Posted 4 years ago on Jan. 13, 2012, 6:32 p.m. EST by buphiloman
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You are so opposed to "collectivism" and you value individual freedom and responsibility.
So what do you make of Christ's prayer in the Garden (John 17):
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."
He seems to be saying that we are all one. In "completely unity". This sounds to me like collectivism. How does a Christian call themselves rich when their brothers and sisters are yet poor? That's disunity.
How do you rectify your desire to keep your wealth to yourself while others suffers, with Christ's desire that we live in complete unity with one another?