Friday, September 16, 2005

QotD

"Many in every age have disturbed society by stirring up the poor against the rich, and by preaching the popular doctrine that all men ought to be equal. But so long as the world is under the present order of things this universal equality cannot be attained. Those who speak against the vast inequality of men's fates will doubtless never lack an audience; but so long as human nature is what it is, this inequality cannot be prevented.

"Take all the property in our country by force this very day, and divide it equally among the inhabitants. Give every man above the age of twenty an equal portion. Let everyone share and share alike, and begin the world over again. Do this, and see where you would be at the end of fifty years. You would have just come back around to the point where you began. You would find things just as unequal as before. Some would have worked, and some would have been lazy. Some would have always been careless, and some always scheming. Some would have sold, and others would have bought. Some would have wasted, and others would have saved. And the end would be that some would be rich and others poor."

-- J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) in Practical Religion

4 comments:

megabethcom said...

If the gov't resorted to socialism, then I would quit my job and sit around watching daytime tv.

El said...

By the same token, you're probably read of how the debit cards FEMA issued have been used? Think visits to Victoria's Secret, strip clubs, etc. The list is depressing.

Reminds me of P.J. O'Rourk's quote, "You can't cure poverty but giving people money."

TRES CEE said...

some would say, they love their neighbor by giving them money and perfect world, while God gives disaster and poverty and difficcult life, as we shall live by the sweat of our brow, and woman must serve her husband, now the ones that want to change that claim by wanting to change that and trying to change that that they love more than God, are more powerful and greater than God, and have more wisdom then God as God is Good, he is all Knowing and Has all Power in Heaven and Earth, who are these idiots and who is it that gives affront to God himself as if they can even begin to Compete with God and Climb up to where He sits and Sit in His Throne and Who do they think they are,, Amen.

Geek Girl Blonde said...

TRES CEE:

I have absolutely no clue what you just said.