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And I don't think it's going to be possible until a real intellectual antidote to the "You get what you deserve" poison that runs through modern Christianity (God's faithful are rich and prosperous!), the self-help movement (Positive thinking can achieve anything, so if you failed, you must not be thinking positively enough!), and modern economics (high salaries are a sign of high marginal productivity!).
by Zwackus on Sat Jun 29th, 2013 at 10:55:35 PM EST
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"that runs through modern Christianity (God's faithful are rich and prosperous!)"

I think this should rather be considered as running through Protestantism.
The Catholic faith (not that rich Catholics would place too much an emphasis on it) seems to run rather differently.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sun Jun 30th, 2013 at 03:03:54 AM EST
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