If they were the same thing the mod would still be using logical fallacy called straw-man.
Socialism is way different than capitalism. And social programs are extremely different from socialism and communism.
Jesus a socialist: Well he had socialistic qualities, but I wouldn't call him a socialist. He was certainly not a CAPITALIST as many on here are suggesting. More of a liberal on the libertarian side.
The amount of logical fallacies on this thread is outrageous and it is sad to see a mod use them.
Another reason why countries like the USSR and China failed with communism is because; Marx predicted communism to be the next step after a capitalist industrial society, China and the USSR went straight from an agricutlural society into a communist society. They never had their own Industrial revolution.
Also; in capitalism there needs to be a lower class in order for it to work, that is one of it's many flaws.
Poverty causes many things like violence. gangs, robberies etc.
Capitalism creates a materialistc view of the world.
How materialistic was the Jesus character?
Everyone that is really interested in these topics should research it more. Many of you make incorrect statements to demonize what you don't agree with.
Cool thread; S&F
edit on 8-10-2010 by Ignorance_Defier because: (no reason given)