So forget this hippie laid back image of the Christ man. Workers of the world unite cause this guy was a fucking marxist super hero.
Jesus christ was a communist, everything that he taught aligns with what we would consider to be communism. He advocated a classless society, he preached collectivism, he told rich people to give up their belongings to follow him and he abhorred the elite ruling class authority. Just face it Jesus was a total commie.
So then why is it that Christianity is the go to ideology for evangelist anglo-saxon neo conservatives you ask? Brainwashing. If you actually read the teachings of Christ you’d find it very hard to use is as a way to teach people to selfishly seek their own personal egotistic advantage and gain.
Once the church realized that it could make money it did its best to obfuscate the central teachings of Christ. In this way throughout history the Christian ideology has been molded to fit the needs of many political agendas of ruling elites.
However when you stay true to the central doctrines of Christ’ teachings You’ll find that there is no way he was into any individualism or wealth seeking. In fact he said “it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God,” (Mark 10:25) And where was this kingdom of God you ask?
Jeebus constantly alluded to where the kingdom of god is: “the kingdom of god is in you” “The kingdom of God is in your midst,” “The kingdom of God is near.” Where oh where could it be near to? Planet xarblocks 6? No…The Kingdom of god is on fucking Earth. IT’S HERE! Sure Jesus sometimes got into some serious spiritual hippie shit but he was mainly concerned with bringing his communist manifesto to the material world and helping people in the material world (Matthew 25:35-40) Marx saw that history was shaped by material forces. As technologies and markets changed so did economy and society. From this struggle of people to coexist there eventually developed conflicts because where there were those that prospered off of those that suffered. Always the upperclass leeched off of the lower class. Jesus saw this and decided he would put a stop to it by making a commune of his own in a bronze age social experiment.
So this kingdom sounds pretty good huh? How do you join the Christ club?
Jesus made it very clear how to get into his tight nit community of followers. To enter into the christian community you had to renounce the private ownership of your goods. (Mark 10:21-25) If you were to ask Marx to boil down communism into one simple concept he would say the exact same thing as Jesus did, “abolition of private property.” Jesus fucking hated private property just like marx!!! (Luke 14:33)
He stood behind the proletariat in fact he was constantly alluding to the power inherent within the poor. Likewise Marx saw the working class as the “revolutionary class” because they were the class, in Marxs eyes, the held the power to use revolution as a means to achieve its own ends and install a dictatorship of the proletariat. Christ talks about the tearing down of the upper class and raising a society where the “humble” rules instead of kings, (Luke 1:52.) He places power directly in the hands of the poor. This new society would be collectivized where people who abandoned their possessions to enter into the kingdom were taken care of by the community. (Acts 4:32) (Acts 2:44-50) I mean isn’t Acts 4:34-35 just another way of saying “From each according to his ability to each according to his need?
So basically if you want to be a part of the christ cliche you had to choose between following him or money, cause one cannot have two masters. It’s ironic that there is a Christian company called “Not of this world” misrepresenting the John 18:36 where christ says “My Kingdom is Not of this world.” It’s ironic because it is an example of the market mediating Christian doctrine to promulgate it’s capitalist agenda and sell goods on the market. If you think it’s funny your either a Christian or a Communist.