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  1. Very interesting. This is the first I am hearing this.

    What I find most interesting is that the Pilgrims, being religiously motivated, would probably have the best chance for Communism working. That is, I think that they are the most likely to be motivated to working for the Lord as opposed to working for the state. And yet, they still couldn’t make it work.

    Once you remove the motivation of highly religious people working for God, you’re left with secular people working for the ‘state’. I don’t think such people would be motivated to produce, either.

    The only place where I can think that anything close to ‘communism’ works is in religious communities (e.g. Catholic monasteries), which are entered into on a voluntary basis with much discernment and always with an open door out.

    Comment by GW — November 21, 2012 @ 11:32 am

  2. Your point that not even strong Christians can overcome the frailties of human nature in a communal environment is a huge one, esp since so many churches seem to aspire to all-are-equal-in-every-aspect societies which don’t work and have never worked.

    Comment by Tom — November 21, 2012 @ 11:39 am

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