Marxists will sometimes argue that Jesus was against private property. After all, the flipped the money-changer's tables in the Temple yard.
The most famous Christian prayer is the Our Father, also known as The Lord's Prayer.
His disciples asked him, "Teach us how to pray."
One line in the Our Father reads "..and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us..."
A literal reading of that translation is that we sin when we trespass or "infringe upon another's property". In fact, the prayer suggests that is the ONLY way we sin.
My body is my "property".
My reputation is my "property".
My land, my tools, my food are all my "property".
If you infringe on them then you harmed me and committed a sin.
The next line seems to anticipate Marxists. It reads "...and lead us not into temptation..." or in some translations "...and save us from temptation..."
Envy is the engine that drives Marxism. To engage in envy is to wallow in temptation. Marxists marinate their followers in envy.
The next line is "...but deliver us from evil..." The juxtaposition implies the two items "temptation" and "evil" are connected.
Earlier I wrote that the Bible seems to anticipate Marxism. Rather, it recognizes unchanging, human frailties. In the Garden of Eden, Satan promised Eve what God have if she ate from the Tree of Knowledge. He relentlessly stoked her envy and she weakened and then sinned.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Marxism is just the latest incarnation of Satan's empty promises that we can all be gods.
The commandments proscribe covetousness, specifically we are not to covet another's house, property, or wife. The entire Marxist, leftist, Democrat ideology, in a nutshell, and at its core, is one of covetousness.ReplyDelete
The Democrat/Marxist elites covet power for its own sake. To them, having and wielding power over all of us hoi polloi is a high that is many times more powerful than sex or any drug.
Not that the Democrat/Marxist elites don't absolutely love and enjoy and COVET material and monetary luxury and abundance. They absolutely do. They are just shrewd enough to know that with the acquisition of power all manner of luxury and wealth will be added unto them.
In order to gain and hold onto power they preach a doctrine of covetousness to every level of their underlings, from their most devoted close associates all the way down to the illiterate and/or mis-educated masses of their useful idiots who are rioting in the streets. It is a doctrine of all covetousness all the time, 24/7/365.
They preach to their followers that they deserve, are entitled to, and are morally justified in taking the property and wealth that others have sacrificed a lifetime to accumulate. This is the message that they preach to ALL of their minions, not just those of the BLM persuasion.
Something that few people know is that Karl Marx, and his greatest mentor and influencer Friedrich Engels were Satan worshippers. Not just evil per se, but actual, active worshippers of Satan, complete with actual devil worshipping ceremonies. Marx even wrote in his private writings that his main goal was to take as many people to Hell with him as he possibly could.
We also know from Marx's writings that he had nothing but contempt for people and humanity. He even considered the masses of his own followers to be garbage - he literally referred to them as SHIT.
All the high-minded Marxist narratives about revolution for the sake of providing material security and better working and living conditions for the people is nothing but lies that Marx, Engels and others invented to sell the idea of popular revolution to the gullible masses. They themselves knew and acknowledged in their private writings that the 'cover story' for Marxist revolution was nothing but a pack of lies that they themselves created in order to make it attractive to the masses. It bears repeating - They themselves, the elites who created Marxism, in their personal writings and correspondence with each other, acknowledged that their entire manifesto was nothing but lies.
"Envy is the energy that drives Marxism." You nailed it, Joe! Marx knew that instilling envy and covetousness in the masses was the most effective way to get people riled up enough to overthrow the natural order of things. All of the divisive political action that is being instigated by the Democrat/Marxist party in America today is based on this. It is a doctrine that is diametrically opposed to God's commandments. It is truly and literally a creation of Satan himself.
I have to, very respectfully, disagree. The Sin of the Left is one of despair. They are actively seeking physical violence on themselves because they hate themselves.ReplyDelete
The Left hates who they are. They reject God because they hate who they are, and thus hate the God who made them. There is a Libertarian atheism, which is "I don't believe in God."
I can deal with that. I don't agree, but I can deal with that. They don't hate God. They just doubt God.
The Leftist atheism is: "God hates me, so I reject him." It is the most pitiful thing that man can see. They see the ugliness inside of them, and project it outward. God cannot be beauty and love because they despair that they are not worthy of beauty and love.
Leftism is a religion, but it's one of self-hate.
I guess I'm done.
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John: Embrace the power of AND.ReplyDelete
What you say about leftists is absolutely true. And what Joe said, and what I said is also true. Keep in mind, Joe is hitting on just one aspect of leftism in each of these installments.
One thing I did not mention in my previous comment is that Marx, Engels at al absolutely hated God with a passion. They hated God, hated humanity, and hated themselves. They died lonely and bitter old men. So you are absolutely right about that.
And because of their hatred of God and self, they wanted to destroy God's most magnificent creation - mankind. And one of the most effective ways to do this is to sell mankind a bill of goods based on covetousness.