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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Margaret Thatcher on Creation

Caught this at Frontpagemag the other day:

The Religious Left will never quote her, but Margaret Thatcher outclassed Brueggemann when she articulated Christianity's stance towards economics in her 1988 speech to the Church of Scotland. "We are told we must work and use our talents to create wealth," she
recalled of the Scriptures, citing St.Paul's admonition:, "If a man will not work he shall not eat." She observed: "Abundance rather than poverty has a legitimacy which derives from the very nature of Creation."

Now, if she meant by creation theistic evolution, we'd have socialism of course: because that's what attention to Darwin in political life has often lead to: and clearly spelt out, of course.

3 comments:

John said...

The Right is not immune from the affect of evolutionary theory. JD Rockefeller said once in a Sunday sermon that "The growth of a large business is merely a survival of the fittest... The American beauty rose can be produced in the splendour and fragrance which bring cheer to its beholder only by sacrificing the early buds which grow up around it." And, "The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets." And "The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun."

Eric said...

Don't disagree John. Extremists who put the accumulation of wealth (either by their own, or others' efforts) before the needs of people will often latch on to 'natural selection' as the justifying principle that renders their selfishness congruent with the way the world really is...not, of course.

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