2005-12-07

More Mohler

Al has been talking out of his donkey...

All this should remind Christians that a market economy often commercializes vice and packages sin as a commodity. I do believe that a market economy -- based upon a free market and the system of capitalism -- promises the most prosperity for humankind. Furthermore, given the Christian doctrine of sin -- both individual and institutional -- we must reject the centralized control and collectivism of theories such as Marxism. Socialism fails because the reward of labor and investment is denied to those who deserve such rewards and because social structures embody the sins of those who comprise the society.


Still not happy Al.



3 comments:

CraigS said...
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CraigS said...

Actually, I thought his comments were uncharacteristically sensible. Which parts did you object to?

Paul W said...

I don't claim to speak for Neil, but I found it strange how Mohler says this: "All this should remind Christians that a market economy often commercializes vice and packages sin as a commodity." He then almost trips over himself in an effort to somehow "prove" that he doesn't hold heterodox opinions as far as the Religious Right is concerned on the market econoomy. In an article lamenting the increasing acceptance of gay and lesbian civil unions, it seems strangely out of place.

I wish Mohler had expanded on the first sentence properly. It's a point which very naturally coheres with his whole argument, unlike his special pleading about the virtues of capitalism. I don't think anyone would have got the impression that Mohler was somehow a rapid socialist and liberal if he had explained what he meant by this opening sentence.