Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The End of Mercy?

This past weekend I attended the Austrian Scholars Conference at the Mises Institute, Auburn AL. There were many excellent papers there and I need time to digest them all; nevertheless a line of reasoning hit me that I have to share. It comes from Paul Cleveland's paper, "Social Justice: Neither Social nor Just." The argument runs like this:

The people who are pushing for "Social Justice" have tried to make Mercy a part of Justice. (We see this everywhere. We see this whenever there is a call for a government program to "help the less fortunate.")

However, Mercy is unmeritted.

Therefore, Mercy cannot be apart of Justice.

Thus the Social Justice-ers are destroying Mercy.



Post a Comment