: Be nice, folks.
Yes, Sir! By your Command, Sir!!!
: 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.
Glad to hear it. Some truth for a change.
: He wasn't, however, an atheist, which have always put the hard-core socialists in a bad humour when you bring him up.
I dont see the relevence of this, if your talking about "justification" EG who gets to heaven the only time JC talked of the actual judgement process he didnt say right all the Jews go here, all the Christians there etc. he said I was thirsty you gave me no drink etc. so actions speak louder than theology it would seem.
You can argue against this but it is God who speaks not me.
: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.
A good excuse for quietism, how's about "thy kingdom come, let it be done on earth as it is in heaven" now you better not be saying this if you believe in gross inequalities, property etc.
: "Love your brother as yourself". Indeed! Opiates...nothing but opiates...
Yeah, opium kicks ass.
: 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.
That's cynical but that's alright cynicism is your calling card, it's better than half asses anti-intellectualism like frenchy.
: 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).
Statesmen? The state is the anti-thesis of socialism Dr. Cruel.