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April 08, 2013

The Sermon on the Mound

In May 1988 Margaret Thatcher addressed the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (video at the link).

In the address, Thatcher offered a theological justification for her ideas on capitalism and the market economy. She claimed "Christianity is about spiritual redemption, not social reform" and she quoted St Paul by saying "If a man will not work he shall not eat". 'Choice' played a significant part in Thatcherite reforms and Thatcher claimed choice was also Christian by stating that Christ chose to lay down his life and that all individuals have the God-given right to choose between good and evil.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 8, 2013 10:27 AM