October 29, 2009

On Jesus and Communism

You know what's a bunch of BS? Morons who claim that "Jesus was Communist".

They cite the throwing of the moneychangers out of the temple. They claim that shows he didn't support a free-market economy.

That just goes to show they don't understand the passage at all. They ignore/gloss over a certain phrase: "out of the TEMPLE". Jesus didn't want the holy and sacred place of worship turned into a market of greed and pettiness. Now, the Jesus=commie group would like us to believe that it's irrelevant because God=state anyway. That's the idea I'm getting anyway.

I also get a lot about the passage about "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven." Again, Jesus is not compelling the government (ie. God in some circles) to take rich people's possessions away. It's all voluntary; he's saying "If you want to get into heaven, but your attachment to worldly things is getting in the way, it'd be better if you didn't have so many things." But then, Communists don't believe in heaven. Unless they're "communists", with a lower case "c", but that's something else.

Sometimes the parts about "turn the other cheek", "love thy enemy as thyself", "blessed are the peacemakers", "blessed are the meek", "blessed are the merciful", and even "give us this day our daily bread" are used. If I need to tell you why these are all weak defensives to this idea, you should get an MRI. Or a theology class.

"Forgive our debts as we forgive our debtors"? Really? Does any moron really thinks he means this literally?

Oh, and let's not forget that they say "Oh well, Jesus healed sick people, so he's totally in favor free healthcare". That's because they were shunned by society and these individuals were metaphors for faith and encouraged others to return to God.

I can't make stuff up like this, people.

In fact, I may point out that the Bible has far more encouraging people to become wealthy, prosper, and do well on Earth by the fruits of their labor. But not according to these people, who insist on nitpicking the sacred book for quotes that only look like they support their argument.

They even go as far as claiming they're backed by what's not even in the Bible, that somehow because it's missing, they're vindicated!

Kids, do we need any more reason not to become atheists? If anything, it teaches or encourages permissiveness towards not tolerating faith.

I'm not saying that all atheists or communist Christians are like this, but it ain't exactly Hindus and Buddhists making these claims.

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