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Jesus Was A Socialist | The Huffington Post

A brief and succinct history of American Democratic Socialism — and how Christian leaders led the way. A rational, eye-opening, great read! Please share. <3 Happy New Year!

Jesus Was A Socialist | The Huffington Post

“The idea of Christian socialism has a long and proud tradition. As capitalism emerged in the mid-1800s, many of its fiercest critics based their ideas on Jesus’ teachings… ~ Prof. Peter Dreier


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. Lynn

    Jesus gave us a clear and consistent message. That is why Bernie Sanders’ demand for a balance between Capitalism and Socialism inspired so many! The gift of a stable economy which results from this combination shows the advantage of practical, fact based thinking joined by altruistic, people- centered values!

    • JoAnn Chateau

      A brilliant point, Lynn. To my thinking also, Bernie’s message is the moderate, balanced, well-rounded platform that works for the economy AND people. But I guess too many people see only in black or white; it’s all or nothing for them; one extreme or another; quick and easy cogitating.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for the reblog. Happy New Year!

  2. usfman

    Let’s put it this way . If our benevolent Jesus was running for political office today amidat today’s alt- right climate , what would be his chance of winning?

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Interesting. Thanks for adding more historical reference to the topic. The very best to you in 2017, Micheline!

      • michelinewalker

        The very best to you JoAnn. 🙂

  3. Rosaliene Bacchus

    Jesus was a communist in the sense that he and his followers held all property and wealth in common to be shared as needed with all members of his growing community.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Excellent point. That’s how he and his disciples operated, and the Bible is specific in saying the larger Christian group had formed a sharing community after Jesus died. Maybe it had been evolving to that during Jesus’ ministry?

  4. smilecalm

    but, but
    church & state…
    wishing you a happy
    new year
    filled with joy
    and resilience, JoAnn 🙂

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thank you!

      No worries about Jesus messing with the State. He said, “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.” The best I can tell, Jesus was non-political. In addition, Jesus is also called the Prince of Peace. So… I can’t help but notice the inconsistency when some Christian folks, who want the U.S. to be a Christian nation, are nowhere near being pacifists!

      Happy 2017! <3

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