Sixteen reasons Jesus was a communist/socialist

February 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm (politics)

  1. He threw the moneychangers out of the temple and called them thieves. They were just ordinary businessmen in a laissez-faire economy. (From Mark 11:15-19, et al.)
  2. He said “…I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24.)
  3. He encouraged people to give everything they could with the promise that God would support everyone in need. Just like socialism. (Matthew 19:21.)
  4. He promoted turning the other cheek. (Matthew 5:38-42.)
  5. He expressed the great desire for love for your enemy. (Matthew 5:44.)
  6. The beatitudes such as “…woe unto you that are rich!” (Luke 6:24), “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5), Matthew 5:9‘s “Blessed are the peacemakers…”, and the declaration that the merciful “shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5:7).
  7. He would have favored bailing out the poor who could not afford their subprime mortages. Part of Jesus’ discourse on ostentation, he mentions forgiveness for the poor’s debts and the poor’s forgiveness to the debtors. (Matthew 6:12.)
  8. Also apart of the Lord’s Prayer, he specifically states “Give us this day our daily bread.” (Matthew 6:11.) Here, he speaks of food freely given to him, as in the poor have an entitlement to handouts.
  9. There’s a prophecy in Isaiah 40:3-5 (specifically v. 4) that states “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low…” According to http://www.godandscience.org/apologe…chr.html#intro (look for the section entitled “the way prepared”), this prophecy is fulfilled in Luke 3:3-6 (again specifically looking at v. 5) when Luke describes Jesus preaching about baptism as a means of remission of sins. Some scholors have interpreted this to be a metaphor for proletarian revolution.
  10. He was very soft on crime. He sacrificed himself to create the idea that anyone who scapegoats their sins on his death shall have immortality. (1 John 5:11.)
  11. He loved the rich and poor (Mark 10:21), prostitutes (known as harlots) (Matthew 21:28-32), and even lepers (Luke 17:11-19). He gave them all free healthcare.
  12. He never once mentioned homosexuality.
  13. He opposed public prayer. (Matthew 6:6.)
  14. He performed the miracle of the five loaves and two fish (and the miracle of the seven loaves and fishes). More handouts for the poor.
  15. He declared that those who “[a]sk… shall be given…” (Matthew 7:7.) More entitlement for the poor.
  16. One could say that he caves into terroristic pressure:

40And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

41And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
(Matthew 5:40-42.)

(Stolen and edited from http://blog.videosift.com/jwray/20-r…-spend-liberal.)

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