Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A correction to a previous post

I had implied in my previous post that perhaps government assistance in areas like Social Security and Medicare would not be necessary if Christians were more generous. That assumes that Christians have it in their power to make it the case that we don't need these things, and that is not what I wanted to argue. I do not claim that the need for these things is the fault of Christians generally. I would make the general point that Christians should probably do better than we do in dealing with poverty, but I will not claim that Christian moral failure makes it necessary for anti-poverty government institutions to exist.

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