Christianity, Capitalism, Communism

Today's Maurin

Christianity has nothing to do with either modern Capitalism or modern Communism, for Christianity has a Capitalism of its own, and a Communism of its own.

Modern Capitalism is based on property without responsibility, while Christian Capitalism is based on property with responsibility.

Modern Communism is based on poverty through force, while Christian Communism is based on poverty through choice.

For a Christian, voluntary poverty is the ideal as exemplified by Saint Francis of Assisi, while privte property is not an absolute right, but a trust, which must be administered for the benefit of God’s children.