Also, can anyone tell me one succesful socialist government to date???
There hasn't even been a totally socialist government, one has never existed. However in my opinion, full blown Socialism doesn't work on a National scale, however, it does work on a local level.
They are all in shambles economically & thier people no longer worship in churches because they are spirutually bankrupt.
If you look at the world today, almost every nation is spiritually bankrupt, at least every Western nation is!
America, on the other hand is probably the most christian nation on earth at this point, also being very capitalistic.
I really don't know about that, I'll have to look into it. Perhpas percentage wise there are more Americans that claim to be Christian, but certainly our culture is not a Christian one. Our culture is a culture of death, totally baptized in sin.
I would rather allow people to follow christ's teachings of being a cheerful giver on thier own accord than having done by government force.
Not all people want to be cheerful givers. So many these days have turned money into a god - this form of idolatry is most comon here in America. So many are so deep in greed that giving is the last thing on their mind, esp if its just for the "less fortunate".
You should go live in Canada, Sweden, France or Brussels & come back & tell us you still love socialism.
I actualy lived in Canada for little over year, a while back, and have been to Sweeden, really isn't all that bad.
So, I guess I'm in the middle. I don't beleive in socialism because it contradicts christian principles, but I also don't beleive in full blown capitalism.
What exactly about socialism contradicts Christian principles?