Someone shared this link with me today. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/is-jesus-christ-a-socialist/

 

It's a good read but the best part was the poll at the bottom of the article:
"Do you think Jesus was a socialist?"

 

If you have a minute, cast your vote today!

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Comment by Jeremy Raines on August 18, 2011 at 11:26pm
@Lorien

Way to ruin a good hypothetical with your "objective reality!" :)
Comment by Brady on August 18, 2011 at 5:32pm
@Lorien That's like saying Captain Ahab didn't chase after a great whale. haha. We all know it's fiction but c'mon cut me some slack.
Comment by Steph S. on August 18, 2011 at 5:02pm
I would have to agree with Lorien.
Comment by Lorien on August 18, 2011 at 4:37pm
Jesus was not a socialist because he never existed!
Comment by Ava Wilson on August 18, 2011 at 1:26pm

I've already addressed this issue on my blog post "Why are Christians conservative?". http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/why-are-christians-conse...

 

He wasn't a socialist because socialists believe in government. Jesus clearly did not believe that human government had much of a place to say anything. He fits the definition of a libertarian socialist, which is just short of anarchism (in that they do believe in a MINIMAL form of government) with socialist function. That is, sharing everything, the wealthy give to the poor, et cetera.

Comment by Jeremy Raines on August 18, 2011 at 1:17pm

Here's the modern American Christian logic:

 

If "A," Jesus loves America, and "B," America is not socialist, then "C," Jesus cannot possibly be socialist.

 

It's called projection. Jesus was a monarchist to the royalty of medieval Europe. Jesus is a communist to many eastern Europeans and hippies. And Jesus is a democratic republican to most Americans. Of note, the Bible gives us reasons to believe all of these claims.

Comment by Brady on August 18, 2011 at 11:19am
I felt obligated to comment on that article. Here is what I had to say:

"Jesus was a socialist. What kind of government will be formed in heaven?

Someone has mentioned that in a perfect world there would be no need for government assistance because everyone would give to charity anyways.

Well, where are all these so called Christians that are giving their extra hard earned money to the poor and needy now?

I know the answer, they don’t have extra money because they are spending it on: big screen tvs, cell phones, iPods, iPads, computers, laptops, high-speed internet, XBox, Playstations, cable tv, magazine subscriptions, nice homes in safe neighborhods, leasing cars, taking out car loans, multiple cars, day care, traveling on vacations, plastic surgery, trending clothes, fast food, organic foods, microwaves, refrigerators, and jewelry.

Yep, that sounds like the kind of things Jesus would want his followers to speed extra money on when it could have went to help starving children and the less fortunate.

It sounds like all these Christians that are saying, “Jesus is not a socialist”, want their spoils without the guilt."

Comment by Steph S. on August 18, 2011 at 11:01am
I voted -- they should of had a choice to vote on whether you believed jesus was real or not.

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