Jesus, Your Own Personal Savior for the Doomsday
We live in a capitalist society, and yet we still like and hope for charity. Especially during this whole time of lent, you know when people are at their highest in trying to look good for the ol' G-man. In any case, I made the grave error of suggesting that Jesus was closer to a socialist when one of my Christian friends tied Christianity to the free market.
Now that I look at it, I was really wrong. I mean, if you think about it, Jesus was an end-times preacher. Well, an Amalgamation of several end-times preachers, to say the least. With a slew of other folk tales thrown into the mix. So I can't really say that his long-term plan for social stability was exactly all that meticulous.
Now don't burn me at the stake just yet, try to have an open mind about this. His lesson weren't "give away all your possessions because property is inherently wrong" it was "give away all your possessions because you don't want to be caught with anything sinful when dad gets home"
I can't see Jesus as anything but an amalgam of several different individuals. Especially since the amount of time between his life and when all this shit was written down was vastly decades upon decades apart. It's really sad how few people who profess to be Christians actually know very little about their faith or its origins even in terms of well documented things.
But then again, that's kind of a broader problem with religion. It's morality being based in what God said, rather than anything human. It is funny to think that the people of the day wouldn't think that God wouldn't be pissed about wealth inequality as he would be about growing to grains in the same field or eating creatures with hooves.
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