Christian Theism in Bastiat’s “That Which is Seen and That Which is Not Seen”

This caught my eye as I read Bastiat’s famous essay yesterday:

But things have been so admirably arranged by the Divine inventor of social order, that in this, as in everything else, political economy and morality, far from clashing, agree; and the wisdom of Aristus is not only more dignified, but still more profitable, than the folly of Mondor. And when I say profitable, I do not mean only profitable to Aristus, or even to society in general, but more profitable to the workmen themselves-to the trade of the time.

To prove it, it is only necessary to turn the mind’s eye to those hidden consequences of human actions, which the bodily eye does not see.

Sounds more like a personal, intimate Creator than the far-off watch-maker of the Deists.

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