Russell Kirk said, "Our twentieth-century world has experienced the hideous consequences of the collapse of belief in a moral order." If we in society exchange belief in objective morality --a transcendent moral order-- for clever sophism is indubitably to commit moral suicide.
Kuyper provides a Biblical answer to poverty; a nuanced position to include the collective and the individual. Poverty is neither new, nor always a result of sin, but it must be addressed by the compassionate Christian.
Critical theory seeks to obliterate differences of status and power since all differences are purely and artificially constructed not by God, but by man. The question remains, "Can critical theory escape its own claims?"
Rawls seems to have thought that one must choose between believing in an omnipotent and good God who cares for human beings or hoping for a more just world through human effort. Choosing the first meant resigning oneself to living in a world filled with egotism and evil.