December 18, 2007
Moonbat Minister Says Jesus Was a Communist
While some liberals try to suppress Christianity at Christmastime, others try to hijack it for their own unholy ends. WaPo's Religion Watch includes a short review of The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus by publicly homosexual minister Peter Gomes of Harvard:
He is not as interested in sin and salvation as he is in rethinking Jesus's message, and he delights in the notion of comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable. He contends that Jesus was a revolutionary, a radical and a socialist — that Jesus "would not have been unsympathetic to the famous social slogan of the nineteenth century, 'From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.'"
Attempting to equate Christianity with socialism only highlights the stark differences between them. Both the Christian and the socialist may want to comfort the afflicted. But Christians believe in free will. Socialists believe in coercive government force. Christianity produces saints and redemption. Socialism produces slaves and parasitism.
|Peter Gomes: a black guy who agrees with Marx's "from each according to his ability" — i.e., slavery.|
Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.
Posted by Van Helsing at December 18, 2007 7:56 AM
Where in the gospel does Jesus say to help the poor by taking away other people's money and giving it to them?
Posted by: V the K at December 18, 2007 8:08 AM
Speaking of communists, Here's a huge mass of unintended irony.
Her study pitted the monkey math team of Boxer and Feinstein — two female macaque monkeys named for U.S. senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein of California — with 14 Duke University students... As for the teams, both were paid. Boxer and Feinstein got their favorite reward: a sip of Kool-Aid.
Posted by: V the K at December 18, 2007 9:20 AM
Jesus is the King of the Jews (eventually the entire Earth) so he wants to install a Monarchy - rule by a king.
Heres a good time waster if you get bored (particularly if youre a fan of the CBS series JERICHO): http://www.nutsonline.com/jericho-peanut-assault
Posted by: Anonymous at December 18, 2007 9:50 AM
This story has it all. The condescension of privileged first world moonbats, the smugness that they know what's best for the brown peoples of the world, the truth that moonbats aren't helping third worlders better their lives just sustaining them in poverty, all in the name of political correctness.
Posted by: V the K at December 18, 2007 10:02 AM
And yet another, DC Historical Preservation Council designates Hideous, Hated, Unused, Impractical building as "historic." It was built in 1971.
Posted by: V the K at December 18, 2007 10:25 AM
A year or so ago, I was engaged in an online debate with a dirty hippy who claimed to be Christian, yet who clearly was not (i.e. he said that Jesus was not the Son of God, and he supported the Book of Thomas, which has been denoucned by all major Christian churches, Catholic and Protestant alike, as a phony gospel not worth the paper it's printed on). He at one point made the flat- out preposterous claim that all "true Christians" are Communists. Okaaay, Christians supporting a system of government which has, within the last century alone, been responsible for the imprisonment, torture, and execution of tens of millions of Christians worldwide for refusing to renounce their faith and become atheists. It would be like saying all "True Jews" support the Nazi party.
Then again, ultra- liberals are usually not known for their intelligence.
Posted by: Adam at December 18, 2007 6:44 PM
Well, the original Christians in Acts shared everything, which would make them socialists...
The major difference in a modern Christian Socialism would be that
A) Stalin/Mao/Gore is NOT God, and
B) Christians would continue to work hard despite the fact that their gains would be spread out to everyone else. In a non-heaven-seeking society, there would be no point in working harder if your gains all go to the bum next door. But see, Christians WANT to give more to the bums, since that means more investment in heaven for the giver.
Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at December 18, 2007 7:25 PM
The main difference is, however, that the Christians distributed goods on their own volition by God's love- not because they were forced by the Roman machine to do so.
Posted by: Toa at December 18, 2007 8:25 PM
This "communist" tact put forth by leftists and theologians isn't new. Heard this crap when I was a kid and that was almost 4 decades ago.
Posted by: fellowes at December 19, 2007 10:14 PM
Yep, me too, Fellowes...from some little outfits called World Council of Churches and National Council of Churches, Desmond Tutu, etc. blithering on about the "dialogue" between Marxism and Christianity (or, the Devil and God). Foolishness gone to seed!!!
Posted by: Toa at December 20, 2007 9:13 PM