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    Plagiarized Work by Michael Soto.

    I love how he points out that

    The "city on a hill" metaphor was first applied to this continent in 1630 by Puritan minister John Winthrop as he and his flock sailed to America aboard the Arbella.  "For wee must consider that wee shall be as a citty upon a hill," Winthrop preached to his shipmates.  "The eies of all people are uppon us. Soe that if wee shall deale falsely with our God in this worke wee haue undertaken, and soe cause him to withdrawe his present help from us, wee shall be made a story and a by-word through the world."  The "work" that Winthrop espouses throughout the sermon is nothing less than a sharp repudiation of English mercantilism and an embrace of a New English communism.  Yes, Winthrop was a small "c" communist; his "Model of Christian Charity" sermon reads the Bible in a manner that anticipates Marx’s "from each ... to each" sloganeering:  "thou must give [thy brother] according to his necessity," Winthrop instructs, "rather then lend him as he requires."

    Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

    by EdgedInBlue on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 09:36:52 AM PDT

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