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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Communist Manifesto - a Leading College Read

I read it when I was 16, but it was one of several texts that confirmed for me that Socialism and Communism were unworkable. I remember thinking, "It sounds like a nice idea, but human nature would prevent it from ever working." Years later, while studying the Word of God, I realized that Marx had given a secular version of Acts 2:42-46. Without the benefit of an underlying set of godly values and love for one another, "sharing" becomes a vehicle ripe for abuse and control because giving is no longer a free will choice under socialism. As much as some people dislike Christianity, and as much as some churches assert, the Bible says sharing is a choice: 
2 Corinthians 9:7
(7) Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity...

For more than forty years, I have opposed Communism. In 1975, I started learning Russian in order to see into their national thought and to study their history. I have met and talked with several immigrants and defectors. Because of this, I taught my children to dissect Progressive slogans. Freedom seems like a no-brainer for me, but far too many who already have freedom want to throw it away for a seemingly nice idea that won't work.

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