The main point of Primary Capitalism, or what I believe is true capitalism,
is that money is a secondary issue.  Integrity, endurance, commitment,
gratitude, etc.  are the prime components of capitalism.  Charity that does
not rob a person of his self-confidence just to benefit oneself is a valid
component of that capitalism.  True charity is an investment in the society
that you live in, one that yields tremendous returns.

I honestly do not think that the United order was properly set up, although
on my own I don't think that I could have done any better.  But I do believe
now that one reason it failed was that there was an attempt to make everyone
equal when they were not.  I do not believe that the UO was truly in tune
with the gospel, because in the gospel, one is rewarded for his efforts;
everyone does not receive the same thing.  The parable of the talents is
right in line with Primary Capitalism, as is the parable of the ten virgins.
A true capitalist emulates Christ by expecting others to do their best,
teaching them to do so, and then making up the temporal difference for those
who try this but fall short.

A primary capitalist pays what is due to all, especially to those whose
ideas helped him along the way.  He pays his debt of gratitude to all.
Tithing is an excellent PC action.

That's all for now.

Jon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 6:27 PM
Subject: [ZION] Freedom versus capitalism


> Would you then say that there is no true freedom in the United
> Order/consecration?  I think a capitalist society is okay, but it is too
> often the case that financial markets replace true freedom, which begins
> not with the pocket book, but with a respect for life and ideas.
>
> K'aya K'ama,
> Gerald/gary  Smith    gszion1 @juno.com    http://www
> .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html
> "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free."  -
> Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
>
> Jon:
> There is much more to this than I have given in this short quip. There
> are
> volumes written on the topic.  But suffice it to say that without true
> capitalism, it is impossible to have freedom.
>
> Of course, you may have a different definition of freedom.  But be
> careful,
> if you do, it had better fit into a larger scheme of things that
> generates
> freedom for all (otherwise called "liberty").
>
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