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March 20, 2010

What does "Social Justice" mean today?


David Sessions
Glenn Beck Urges Listeners to Leave Churches That Preach Social Justice

Bill Press
Glenn Beck hates Christians!

Sarah Pulliam Bailey
NYT: All of Christendom condemns Glenn Beck

Religion scholars say the term “social justice” was probably coined in the 1800s, codified in encyclicals by successive popes and adopted widely by Protestant churches in the 1900s.

The concept is that Christians should not merely give to the poor, but also work to correct unjust conditions that keep people poor. Many Christians consider it a recurring theme in Scripture.

A very similar non-Biblical saying (from Confucius) that has been adapted by many Christians, but cynically said by Jay Leno goes like this:
  • "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
  • Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
  • Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak.
The phrase "social justice", like the "teach a man to fish" phrase, was at one time considered the very description of Christianity.

In other words: it is deemed Christian to give to the poor, but deemed even more Christian to teach the poor how to be as successful as you are, when you give to the poor.

And then the Nazis, the Communists, and the Bill Presses of the world stole this good phrase "social justice" as they tend to do and turned it inside out, so that the word "social justice" now means big government control over your life

Glen Beck
Compares "Social Justice" to
Nazism and Communism

By the nature of Christianity,
Christians are small government activists

Christians cannot fulfill their Christian duty to give their wealth to the poor, if they allow government to take all their wealth first. This is true even if they believe they are delegating to government their Christian duty to provide for the poor.

The more money Christians keep away from the government, the more money they can give to Christian charity.

Glen Beck is correct.

Social Justice is code words for socialism, not Christianity.

You can read further at The Problem.
You can read further at Guide to "Checks and Balances".
You can read further at The Solution.
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