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What Would the World be like IF....

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posted on Oct, 16 2016 @ 05:26 AM
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We all thought like Jesus?





Notice this isn't a religions thread... ya?

IF everyone helped each other regardless of their differences

Shared with one another...

Not just the little people but every human being...

those in power...

those with money...

Everyone suddenly adopted this ideal...

Where would we be if this happened in the past?

And what would be accomplished if it happened right now Damnit!!

Sigh...

Lets call this a gentile rant...





posted on Oct, 16 2016 @ 05:27 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

That's the Million Dollar Question isn't it?



posted on Oct, 16 2016 @ 05:29 AM
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originally posted by: Encryptor
a reply to: Akragon

That's the Million Dollar Question isn't it?


especially when money isn't an issue




posted on Oct, 16 2016 @ 05:34 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

agreed, money means nothing in reality. The world has more than it needs and it's still hell on earth.



posted on Oct, 16 2016 @ 05:56 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

hmm - where do we start ?

lets begin with this idea that your alledged jesus advocated " sharing " - citation required

PS - nothing attributed to " jesus " condems slavery - so thats not a good start if we all adapt a like mentality



posted on Oct, 16 2016 @ 06:06 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Akragon

hmm - where do we start ?

lets begin with this idea that your alledged jesus advocated " sharing " - citation required

PS - nothing attributed to " jesus " condems slavery - so thats not a good start if we all adapt a like mentality

I thought that this thread was not religious.
It is now though.
What about the golden rule?
Doesn't that throw slavery out the window?



posted on Oct, 16 2016 @ 06:06 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

If every billionaire and millionaire on the planet gave 1% of what they make to the rest of the world, no one would be without food, clothing, basic needs or shelter. I've thought about this many times as well.



posted on Oct, 16 2016 @ 06:09 AM
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lets begin with this idea that your alledged jesus advocated " sharing " - citation required


7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.




posted on Oct, 16 2016 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Pretty much you would think it would.

The thing is that Jesus was teaching within the confines of the human political systems of the time. The Pharisees tried to catch him out on that one in order to condemn him too. That was where the quote about render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and render unto God what is God's is all about. They were trying to trap him again.

So for him to openly condemn anything associated with the political systems of the day, like slavery, would have given the Pharisees leverage to get the Roman overlords to condemn which they really didn't care much about. As far as they were concerned, he was a Jewish problem until he could be proven to be fomenting unrest or something like it in the Roman Empire. They plain didn't care about Jewish internal religious politics.

It would be plainly like when both the Lutheran and Episcopal churches in the US split over their doctrine on homosexuality that one group or the other went to the government and tried to get it to either bring pressure on the splitting group or to persecute the splitting group. Frankly, that isn't the government's care until and unless members of the splitting group on one side or the other start to take rebellious action in a real way against the interests of the government.

So with a lot of His teachings, Jesus walked that line to avoid being seen as an open enemy of Rome where He was already an enemy of the Pharisees and critical of them.

Does that mean he supported and advocated a lot of things the Roman Empire did? I don't think so. As you say, the Golden Rule pretty much throws out the idea of slavery if you are really thinking about it. But then again, being a submissive wife isn't such a bad deal if your husband is truly Christ to you and your family too. Think about how He treated others.




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