Christian vs. Totalitarian Morality

By R. J. Rushdoony
December 08, 2017

We can contrast the ethics of anxiety with the ethics of faith. Faith trusts in God, that all will work together for good. The ethics of anxiety believes that because everything is in man’s hands, therefore we cannot even sleep because we have got to figure out a way; everything depending on us, we have to come up with the answers, we have to work things out. And of course the result is sleeplessness, because anxiety is concerned with all the possibilities, turning them over endlessly, as though all the possibilities are human options.