"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

24 August 2020


 I came across a conversation on social media the other day that I had seen several times before.  I usually ignore it.

Christ gets brought into an argument that a Progressive is losing, usually when the Progressive starts  claiming that Jesus was a Socialist.

Jesus was not a Socialist.  He never practiced nor did he preach Socialism.  He would have found the involuntary taking of wages from one who had earned them to give to another who had not, quite abhorrent.  

Jesus practiced and preached selflessness.  And charity.  Giving of oneself and of one's treasures voluntarily.  Because it is right and good.

Big difference.  Jesus practiced and preached selflessness until his final breath.

"Forgive them, Father, they know not what they do"

Details.  Words.  Meanings.



Grog said...

Good morning, brother.


Peteforester said...

That's up for interpretation. No, Jesus, didn't preach communism or socialism. As for the early Church though:

"There were no needy ones among them, because those who owned lands or houses would sell their property , bring the proceeds from the sales, 35 and lay them at the apostles’ feet for distribution to anyone as he had need." Acts 4:34-35

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs." Karl Marx LOVED this one... ...STRIKINGLY similar... Unfortunately, easy enough for a Leftist to bend, pry, and distort to fit his argument...

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