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  •  Quotes like this... (2+ / 0-)

    ...actually serve the interests of the status quo.  If you can convince poor people that they'll get justice and their reward in the afterlife, it's a great way to keep them from demanding justice now.  

    •  Fair point. (2+ / 0-)
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      KathleenM1, PSzymeczek

      The April 16, 2012 cover story in Time magazine noted that the traditional evangelical view of the afterlife could easily be construed as a message to the poor to know their place and expect some sort of compensatory damages when they got to heaven.

      Authors like N.T. Wright, discussed at length in the Time article, have attacked this view and suggested that people need to get busy now, making this world a better and fairer place.

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