Be nice, folks.
Actually, Jesus wasn't particularly fond of the rich, or of merchants. The one time he lost it was in a church being used for a bazaar. Flipped out, he did.
He also said something about rich people in Heaven and camels hopping through the eyes of needles, I believe.
He wasn't, however, an atheist, which have always put the hard-core socialists in a bad humour when you bring him up. Also, he seemed dead-set against murder - turn the other cheek, give to Caesar's what is Caesar's, and all of that. He extended brotherhood to saint and sinner, rich and poor alike. This sort of thing is not conducive to the sort of revolutionary struggle championed by the likes of Guevara, Lenin, Mao, and so on. "My kingdom is not in this world, but of the next", or something to that effect.
"Love your brother as yourself". Indeed! Opiates...nothing but opiates...
Dr. "Apostate" Cruel
P.S. Don't be so surprised when the socialists try to get Jesus to market their sorry product for them. That kid from Galilee has always been a quick sell amongst the poor and indigent. That just happens to be the critical ingredient in cannon fodder, that precious commodity so necessary for a successful hostile takeover.
Remember that socialists with a country to manage are statesmen; without one, they're just another breed of confidence man (and a violent, irritable, unlikable sort at that).