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Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Was Jesus a Socialist?

a friend posted that Jesus would be a progressive socialist and I thought that it was pretty much

a non starter....Jesus was pretty clear when He said to "render unto Caesar that which is Caesars,

and unto God, that which is God's"

 

Here an essay fleshes it out much better.

 

http://fee.org/resources/rendering-unto-caesar-was-jesus-a-socialist/

9 Replies
man of steel
Senior Contributor

Re: Was Jesus a Socialist?

Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Good Point

somewhere along the line, many good people got off the track and started believing the socialist BS.

America probably is going to need massive reeducation to reverse the harm that progressives have

inflicted.

 

On this fourm, it's actually pretty good. most of the participants are successful business people.

 

man of steel
Senior Contributor

Re: Good Point

"Most" might be a stretch RedSmiley Wink

 

As evidenced here, reeducation doesn't seem to work very well on the progressive mush mind. It'll have to be the original education. That is what needs to change Heck! GTO's wife is/was supposedly a teacher. We can see how that rubbed off

hardnox
Advisor

Re: Good Point

A bit of a straw man, though, as the concept wasn't formulated for another 17 centuries.

 

Fair to say, though, that Our Savior had a touchy relationship with the Good People- even the ones who had clean fields and whose children wore bread wrappers inside their sandals while they walked five miles in the snow, uphill both ways, to yeshiva.

Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Re: Good Point

Its always good to get a few more rays of sunshine shining in from the guy that always see socialism as a glass overflowing. (at least in his own case)

 

Someday I hope I can share my CSP payments with my neighbor, as I am sure you do, and my social security checks with my extended human

 family like Shifty does.

 

The road to salvation is all aboutl what you practice, not what you preach, right?

hardnox
Advisor

Re: Good Point

If I happened to make $400K some year I guess I could live with paying $15K more in taxes than I would have under the old GWB tax regime.

 

In fairness, probably closer to $30K if most of it was CG's.

 

As it is, wouldn't affect me much. Although I guess I'd be unemployed after all the John Galts flew away?

 

Likewise, I'm not anticipating participation in an estate, on either end, of greater than $7M, so not a big worry to me. If anyone wants to cut me in I'm OK with paying some tax.

 

BTW, I'm curious about the broad antipathy toward the "death tax" in the farm community. Farming is a seriously competitive business. Why would the "average" shlub who has a NW of maybe $2-3M or less and wants himself or his kids to continue farming want for the two kids of the local BTO to get 100% of Dad's $30M fortune so that they can beat him into submission?

 

There are a heckuva lot more "farmers" nearer category A than B.

 

I'm also of a mind that says that BTO's two sons will be just fine with $10M apiece rather than $15 unless you define the Family Farm as the furthest stretch of the empire.

 

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Good Point

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wehav
Senior Contributor

Re: Good Point

He was never a liar either.  Proving he wasn't a Democrat, a socialist a communist or a fascist.

 

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Good Point

Nor a fricking stupid conservative religious rightwing Sharia fan!!!!