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Jesus was a socialist.

At an evening dinner with friends the wife of one said that Jesus was a socialist.  She hates Trump and supports Sanders.  

I mentioned that if Jesus was a socialist he was a different kind of socialist than Bernie or any of the other Democrat candidates.  He never suggested using force to make people do what he thought was right, he never encouraged taking property.  

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Senior Advisor

Re: Jesus was a socialist.

Mark  12 :17  

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Honored Advisor

Re: Jesus was a socialist.

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Re: Jesus was a socialist.

Jesus was a Capricorn

He ate organic food

He believed in love and peace

and never wore no shoes.

Long hair, beard and sandals 

and a funky bunch of friends

I reckon if He came back down

we'd just nail him up again.           Kris Krissofferson

 

Sorry. Couldn't help myself.Smiley Happy

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Re: Jesus was a socialist.

Maybe not so much- depends on how hard of a definition of socialism you want to use. If you're talking Farm Program socialism, maybe.

He didn't really challenge the Jewish principles on property, but excoriated the extant generation for failure to care for the poor and afflicted.

Although.....the Jewish tradition of property was a fair bit different than our modern ones- things like Jubilees and such, sort of an acknowledgement of the primacy of society over the individual?

Probably where Bernie got it.