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Bangladesh: The high cost of our low standards

David Greusel

Esther Aspling
May 17, 2013

I've been taking a hard look at our purchases as a family.
While I've found amazing companies to shop through, I can no longer find enjoyment walking through the mall or my favorite discount store.
I don't want to be another cog in the machine of corruption.

http://forthisisthetime.com/

TimF
May 17, 2013

Corruption is a core doctrine of the church that Christ came to solve? No, the church didn't even exist until after he died and rose again. Is our personal corruption a problem he came to solve, though? Sure thing.

The church is called to battle corruption too. We are his witness, light and salt to the world. More light and more salt will expose the type of corruption you list here for the putrid malefaction it is.

Good job getting us thinking about this, David.

Cheers,
Tim

P.S. Here's my take on our ethical duties in the Bangladesh crisis: http://timfall.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/what-price-ethics-ask-a-bangladeshi/

David Greusel
May 17, 2013

Tim, the sentence you quote could be understood to refer to either personal corruption or corruption of society as a whole. I tend to see it as both. We are of course corrupt individually, but the sum of our individual corruptions is a corrupt society. Sorry if my meaning was unclear.

TimF
May 17, 2013

Got it. Thanks for the clarification, David.

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