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It's Human Nature

"Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism, the reverse is true." 

So states a Polish proverb.

This saying might seem cynical.  Or pessimistic.  I would say that it is honest.

We need to be realistic about human nature.  We need to be aware that there is something wrong inside each of us.  No political system can fix this.  Nor can any amount of education. 

Original sin has corrupted human nature.  We see evidence of this everyday on the news, and, in our lives.

G.K. Chesterton said that the doctrine of original sin is the one irrefutable teaching of the Christian faith.

We need a savior.  Our world needs a savior.

This is the message of the Church.

I'll let C.S. Lewis have the final word:  "Christianity simply does not make sense until you have faced the sort of facts I have been describing.  Christianity tells people to repent and promises them forgiveness.  It therefore has nothing (as far as I know) to say to people who do not know they have done anything to repent of and who do not feel that they need forgiveness."

 


 

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