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Thread: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I doubt it. He lived his entire life surrounded by people of lowly character, he ministered to prostitutes and theives, and he preached forgiveness, not revenge. He would still be the same now as he was then.
    His followers since after his death have been genocidally reaping the planet as they see fit...

    ....could..... maybe... probably bug him.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Jesus was what is known as a communist under today's terms. Was this a bad thing? I don't think so for the time period and what was going on politically during that era.
    Last edited by barbarian_style; 02-29-12 at 01:00 AM.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by barbarian_style View Post
    Jesus was a communard.
    Fixed...

    Living a communal life doesn't necessarily mean advocating a stateless, classless society.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Jesus would be an everyone-ist because he had perfect compassion.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    ^ Who says he has perfect compassion?

    Who defines "perfection"?

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
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    Living a communal life doesn't necessarily mean advocating a stateless, classless society.
    So your saying he was a politician? I mean advocating views against the government and everything, so that would insinuate that he was a rebel also. He did to also advocate for a stateless, classless society.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by barbarian_style View Post
    So your saying he was a politician? I mean advocating and everything.
    No, I'm saying he didn't necessarily advocate a society in which everybody shared possessions and responsibilities, which is what communists advocate.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    No, I'm saying he didn't necessarily advocate a society in which everybody shared possessions and responsibilities, which is what communists advocate.
    His philosophy, which was a kingdom built on goodwill and charity that rejected money and material possessions as a source of evil, was essentially early Marxism.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by barbarian_style View Post
    His philosophy, which was a kingdom built on goodwill and charity that rejected money and material possessions as a source of evil, was essentially early Marxism.
    Marxism is inseparable from the time period in which it was developed, as it offered a critique of capitalism (which wouldn't have been around long enough for Jesus to actually criticize it). My point is that judgements of Jesus' views as specific as these ones should probably be avoided, as they're over-speculative...

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    On a side note (just out of curiosity), are you a primitivist?

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    Marxism is inseparable from the time period in which it was developed, as it offered a critique of capitalism (which wouldn't have been around long enough for Jesus to actually criticize it). My point is that judgements of Jesus' views as specific as these ones should probably be avoided, as they're over-speculative...

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    On a side note (just out of curiosity), are you a primitivist?
    Sorry I disagree and why should these issues be avoided, do you not believe in the man enough were he wouldn't understand why?

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