a reply to: makemap
Any political system regardless of whether it is socialist inspired or capitalist inspired will leave a bad taste in someone's mouth but I have to
bite the red rag and ask what you actually call communism.
Is it the work's of Karl Marx which he in part plagiarized from Christian teaching as well as Jewish teaching.
Or Lenin's interpretation of his work.
Or Stalin's or Mao's tyrannical turning on it's head of his earlier version (true despot's that they were).
Or is it simply any form of Socialism regardless of it's motivation and origin.
Now many so called Christians especially in the US are constantly raging against all form's of Socialism but they need to read the book they hold so
dear and look again at there opinion.
So it was a religious command to give to the poor AKA pre Marxist socialism and it was repeated AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN throughout the bible but is
conveniently overlooked and even ignored.
Of course I am not suggesting you are religious or even a christian but it is note worthy.
Personally I believe there is nothing against being rich so long as you abide by God's law's and command's in the bible if you are but for the rich
that command hold's even more true and remember Jesus that homeless guy you would likely call a Hobo today, indeed you both would and have done so, as
you treat the least of these so too do you treat me, well he happen's to be the only righteous king, the only righteous government and by the way
there is no democracy in heaven, God's word is law.
Of course in the past 2000 years there have not been very many true christian's but the Jewish Kibbutz were the closest thing to those very early
pre-Constantine church's were the wealth of the community (congregation) was held in COMMON and shared as was needed among the people of the church,
no princes of the church back then or multi millionaire TV evangelists whom are in it today for the money but are often superb salesmen even one of
the most famous in the US JHM whom paid off his wife's alimony with church fund's, well he own's that church so it is his Business and not a real
Communism though a failure is an extreme born of social injustice and a lack of fairness in society, oh and people starving and homeless on the
street's helps it along nicely, it never work's but people will turn to it when they are most desperate and that come's often at time's when the most
wealthy are completely out of touch with the most poor.
Of course in India you can get away with it, Cast System's and entrenched social stratification make it a way of life in a system were no matter how
poor you are unless you are at the very bottom there is always someone whom is worse off and whom your religion tell's you is meant to be worse off
but in the west Christ crowned the poor, ordered the rich to go and sell all they own and share it with the poor then come and follow him, to store up
there treasure in heaven were it can not be stolen or moth eaten and to reject the power's, principality' and rulers of this world because they are
servant's of Satan and in time go into the cooking pot with him.
edit on 23-6-2017 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)