Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Vices Are Not Crimes by Murray Rothbard

1 comment:

  1. This was excellent. Never had I heard of the different branches of morality defined like this--pietistic and liturgical. I love this topic of morality and liberty. This was good dope.

    "What Kleppner and others have shown is that the political ideas of Americans can be reduced, with almost remarkable precision, back to their religious attitudes and beliefs. In particular, their political and economic views depend on the degree to which they conform to the two basic poles of Christian belief: pietistic or liturgical (although the latter might be amended to liturgical plus doctrinal). Pietistic, by the 19th century, meant all groups of Protestants except Episcopalian, High Church Lutheran, and orthodox Calvinist; liturgical meant the latter plus Roman Catholic. (And "pietistic" attitudes, often included deist and atheist.)"

    Here's the text: http://mises.org/daily/3867