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Originally posted by Misoir
I 'dabbled' into Socialism for a while.
Let me tell you it's not as good as it sounds. How you can defend taking from Peter to give to Paul? You do know the government has nothing unless they forceably take from someone correct?
I believe strongly in looking out for your neighbor, but I don't want to recieve assistance while the guy giving me the assistance has a loaded gun to his head.edit on 10/8/2010 by Misoir because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ImAnAlienOnMyOwnPlanet
Now please don't attack me for presenting my testimony. You're welcome to ask questions.
As a person who is just like everybody else and not as competitive as others are. I have come upon socialism. Not as a revolution idea. But because of Jesus! Yes Jesus seems to have a lot in common with socialism. You might or might call him a socialist but I see that his actions in the Bible go hand and hand with socialism.
I was browsing the web looking for answers and I came across a neat little site explaining why Jesus was indeed a socialist.
Of course that is like saying Merlin was a fan of Harry Potter. Which Harry Potter and like I stated above with Jesus and socialism. The idea of socialism came later. Which I highly doubt politics was what Jesus in the Bible did in life. That's what my cousin tells me. Maybe some of you guys can have a jab at this article and my case of why I embrace Socialism. Tell me what you think of Jesus, socialism and Jesus being a part of socialism.
Originally posted by Beevowiz
I think you may misunderstand the true teachings of Jesus. Jesus was not about a government entity taking things from one person to give it to another.
Freedom without Socialism is privilege and injustice... Socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality...Micheal Bakunin, known as the father of Anarchism
Socialism would be, Hey you just got a bonus check, I (government entity) will take this and distribute it as I see fit.
Socialism, in it's traditional and true definition, means "the workers democratic ownership and/or control of the means of production". Such a definition implies that rather than a government bureaucracy for managing such means, there is a focus on highly democratic organisation, education and awareness, and every individual is encouraged to become an active, rather than passive participant in that which effect their lives. Only the workers themselves bear the knowledge of what their own freedom and liberty means, and only they know what is best for themselves, ultimately. Advocates of the state, be they on the left, or the right, have repeatedly defined the meaning of "socialism" to mean arbitrary rule by a set of "leaders", or a political con-game in which socialism is no more than capitalism with a few token adjustments for bearability.