Column too close to socialism
    August 13 2008 by Clyde Pearce, Raleigh

    I am always discouraged when someone uses veiled faith to panhandle a political agenda, such as that in the editorial by Tom Ehrich entitled "A long overdue conversation," Aug. 2, 2008.

    Following is an excerpt directly from Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto: "The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: abolition of private property. We Communists have been reproached with the desire of abolishing the right of personally acquiring property as the fruit of a man's own labor. Which property is alleged to be the groundwork of all personal freedom, activity and independence. Capital is not only personal, it is a social power. When, therefore, capital is converted into common property, it is only the social character of the property that is changed. It loses its class character."

    Now here are a few excerpts from Tom Ehrich's editorial: "from an ethical standpoint, is the sudden turn of home ownership from dream to nightmare such a bad thing? Americans have bought the dream offered by clever postwar developers that sweet abodes surrounded by picket fences were America's prize for the winning. So entranced were we by gleaming suburbs ... that we forgot Jesus' clear teachings, like ... holding property in common."

    I just don't think I have ever read anything from an American publication that had more disdain for how God has blessed America and a complete lack of compassion for those people who have lost their jobs and houses. We need to pray that God will revive our nation and turn our hearts back to Him, (2 Chronicles 7:14), so that He can restore His blessings across our land.

    God does not require that we change our whole political system as Mr. Ehrich alludes to, He simply asks that we love Him with all our heart.

    Clyde Pearce

    8/13/2008 2:17:00 AM by Clyde Pearce, Raleigh | with 0 comments

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