There has been a lot of discussion recently about Jesus and his political views. Putting aside the debate about Jesus' existence for a moment, let's assume for this article he did exist, and even was the Son of God. I want to look at the Christian version of Jesus of Nazareth and see if he was, as some have claimed, a Marxist. If you have read the Bible, you then know much about the story of Jesus and how he helped the sick and poor, asking for nothing in return.
Question: "Is Marxism compatible with the Christian faith? Marxism and Marxian analysis have various schools of thought, but the basic idea is that the ruling class in any nation has historically oppressed the lower classes, and thus social revolution is needed to create a classless, homogeneous society. Marxism teaches that the best system of government is one in which wealth is distributed equally, there is no private property ownership of productive entities is shared by everyone , and every citizen gives selflessly to the collective. The purported goal of Marxism is a government-run utopia in which the needs of each individual are always provided for.
I decided to drink instead of to eat, which was the best decision I made all day. Maybe his rejection of the concept of individual property reflected some more profound rejection of the individual, which he perceived as less important than any given, even-theoretical collective, ergo the feelings of other human beings were really not that important to him. But it occurred to me that I had acquired valuable knowledge through this experience, and that it was my duty to share it with the world. So hear me: before eloping with that adorable, Das Kapital-toting scruffball, you need to keep in mind the following. Reads Karl Marx.
His hometown in Germany erected a Chinese statue whose primary purpose is to attract Chinese tourists. Marx was an atheist who of course identified religion as a chief obstacle to his vision of classless nirvana. Suppression of religion especially Christianity has been central to every Marxist regime. There were those directly shot by state agents, those tortured to death or dying in prison, those who died in concentration camps from disease or exposure, and those who died from state imposed famines.