Capitalism and Christianity

In Capitalism, you are bound to this system de facto by the sacrifices that your forefathers before you have done, and this is enforced by religion, specifically Christianity, inducing sacrifice as a virtue.

Thus, you are guilty, you are sinful, and need to repent, by maintaining or enforcing the status quo.

In capitalism, you are guilty by virtue of being born within capitalism, if you enjoy any form of capital, you are guilty.

This is enforced by Christianity, because in Christianity if you are Christian or enjoy the benefits of being Christian, you are sinful by fact of the original sin.

Christianity has manipulated the ontic character of guilt in humans and have used it as a pseudo-will to power over the conscience (If you want to go to heaven, you must follow the rules).

Capitalism has manipulated the ontic character of guilt in humans and have used it as a pseudo-will to power over the conscience (If you want to enjoy capital, you must follow the rules).

In Christianity, the relationship is that of sacrifice and fault – the conscience is at fault and thus a sacrifice is made resulting in guilt.

In Capitalism, the relationship is that of creditor and debtor – the conscience is in debt and thus a credit is made resulting in guilt.

In both Christianity and Capitalism forgiveness is the key to salvation. Forgiveness by authority thus becomes the object of the will, it clings to the authority for every maneuver of life.

If you are forgiven by God, you go to heaven. If you are forgiven by your creditor, you have no more debts.

In both cases, your internal guilt is lifted and wiped clean from your conscience.

However, if that is the criterion of conscience, it would mean the end of conscience as we know it by definition.

Thus, it can be confirmed that conscience is simply a mode of being or another way to live.

However, in retrospect, we are in relation to others insofar as we exist in a community of other living beings.

Thus, conscience becomes the de facto mode of being within society, while the non-conscience being seems to inhibit the idea of a truly individual being, one who exists in a world all by themselves.

Random thoughts.

-CK

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