Sun 12 Mar, 2017 08:47 pm
Would Jesus be a Democrat or Republican, if he were alive today?
Jesus would be neither. Why?
first off, why would he only have american political parties to choose from? he's the son of God for christs sake
Okay. What about the left and right in a global sense - would he be a socialist, or would he support nationalism, and jobs and money?
i think it's more likely he'd be part of some autonomous, anarcho-syndicalist commune.
Jesus would have been one of them there communists.
If that's true, does that make it inappropriate when modern day right-wing nationalists and capitalists cite Jesus?
the trinity has become a quadrinity (ooh, i made up a new word)
What part of "Socialist Jew" don't you understand?
I don't recall that he joined a political party in the bible. Why would he now?
I'm trying to understand the logic of Jesus Christ being a socialist (which he obviously was) and people in the modern day citing him on platforms and on television: if Jesus was a left-winger, wouldn't that mean he'd oppose news media for example.
Reality has always been left vs. right, and so the issue is whether it's hypocritical for Jesus to have been a socialist while modern day capitalists support Jesus.
It doesn't mean he would be a Democrat. They are mostly shills of big money these days.
Is it hypocritical for Jesus to be cited anywhere, given that socialism means to oppose citation?
When I was Christian, I definitely would not have thought that Jesus hypothetically speaking would support any political party. He might agree with specific notions that come from some but he would not have supported them because, as a Christian, I believed He would want his gospel spread to all the peoples of the world. Ultimately, cultural, racial, and linguistic differences, often seen as barriers, should not obstruct from the process of making disciples of all nations. This is not a goal, much less the primary goal, of any political party, so I wouldn't have thought Jesus would support or encourage support of entities so unconcerned with this great priority. That would be devotion to something of the world, which would not be okay, and would distract from devotion to Him, the most important thing and the foundation of the Christian's faith.
I think there's sufficient evidence in the Bible for Christians to make the claim that Jesus would have not discouraged people from political activism, as long as He was the center of it. But from this ideological framework, I think a better question is: would jesus christ, if he were living and able to vote in America, vote Democrat or Republican; or, would jesus christ encourage his disciples to vote Democrat or Republican (or not at all).
Not a Christian anymore, it's much harder to answer this question. There's not a lot of evidence that Jesus existed, as portrayed in the Bible. How can you answer a question like this if there's not enough to draw from to come to a supported conclusion. If what we tend to believe about then played out now, Jesus would be seen as a fraudulent, self-aggrandizing man who gained a small following, and a political dissident. I doubt a man who followed this path would support parties that generate support from a broad-base. Jesus would be an outlier.
Jesus having followers was acceptable, but only on the basis that it was a pragmatic means to ending nationalism (specifically the Roman empire) and greed for territory. In my mind, it's obvious that were Jesus alive today, he'd oppose housing markets, Wall Street, jobs and militaries.
What are you talking about? Jesus is the son of God. He is a third of the Holy Trinity. He is God. At least thats what he preached. And that is why Jesus having followers is "acceptable." His followers are the foundation of Christianity. I don't know what you're trying to say. It's a self contradicting statement. Your first sentence seems to be implying that jesus wouldnt have wanted or had followers without the nationalist threat from the roman empire. you could argue that christianity materialized because of nationalism in the roman empire; that that's what got jesus and his followers going but if we were to take out the roman empire from the equation how would jesus having followers be unacceptable. what purpose would jesus have had on earth if he were not to be followed. He's god.
It seems that youre saying jesus would subscribe to a leftist ideology and that is different from what you originally asked.