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Old 2019-05-27, 17:03   #4
Dr Sardonicus
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Originally Posted by Nick View Post
I'm not sure what exactly you mean by leftist.
Are you referring to a scale of equality versus opportunity?
The rich countries with large wealth inequality like the US and UK are the ones where there is enough food for everyone but thousands of children still go hungry.
That does not sound very Christian to me.
Ahh, for the good old days (early 1980's) when there were no hungry people in America! In an interview on December 8, 1983, then Presidential counselor Ed Meese (in)famously answered a question about hunger in America as follows:

Well, I don't know of any authoritative figures that there are hungry children. I've heard a lot of anecdotal stuff, but I haven't heard any authoritative figures, and as a matter of fact, that's one of the reasons why the president appointed a task force on food assistance, to get to the bottom of some of these allegations which have been unsubstantiated until now.
It was widely reported as Meese saying there were no hungry people in America. Not strictly accurate, but his proclamation of ignorance wasn't much better. Not long after, an editorial cartoon appeared (I'm not sure who drew it) showing two men bundled up in the cold, looking down at a man in threadbare garb huddled over a grate by the curb. The caption read, "No, Mr. Meese, he's not hungry. He's dead."

In more recent times, hunger has been completely abolished. There really are no hungry people in America. There are, however, people who are "experiencing food insecurity."

Still, it seems fair to me to wonder whether poor people in the US or UK are any worse off (at least WRT getting enough to eat) than poor people in other countries.

I don't think leftists always hate Christians. The twain have been known to meet, as in "Liberation theology."

It does seem sometimes, though, that some leftists try to assume an air of entitlement to exclusive moral authority, which some Christians also do. So it may be a case of "This town ain't big enough for the both of us."

With the evangelicals backing Il Duce, it seems to me that their moral authority is so general, it has no specific application.
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