A DUMMIES’ GUIDE FOR THOSE WHO ARE TOO BLIND TO SEE

SOCIALISM IN A NUTSHELL:

Take all the money, that they don't actually need,
from the rich and give it to the poor who do need it.

THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST IN A NUTSHELL:

Take all the money, that they don't actually need,
from the rich and give it to the poor who do need it.

It ain't rocket surgery.

It's the "plain truth."

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A DUMMIES’ GUIDE FOR THOSE WHO ARE TOO BLIND TO SEE — 6 Comments

  1. Jesus: “America? Never heard of it.”

    Mitt Romney: “Blasphemy!”

    😉

    [NB: the Mormon religion teaches that “Jesus Christ” came to the land that 1800 years later would be called the USA]

  2. Great cartoon, Mad One!

    I most assuredly believe the teachings of Jesus do call us to live in a way that many would call “socialist” (Though, I think it’s far broader and deeper than that!) but then here is where I get myself into trouble with those of all political stripes and find myself very much alone in thought, and I’m accused of defending the status quo, which I am not.

    Christ’s teachings are not about “taking,” but giving. They do in fact call us to give up all that we have, but do not call us to force others to give up all they have. To do so is to wander into another form of religious dogma in which one decides how another should live. That will always be a very temporary situation, and lead to the financial nonsense we see all around the world, regardless of which evil system is used.

    When such a way of living is a matter of law, it’s very temporal. When it is a matter of the heart, it has become the stuff of eternity. To rely on government and/or “the masses” to make things the way we think they ought to be, is to place, IMHO, our faith in a very unreliable power.

  3. But surely that is a very individualistic approach to religion, KJ. It assumes that Jesus sent us out to release the captive, each one of us on our own. But my understanding of the gospels is that he sent us out as a community of believers. Of course, many Christians believe that Jesus only sent us out to convince other people to believe in him (whatever that means). I don’t. I believe he sent us out to change the world in practical ways that would lead to the freeing of the oppressed. I cannot see how your suggestion would work. Changing hearts? Heck, Jesus can’t even change the hearts of those who claim to believe in him.

  4. I don’t think we have an argument there – It is about community and our common life together.

  5. But I thought you wanted an argument! Last time I refused to argue with you you got all sulky about it. You gays can be as inconsistent as women at times!!! 🙂