Was Jesus a socialist?
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Yes they would, it's called charity.
Charity is the opposite of capitalism. The aim of capitalism is not to give your money away. That's called socialism.
Right wingers give way more to charity than fat communists in their mommy's basement.
No they don't. The "charities" right wingers donate to are churches. In other words, not charities.
Right wingers give to charity because it's tax deductible and it LOOKS to customers (and potential customers), that they are willing to "share their wealth". That they get it back on the other end rarely registers with the "customers".
I'm not saying there aren't SOME capitalists who have a not-too-greedy-heart, but, where would the country be without "minorities"?? ;-)
Would a socialist God say "You shall not steal", and "You shall not covet"? How about the fact that socialism and religious liberty cannot coexist. Hard working people have the right to their own walletts. I have no problem with charity for people that CAN'T work full time, but those who CAN DON'T have the right to worker's walletts! We are Taxed Enough Already, and need far less government. Keep your laws off of people's wallets, you theif.
What would you know, you're not a Christian
I know that, once upon a time, people thought the Roman Catholic Church was a charity. Until it became the most powerful institution on Earth, began ruling Europe, torturing scientists and chasing young women through woods who would later be burned at the stake.
Does that answer your question?
It would be hard to argue that he wasn't a left wing liberal … wouldn't it?? Care for the ill, help and feed the poor, make it hard for a rich man to get to heaven, etc.. I love what Jesus was alleged to be. We need more like him, rather than rich men who use women and pay them to shut up, think shooting women and children in the legs, who are running to SAVE those children (and themselves), from gangs. But that's just me and Jesus, and people LIKE us, who care for humanity whether they have some money or not.
I've always felt kind of sorry for you, it seems you've been through a lot, but, lately you've been pretty vicious and derogatory to even the Christians on the left. You seem to think the only "Christians" are the radical evangelicals on the right who DON'T like helping people … like Jesus, allegedly, wanted. Are you SURE you want THAT kind of "Christianity"? I MUCH PREFER HIS socio-liberal Christianity to the greedy, un-caring, authoritarian type of right wing, non-Jesus-like-religion THEY (and you), think of as "Christian". You are a sad case. :-(
Yes we need more like Jesus who would be screaming at these Pro abortion Democrats keeping it legal to kill babies God knows in the womb.
Jesus could have been aborted under Liberal Democrat values.
Go spew your helping the poor garbage to someone who does not know what you truly stand for.
Yeh, you support taking money from others to help the poor, while never donating your own money to help the poor. It's always someone else who should pay. THAT'S NOT CHARITY!
God said we should voluntarily donate our money to help the poor. Nothing to do with Government.
It's pretty rich listening to hypocrite non Christians like telling Christians the correct way to be a Christian.
Newsflash... YOU DO NOT KNOW GOD and you are going to sit there preaching to Christians on how they should be?
That socio-liberal so called Christianity you speak of totally ignores most of what the Bible talks about. They have created their own Progressive cult. Sure you would like those people better because they do not speak out against people like you supporting the killing of even viable unborn babies when voting for Democrats.
God tells people to help the poor, not government!
I happen to think it's "pretty rich" listening to someone who "knows god" …. from the books s/he's read and from the brainwashing s/he's been indoctrinated by. You, or nobody else, has "met God, or Jesus for that matter, except in their own mind. Even YOU have to admit THAT … or lie. Religion is a course you take where you flunk out if you get the answers RIGHT! It's an invisible product sold by salesmen that are either unscrupulous or have swallowed that "invisible product" themselves …. like a drug! I would remind you AGAIN that there are just as many, IF NOT MORE, "Christians on the "progressive side", and the black and Hispanic ones are usually FAR MORE DEVOUT than you whitey righties! (And FAR more Jesus-like :-)!
I may not be a believer, that doesn't mean I haven't "studied the product"! YOU act like NOTHING I remember reading about Jesus … NOTHING! Don't worry, there is NOTHING in this "Righteous" government that the Jesus I read about would help …. the Righteous government that doesn't give a rats ass about the poor, the ill or those driven from their homeland HOPING that the U.S. would save them from rape, robbery, indoctrination and death …. like the Jesus I read about would! (Ignore THAT :-)!