social sins

Gandhi identified the most common social sins as being: (1) politics without principle (2) wealth without work (3) pleasure without conscience (4) education without character (5) commerce without morality (6) science without humanity and (7) worship without sacrifice.

Anabaptist theologian David Augsburger responds with his own list: (1) enrich the wealthy at the expense of the poor (2) aid the health industry while ignoring the uninsured (3) honor the greedy and disregard the hungry (4) exploit the earth while polluting the environment (5) peddle armaments while consuming their buyer’s resources (6) condemn poor tyrants while supporting rich despots (7) define their violence as terror and ours as deterrent.

God have mercy.

About Dr. Larry Taylor

Radical Anabaptist, Jesus Freak, Red Letter Christian, sailor, thinker, spiritual director, life coach, pastor, teacher, chaplain, counselor, writer, husband, father, grandfather, dog-sitter

Posted on February 3, 2018, in Christianity. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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