I am from the Philippines.Who ever made this video is out right ignorant of world events.How can a studen just pretend to sount inteligent and thinks he could get away with a video of pure opinion. He does not even mention that in the Ten Commandments (and that is only ten) God himself reserves two to protect the right to private property. Is he saying that God does not know what he is doing. As I write this letter China I trying to establish its local government in our shores threatening … [More]
It's all fine and dandy to quote the bible but this video does not prove that the TFP is greedy. And is this author criticizing the Church canonizing St. Gabriel Possenti? This man basically says that TFP is wrong in stating that China is not Capitalistic because it RECENTLY enacted a new legislation that allows for private property. So basically, he says that China is well on its way to becoming Capitalistic because they approved this legislation. So, that means that according to his own … [More]
Did I hear correctly-China's government is similar to the the early Christian communities?! And he is worried that TFP has gotten the wrong end of the stick? The TFP members that I have known are dedicated, devout Roman Catholics, trying to keep Christian ethics and morals in the public arena.
I disagree. If Christ said to sell all that you possess, then how can you own the computer that you are making this video on? In addition, the husband and wife died at the feet at Peter not because they did not sell all of their possessions, but rather they lied about selling all that they had. In addition, just because you own SOMETHING, does that mean that you are damned? Of course not. Rather, place all of your stock in Christ and do not cling to anything, but still use all that is at your … [More]
I understand where the author is coming from, but I think a few things need to be cleared up here.
In the Early Church the people did share all that they had, but this was on a voluntary basis, not enforced by the State as in Communism. I do agree that greed is bad, though.
I believe the right to property is indeed a Catholic idea, found in Leo XIII's encyclical, Rerum Novarum. It's part of the principle of subsidiarity, which states that matters ought to be handled by the smallest competent … [More]