[Marxism] WaPo: From Jesus’ socialism to capitalistic Christianity

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 23:00:53 MDT 2011


"The pro-capitalist Christians who are aware of these passages wave
them away even though it is the only explicit description of Christian
economics in the Bible.

"To get just how central collectivism is to Christian canon, consider
that the Bible contains the first description of socialism in history.
Anti-socialist Christians also claim that the Biblical version was
voluntary. Aside from it being obvious that the biblical version of
God was not the anti-socialist Christian capitalists commonly proclaim
he was, some dark passages in Acts indicate how deeply pro-socialist
the New Testament deity is. Chapter 5 details how when a church member
fails to turn over all his property to the church 'he fell down and
died,' when his wife later did the same 'she fell down… and died…
Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these
events.'lbo

"Dear readers, does this not sound like a form of
terror-enforced-communism imposed by a God who thinks that Christians
who fail to join the collective are worthy of death? Not only is
socialism a Christian invention, so is its extreme communistic
variant."

http://wapo.st/o1AP4k

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"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure
mægen lytlað."




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