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[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Fun Fact: Jesus preached communistic principles, and was also jewish... ;-)

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 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 -  (1 child)

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.