Socialisms

Inspired by a speech by Winston Churchill:

1. Christian socialism (inspired by charity) says, “All mine is yours.” This is voluntary and compassionate. Francis Schaeffer spoke of “the compassionate use of acquired wealth.”

2. Leftist socialism (inspired by larceny and envy) says, “All yours is mine.” This is involuntary and requires state coercion.

Author: Douglas Groothuis

Author of Christian Apologetics, Truth Decay, On Jesus, On Pascal, and others. Professor of Philosophy, Denver Seminary since 1993. Head of The Apologetics and Ethics Masters Degree Program and Co-Director of The Gordon Lewis Center for Christian Thought and Culture. Senior Fellow for Apologetics.com.

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