posted on Oct, 8 2010 @ 10:41 PM
Jesus asked the wealthy man to relinquish his earthly treasures by choice, to break his bond with earthly things. THAT is not socialism! Socialism is
the concept that believes we are all equally entititled to comfort and wealth, which we all are through the fruits of our own labors unless of course,
we are socialist. In fact, Jesus saw wealth differently, he did not believe each of us was equally entitled to it although he did believe each of us
could earn it.
Eutopia is a socialist pipe dream, and it could just as easily be a capitalist pipe dream. Instead of agreeing with a newspaper article, you might
be better served to read some early socialist doctrine. Even early socialists did not believe we were equally endowed, some were more endowed and they
would be the leaders. After reading your post, it is obvious where you would fit in a socialist society - is that OK with you?? If that is the case,
you might prefer the poverty of a capitalist society in comparison to the poverty of a socialist society. If you believe you have anything to bring to
the table, you will definately prefer the poverty of a capitalist society.
If you want to be like Jesus, put others first and relinquish your earthly desires. If you want to be a freeloader that believes life comes with
prescribed entitlements of wealth, be a socialist - but, you will quickly learn that shared wealth is shared poverty.