Was Jesus Christ a socialist?

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    I have been looking more and more into exactly what he said and from what I can gather, I think he would have been called a socialist by some now days..




    1. Jesus owned nothing. 2. Jesus argued for the dissolution of the family and the establishment of communes. 3. Jesus loved all people regardless of ethnicity or class. 4. Jesus revolted against the imperial government, established religion and finance capitalism (usury). 5. Jesus taught that we should act as one body, one blood. 6. Jesus taught that his kingdom (ie nation state) is in the heart and not below the feet. 7. Jesus taught that we should fight for Justice and 'turn the other cheek' to petty morality. 8. Jesus was a laborer and a teacher. 9. Jesus practiced healing and forgiveness. 10. Jesus taught that you can't be an imperialist and a disciple at the same time.

    SoulCast - 10 Reasons Jesus was a Socialist

    No mention of co pay though..hmmmm.
     
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    Jesus was for sure a bleeding heart liberal for his time and a revoloutionary as far as the established church was concerned. It got him crucified.
     
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    I'm more concerned about who are socialists or support socialism now than from 2000 years ago.
     
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    Me too? Who is supporting socialism now days?
     
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    I would agree if you could link me to a trend of these type threads.

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    I stated that broadly, I'm not accusing anyone. Personally, I think terms are misused, we are closer to corporate fascism than socialism,imho.
     
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    A clear case of the devil quoting scripture.

    A badly informed devil.


    He was not involved in treason against Rome. His main message concerned the excessive formalism of Jewish practice at the time and triumph of religiosity over faith.
     
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    JESUS WAS THE SON OF MAN...The Invocation of GOD incarnate upon the Earth and didn't care a WIT of Man's politics. *INCLUDING YOURS ZONA*
     
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    Ah....
     

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