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Posted By: Piers
28-Jan-05 - 12:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Thanks for your response Little Hawk. You are right about the context of 'sell that thou hast . . . ', but it does beg the question 'how did they live'? Manna from heaven perhaps!

Without what to get into a debate about the meaning of 'Take no thought for the morrow' - you have provided two alternate meanings. I am sure there are hundreds of other interpretations. The second of your interpretations highlights 'opium of the people' effect of religion, believing that 'God will see you through' or in 'being optimistic' may cause less anxiety than resigning yourself to pessimism, but you still have to get through that long shift or pay that bill. And that's what socialists want to change.

I absolutely agree with you about 'seeing beyond worldly things' and for me being a socialist is about creating the material security and comfort so I/we can go onto enjoy those without the disfiguring effects of capitalism.