One of the hallmarks of capitalism is innovation. Of course this is assuming that the only motivation to be innovative is to make money. There are countless people who are innovative either for personal or societal goals. Nikola Tesla comes to mind. Of course people like this usually get there ideas stolen from them.
One of the things I miss about living out west was the creative slogans on business signs. I have seen some of that in the south but not as frequent.
I saw more innovation living among the “poor” in Phoenix. That is some of the people who rode bikes putting motors on them. Of course when I looked up the first motorcycle, that is actually how it was invented.
There are some inventors, maybe more than we know whose only goal was to better humanity. Until some capitalist came along and profited from their idea. We probably never would have heard of these great minds if that hadn’t happened.
The way our monetary system works today, money no longer feels like freedom. In fact people all over are finding creative ways to live and do things just to save a buck here and there. From finding creative ways to beat the rent to even burying their relatives to beat burial costs.
Surrendering yourself to the Divine will doesn’t mean giving up your individual autonomy
You still have power and dominion over your own life
There has to be a God because only divine providence can keep each from destroying ourselves and the planet
Jesus is not coming back to set up an earthly kingdom. That kingdom is spiritual and invisible. The material world is more of a Luciferan playground.
This place can be either heaven or hell, depending on how many people are aligned with the Divine will. We can’t judge who is and who isn’t because we can’t see people’s hearts.
Although we can get an idea who is led by the spirit by their actions, we can’t assume they are lost just because they believe differently. God is much bigger than that. Even “His” name is man-made. Not to mention pre-supposed gender. Truly, the Lord works in mysterious ways.
We do have freewill. Wisdom is just reverence for the Divine which helps us to make the best choice for our individual lives. Most people don’t believe in this so they trend towards evolution or Calvinism.
It is ironic how we are free though people have the power to take our freedom away from us.
What are the two things that man secretly longs for? I’ll give a hint, it is not the things of the world. It is peace and freedom. We slave away for our freedom (the irony of working 70+ hours a week to be free, if you don’t die first). We kill for freedom, which is sometimes true though there is more to war than just fighting for freedom.
The Bible says everything we need is in the Spirit, or Christ or whatever you call it. It is righteousness, joy, and peace, Being lead by the spirit provides all three; knowing your purpose in life is to live in harmony with the Creator, forever and have assurance of a life beyond this one.
I have heard that joy and happiness are not the same thing. Actually joy is true happiness.
Although just because I may not be able to support the greedy motives behind the warmongering doesn’t mean I shouldn’t support the troops who risked their lives. Not really sure just who’s freedom they are actually fighting for sometimes.
With all these entertainers running for President, how about we elect Chuck Norris? He will take care of all wars by himself.
The biggest mystery in life is whether or not we have freewill? Most people assume we don’t. Life would often appear to the unenlightened to be predestined. This just means we have no control which means life just happens to us Talk about mental slavery. Your rulers and masters will have a field day with this because they will use it to control you. Until you develop enough spiritual discernment to break free and learn to rule yourself.
In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, self-reliance is really just a God-reliance.
We have freewill but our will is enslaved to our materialistic desires. Even Paul claimed to always do what he didn’t want to do and being unable to do what he wanted.
In the book of Genesis, God told Cain that if he did right God would bless him, but if did wrong then sin would lay in wait, crouching at his door. It was Cain’s choice.
We make our own choices in life, even if our motivations are buried in the subconcious mind.
If we are not free then we are a slave. Paul talks about being a slave to God. This just means a slave to righteousness since that is where righteousness comes from. A slave to doing the right thing, which is basically just trusting God for wisdom to make the best, common sense choice.
Yes, common sense is just intuitive divine wisdom No wonder in a godless world it is declining. You make your own choices and even if it’s the wrong one, if you are putting the Divine will first, then He brings something good out of it.