When GK Chesterton is proclaimed a Saint...
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Yes, perhaps he will be sainted...for trying desperately to Christianize a formally condemned system...socialism.  Thanks to the great eater...we have to deal with folks who actually think socialism can be baptized...and declared THE Catholic way. 
 :bubbles:
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(02-18-2011, 05:04 AM)Underdog Wrote: Yes, perhaps he will be sainted...for trying desperately to Christianize a formally condemned system...socialism.  Thanks to the great eater...we have to deal with folks who actually think socialism can be baptized...and declared THE Catholic way. 
 :bubbles:

I love a lot of his quips. But I never got his trying to baptize... what was it called distributism. Now the Pope and all the other Catholic socialists can point to him. :pigeons:
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I'm not impressed with "distributism" either, but I don't think it was an attempt to baptize socialism in the Marxist sense.  English Distributism was an unsuccessful attempt to undo the damage done by the execrable Henry VIII when he stole the monastery lands and gave them to his friends in the nobility, resulting in the pauperization of the farmers.  It was a reaction against Reformation thievery, not against free enterprise in the proper sense. 

Chesterton's greatness was not as an economic theorist, but as a man who demonstrated that Catholicism is sane and that materialism and modernism are insane. 
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(02-18-2011, 05:04 AM)Underdog Wrote: Yes, perhaps he will be sainted...for trying desperately to Christianize a formally condemned system...socialism.  Thanks to the great eater...we have to deal with folks who actually think socialism can be baptized...and declared THE Catholic way. 
 :bubbles:
Well, he is certainly preferable to people who think Laissez-faire capitalism can be baptized.
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(02-18-2011, 03:08 PM)Crusading Philologist Wrote: Well, he is certainly preferable to people who think Laissez-faire capitalism can be baptized.
:w2go:
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(02-18-2011, 03:08 PM)Crusading Philologist Wrote:
(02-18-2011, 05:04 AM)Underdog Wrote: Yes, perhaps he will be sainted...for trying desperately to Christianize a formally condemned system...socialism.  Thanks to the great eater...we have to deal with folks who actually think socialism can be baptized...and declared THE Catholic way. 
 :bubbles:
Well, he is certainly preferable to people who think Laissez-faire capitalism can be baptized.

Agreed.  Love the Eliot quote in your sig line, by the way...
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(02-18-2011, 10:40 AM)spasiisochrani Wrote: Chesterton's greatness was not as an economic theorist, but as a man who demonstrated that Catholicism is sane and that materialism and modernism are insane. 

Yeah i can go along with that.
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(02-18-2011, 03:08 PM)Crusading Philologist Wrote:
(02-18-2011, 05:04 AM)Underdog Wrote: Yes, perhaps he will be sainted...for trying desperately to Christianize a formally condemned system...socialism.  Thanks to the great eater...we have to deal with folks who actually think socialism can be baptized...and declared THE Catholic way. 
 :bubbles:
Well, he is certainly preferable to people who think Laissez-faire capitalism can be baptized.

You have a problem with the Government staying out of peoples way?
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(02-18-2011, 10:19 PM)Baskerville Wrote:
(02-18-2011, 03:08 PM)Crusading Philologist Wrote:
(02-18-2011, 05:04 AM)Underdog Wrote: Yes, perhaps he will be sainted...for trying desperately to Christianize a formally condemned system...socialism.  Thanks to the great eater...we have to deal with folks who actually think socialism can be baptized...and declared THE Catholic way. 
 :bubbles:
Well, he is certainly preferable to people who think Laissez-faire capitalism can be baptized.

You have a problem with the Government staying out of peoples way?
Only when it should be in people's way
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(02-18-2011, 05:04 AM)Underdog Wrote: Yes, perhaps he will be sainted...for trying desperately to Christianize a formally condemned system...socialism.  Thanks to the great eater...we have to deal with folks who actually think socialism can be baptized...and declared THE Catholic way. 
 :bubbles:

Excuse me? Have you read Rerum Novarum? Was Pope Leo XIII a heretic?
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