chapter  4
The dialectics of fallen nature
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Since much of this chapter is to be frankly speculative, I shall start from some familiar features of disputes between Christians and Marxists. A paradox often arises in such disputes: arguing about politics, the Marxist projects immense improvements as a result of socialism. Not only class exploitation and poverty, but crime, domestic discord and violence, and even mental illness, are often said to be capable of abolition. The Christian remains sceptical: original sin or fallenness would remain, and give rise to numerous evils, even if the best social arrangements were achieved.