Was Jesus a communist or a capitalist?
Neither, but I voted capitalist because it's the system that allows for free will, which Christ is very much in favor of.
Neither. He wasn't involved in any particular system. The point of giving is that it's giving. Not by force but through love. That doesn't sound like taxes to me. But again, he doesn't really care.
Jesus' message was always give. In no case did he say take. He said the commandments against theft and envy are still in effect.
Wanna make a case to the contrary?
I can comfortably call him a socialist, but I would not call him a communist because he did not advocate the abolition of the state.
Neither, he was more of a socialist very much against the riches of the church and the ruling classes.
Neither. He is Redeemer of that which is lost.
But, if one must choose, He is more Capitalist... He lets one choose his own way.
But, all those free healings and raisings of dead people... He did those for free because he was a nice guy, not because there was any profit for him.
Exactly, he did those for free because he was a nice guy, not because he wanted the government to force people to do them.
Aren't conservatives all about having people follow Christian morals? Should Christians act like Jesus?
If memory serves, he threw the capitalist out of the temple.
He threw out the people desecrating the temple. There's a difference
Exploiting the system to make a buck? Sounds like capitalism to me.
He never earned anything. He didn't even have enough to own a home
No, the I'm referring to the people who were exploiting the religious regulations to make a buck. That sounds like capitalism to me.
That's not what capitalism is and you know it.
That's how I perceive it. The very point of Capitalism is for profit.
Nothing to do with exploitation. Obviously.