Here are some highlights of my side of a new conversation about Christian communism. (Not entirely verbatim)
I joined Facebook, but didn't pay any attention to it for a long while. There are so many networking sites out there, and also, I was spending nearly every waking moment blogging so, among other things, I'd have depth to my site.
Well, I started working on trying to find Christians who believe that Jesus is a communist (small-c). Many people call it communitarianism to avoid the association with brutal dictatorships. Doing that though is sidestepping the libertarian capitalists who are the most vocal in insisting that Jesus did not intend a giving and sharing, even moneyless, world/heaven. I totally disagree with them and am going straight at it with them. They are all so far also anti-environmentalists. I call that bad stewardship and bad shepherding. It's not the Golden Rule as Jesus expressed that rule.
Anyway, I did a group search on Facebook and found Christian Socialism/Communism: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2215179298. It appears to be a diverse group. No doubt there are Marxists (militants) there.
It really is coming down to whether or not we Christians are to bring forth. Your emphasis on deeds in full consistency with the implications of Jesus's actual recorded words is something the libertarian capitalists also calling themselves Christians seem to hate in the final analysis. They want to have their political economy taught by the Austrian capitalist school (started and run by antichrists who remain silent themselves about whether Jesus is right and should be followed completely or wrong and should be denounced as a fake and still claim they are followers of Jesus). I say they cannot. I say that's utter hypocrisy.
We all fall to our ignorance, but when we have it pointed out to us, honesty dictates that we change accordingly.
I don't judge or condemn anyone who works under the capitalist system. One cannot live and work in a non- or post-capitalist system without that new system having been brought forth. It's there in little sectarian pockets, but it needs to be brought forth non-coercively outside the establishment (fake/coercive democracy). It needs to be grassroots Christian. Then some so-called Christian leaders will turn too and become real shepherds.
Good to have made the connection with you.
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