[sword-devel] conversations with Stallman

Chris sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 21 Dec 2001 17:06:51 +1100

>While I think there are
>practical benefits to the O.S. movement, I believe their is an ideology or
>better a philosophy that tends to undergird it which is unbiblical, 
So how do you feel about  Acts 2:44, "All the believers were together 
and had everything in common." ?

>that is,
>to own something is wrong.  The socialist view is very analogous to an ant
>colony or bee hive.  Each ant or bee means nothing it only the nest or hive
>that is important.  This view stems from its evolutionary roots. 
Socialism is nothing to do with evolution or a theory that individuals 
mean nothing.
In fact it raises the status of the individual more so than capitalism 
because it says
that individuals are valuable and a part of society irrespective of 
their pure
economic contribution. It also says that the value of an individual is 
not related
to supply and demand economics. Capitalism says that an individual has no
value unless they produce something that people will pay for.

No, the problems of socialism tend to fall in the practical 
considerations, rather
than the moral (or biblical).