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user-inactivated  ·  2216 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What became of the Christian intellectuals?

Aristocrats don't need their peasants breeding like rabbits and thinking toil is good for them because original sin; America isn't an agrarian economy anymore. Capitalists don't need preachers telling people wage slavery is good for them because original sin, there isn't a viable alternative so the proles' misery doesn't matter and economists do a better job keeping the professional class in line. There are no Christian intellectuals because there is no need for Christian intellectuals, there are more effective means of social control now. Fear not. the fist is still made of iron, it just has a different paint job.