order to
support each other.

Tom

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Originally Posted by Tom
By the way, I have some thoughts on this myself.
However, I thought it would be good to get some other thoughts.
I thought I would add, that some Christians believe Acts 2, shows a form
of socialism, in the early Church.
I disagree, because it was voluntary selling some of their possessions, in order to
support each other.

Tom
BigThumbUp exactly... throughout the NT Christians gave from their hearts and consciences and those gifts, tithes and offerings were distributed by leaders and others who traveled to distant regions. That is hardly Socialism. rofl


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