Jesus was a socialist


Indeed. According to the Bible Jesus cared far more about the poor, the sick, the criminals, the outcasts, the prostitutes then he did for the rich and powerful. Indeed, on numerous occasions he himself would tend to them, would wash their feet.

He chose forgiveness and understanding over punishment. Even for those that betrayed him.

He said “It is easier to pass a camel through the eye of a needle then for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven”

He, on numerous occasions fed the masses. He healed the sick…..

 

His father on the other hand must have been a capitalist. Total authoritarian requiring complete subserviance. One who espoused vengeance and famously asked Abraham to kill his son to illustrate his subserviance.

 

And herein lies the problem. While millions of americans profess to love and follow jesus, they can’t escape the fear and violence of his “father”…and far too often rather then emmulating Jesus’ message of peace, love, and understanding, they pass on the history of fear, vengeance, and intollerance.

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I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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6 Responses to Jesus was a socialist

  1. Pingback: HOW A PROSTITUTE SHOWED HUMILITY AND LOVE TO JESUS « Vine and Branch World Ministries

  2. Xajow says:

    No part of your post gives any reason why Jesus should be considered a socialist. Yes, Jesus healed the sick and fed the hungry from time to time. He did not, however, preach that the way to help the ill, hungry and needy was to take money away from other people first. And your categorization of God the Father as capitalist makes even less sense.

  3. What Xajow said, and furthermore, knowing the socio-political setting of Jesus’ time and the early church shows that you are wrong. Socialism in any modern sense was never taught by the early church, and Jesus did not come to reform politics, but people.

    Your caricature of the Father can only be true if you beg the question and deny His deity in the first place. God is Holy, Just, Loving, and the Creator; thus you and I are in total obligation to Him; we are accountable to Him. God did not test Abraham’s “subserviance” (sic) but His faith. As God, it was perfectly in His “right” to do so.

    We escape God’s wrath because His wrath against our sin was poured out upon the Sinless One. Intolerance? How are Christians intolerant? All I hear are leftists demanding that our freedom of speech and faith be taken away by the state.

    • Ok- first of all, you ~do~ realize this was, shall we say, tongue in cheek? (and yes, I am smart enough to know that no modern political system existed at the time Jesus supposedly roamed the earth.

      But the underlying point stands. According to the bible Jesus said “that which you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me”. He was constantly concerned with the plight of the poor, the sick and infirm, the elderly. He was for selflessness not selfishness. The very ideals at the root of socialism. (yes- despite marx- and despite what men have, in some cases done with his ideas, this is still the root)

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