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[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Highly debatable. Abandoning the love of money is just as valid in a communist society as it is in a capitalist society. The apostles lived as a commune but I don't think they were instructed to. There is no instruction like there is for Sharia law... "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's" was the instruction.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

What's not debatable was his principles of universal equality in the eyes of God, and his philosophy of giving away all material possessions to be shared with the community.

That's the fundamental ideal of communism. It's never been legitimately practiced in any organized political manner.

Some families could be considered communistic, where each member enthusiastically shares everything material with the other family members.

Marx never elaborated on what he thought communism would be like. He was probably an oppositional PsyOp agent, and I question his sincerity about his controversial philosophy.

Jesus was without a doubt morally legit; except for the cursing of the fig tree and the pigs. Those two situations could have been handled a bit differently... ;-)

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

giving away all material possessions to be shared with the community

I think the quote is if you have 2 tunics and someone has none, give them one. It's charity and humanity first.

He told a rich guy that to be perfect he should ditch all of his possessions and follow God. It sounds communal ish, not sure if it's really communism. There are some parallels for sure.

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

I ageee to an extent, but that still doesn't resemble the modern communistic thought of today or those preached by Engles and Marx, or thr comintern, or the Bolsheviks. Back then, communities were tightly knit, unlike today, which preaches competition and individualism above all. Jesus preached individual charity and socialistic aspects of morality on a local scale, not in political or economic thought but on the basis of morality.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I ageee to an extent, but that still doesn't resemble the modern communistic thought of today or those preached by Engles and Marx, or thr comintern, or the Bolsheviks.

I mostly agree. The majority of these were authoritarians. Elite rule is always a problem.

I don't know about Marx, cause I can't recall that he described what communism would be like.
It would probably be similar to the others, but it's difficult to know for sure.