Ludwig von Mises: "Only stilted pedants can conceive the idea that there are absolute norms to tell what is beautiful and what is not. They try to derive from the works of the past a code of rules with which, as they fancy, the writers and artists of the future should comply. But the genius does not cooperate with the pundit." - Theory and History
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|Ludwig von Mises||Since the third century Christianity has always served simultaneously those who supported the social order and those who wished to overthrow it. . . . It is the same today: Christianity fights both for and against Socialism.||Socialism|| p. 378||Christianity
|Ludwig von Mises||It was not the Syllabus of Pope Pius IX that paved the way for the return of intolerance and the persecution of dissenters. It was the writings of the socialists.||Theory and History|| p. 68||Christianity
|Ludwig von Mises||Christian Socialism is none the less Socialism.||Socialism|| p. 382||Christianity
|Ludwig von Mises||Christianity has acquiesced in slavery and polygamy, has practically canonized war, has, in the name of the Lord, burnt heretics and devastated countries.||Socialism|| pp. 397-98||Christianity
|Ludwig von Mises||Virtually all the Christian churches and sects have espoused the principles of socialism and interventionism.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 120||Christianity
|Ludwig von Mises||Protestantism is no more a safeguard of freedom than Catholicism. The ideal of liberalism is the complete separation of church and state, and tolerance--without any regard to differences among the churches.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 30||Christianity