Posted: March 4, 2014
The reason for religion, apart from revelation,
is in the nature of a man’s life; and the reason
the Marxian cannot find it is because he must
limit a man’s life to a man’s living.
Take away the family from the heart of society and
you are left with a heartless hedonism. And since
hedonism is selfishness without limits, it is the very
antithesis of the self-limitation necessary for the
restoration of economic and political sanity.
A society in which the mass of men have no
experience of ownership, a society where the
mass of men would dread, or even if they did
not dread would blunder in, the responsibilities
of ownership, a society in which the mass are
long used to living upon a regular and frequently
recurring dole, the security of which and the
sufficiency of which are their chief practical
and daily concern occupying the whole of their
lives, is a society which sees in Socialism
the short-cut to its ideals.