: : If a person calls himself a communist I'm perfectly willing to take him at his word...
: Then you say---
: : I mean, I'm willing to grant that small entities like a monastary, for example, can be communistic, not in a Marxist sense, but in a Christian one, but that sort of communism has nothing to do with dialectics or politics that affects others...
: A little muddled qualification of your own, eh?
Muddled? Care to point out what is muddled and why?
Is there something that is beyond your reach in differentiating a monastic form of communism and a political/economic form? The sort of Communism that you advocate I believe has nothing to do with abbys and monks but rather with comrades and revolutions.
One, 'commune-ism', is based on sacred scripture whereas the other type, Communism is based on Marxism/Leninism/Trotskyism.
One has been in existence since the early church fathers. The other is a relatively new political/economic impulse.
And finally, one has proven itself to be successful while the other is a dismal failure.