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Thread #132136 Message #2986929
Posted By: Ebbie
14-Sep-10 - 09:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: On Acts 4:32-35
Subject: RE: BS: On Acts 4:32-35
SA says that where there is religion there can never be socialism.
Communalism, to me, is living with a like group, sharing resources and assets, liabilities and shortcomings. In what way socialism - and for that matter, communism - differs from that description I'm not sure; what I do know is that many religious groups in this country and in others have succeeded in that ideal for generations. There are at least two of those groups in Alaska, not Hutterites, that I know of. I know Canada has Hutterites who live communally and have for a hundred years or more.
From that link:
"Hutterites differ in one major aspect (from Amish and Mennonites/eb): they believe in sharing their possessions in commons as demonstrated by Christ and His Apostles and as later further refined and described in the Book of Acts.
Christ commanded us to love one another, and Hutterites believe that living together is a wonderful and unique expression of love for their fellow man."