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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Socialism 201 (Scargosun Had A Great Comment)

Hello all! I was going to write a follow up post regarding what I wrote earlier, but my sister-in-law wrote a comment that was pretty much exactly what I was going to write! Here is her very poignant comment:

Scargosun, I have to say, yours is the comment I look for on all of these interesting topics! :) I am (proud to say) Sarah's sister-in-law, and though I have never commented before, I read her blog everyday!

Your comment about socialism and Jesus makes a lot of sense. I'm wondering if socialism is our culture's answer to the deficit that Jesus-followers have created by NOT following what Jesus says regarding the poor and needy: a 'pure and undefiled religion' is to care for the orphans and widows in their distress and to love our neighbors as ourselves. The Bible has given extensive information on how to specifically care for the poor and needy. What if those of us who claim to follow Jesus put His Word into practice faithfully? Would there be any 'poor' any longer? Would we even need any 'social services'? Or, maybe we would have these services, but they would be funded by us?! So- thank you for your comment(s) and fresh perspectives on topics that concern all Americans.

And Sarah, great post...you made some great points that I've never thought about before. Wish we were neighbors! I'd come over for a warm cup of coffee right now! Much Love!

P.S. As a former art teacher, I really am grateful too for government programs that fund the arts and keep art/music programs in our schools and communities.

I would like to add that I do think we need government, and in fact, I am thankful for government. I just want it to have it's proper place and not be inflated so much that we lose our liberties.


scargosun said...

Awww! I hope that you guys know that I really do respect your opinions. I grew up in a Catholic family and I do strive to find my place in my own spirituality. Today's post really struck a chord with me because although I am not for socialism, I do follow a code of 'Do unto others..' just under slightly different spiritual guidelines. It is actually the first thing I think of when I am struggling with a desicion that might have an imact on others. Your comment/post really I think clarified my thought process. Thank you!

ElderChild said...

"Pure And Undefiled Religion"

"Pure religion and undefiled before GOD The Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the world." (James 1:27)

Simply, all other religion is impure and defiled!

Faith will not create a system of religion.......

Hope is there would be those who take heed unto The Call of The Only True GOD to "Come Out of her, MY people"!

For they will "Come Out" of this wicked world(babylon) and it's systems of religion, into "the glorious Liberty of The Children of The Only True GOD".

They will no longer be of those who are destroying the earth(land, air, water, vegetation, creatures)" and perverting that which is Spirit(Light, Truth, Life, Love, Peace, Hope, Faith, Mercy, Grace, Miracles, etc.).

Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(religion) that is of this world, for "the WHOLE world is under the control of the evil one" (1John5:19) indeed and Truth.......

Truth is never ending.......