Jesus was a commie...

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    ...or at least his teachings seem to be considerably more consistent with socialist ideology than capitalist ideology.

    So how come there aren't more Christian socialists?
     
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    Because Rome liked wealth?
     
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    Perhaps it's because not enough socialists believe Jesus was God made flesh?
     
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    That still doesn't explain why more people that do believe Jesus was God made flesh aren't socialist.
     
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    You should have asked a different question then.
     
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    I thought I did. But upon re-reading it I see your point.

    So let me restate: How come there aren't more socialist Christians.
     
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    Have you been to South America recently?
     
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    No
     
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    What.. you didn't know about that 5% markup on every fish and loaf at the sermon on the mount?



    Actually, this is a decent question considering the source. My answer is that many, many christians use dogma for the sake of validating a personal identity rather than any real application of the words of jebus. Pharisee christians, in other words. always looking for a loophole to rationalize what they want to do rather than what their bible tells them to behave. Watching otherwise self-identified christians bitch about the lower class and welfare never becomes less ironic than it is.
     
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    I had read somewhere that Jesus referred to helping the poor several hundred times and condemned homosexuality only once.

    Don't know if its true or not, but it would probably mean Jesus is more a socialist.
     

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