The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132136   Message #2987452
Posted By: Joe Offer
15-Sep-10 - 03:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: On Acts 4:32-35
Subject: RE: BS: On Acts 4:32-35
Hmmmm. It appears the ideologues on all sides, may make rational discussion impossible here....

Socialism is an economic system involving the sharing of resources for the common good. Socialism can be democratic, or not - but authoritarian forms of socialism seem to me to be a violation of the socialist ideal, which assumes equality among people. I think that ideal socialism also requires a high amount of concern for the community as a whole, with individual preferences subordinated to to the needs of the community.

Jesus seems to have been apolitical, but it's clear that he and his followers lived in a community which shared resources for the common good. Their religious beliefs and their sanity (or lack thereof) were immaterial...except to those who can only see the world through the blinders of mindless ideology.