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Posted By: WalkaboutsVerse
14-Sep-10 - 05:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: On Acts 4:32-35
Subject: BS: On Acts 4:32-35
Socialist ideas, of course, pre-date Karl Marx by centuries: e.g., the Levellers in the 17th century, John Ball and the peasants revolt
in the 14th century, and in the Bible...
Poem 82 of 230: ON ACTS 4:32-35
Believers were all one in heart and mind -
They shared their excesses, giving in kind.
No-one claimed any possessions one's own -
Yes, it was socialism on the throne.
So not long were there desperate folk -
Fair distribution was the tongue they spoke.
And wealthy owners would sell part their deed -
Funds, via apostles, to those in need.
Yet today, all round our troubled earth,
Some Christians, safe at their own snug hearth,
Vote for their electorate's Right-Wing party -
That's hypocritical, it seems to me.
(C) David Franks 2003
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