The debate "Would Jesus agree with laissez faire capitalism" was started by
June 15, 2019, 2:44 am.
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JDAWG9693, Nemiroff and 8 visitors disagree.
that type of person certainly is hopeless, but they arent my goal. I'm trying to convince the person who simply hasnt thought about the 2 ideas together. the one who simply wants to repeat the party slogans without considering their contradictions
Yeah I can see where you are going with the topic. But since the kind of person who thinks jesus would be pro-capitalism is going to be so stupid and/or intellectually dishonest that they either wouldn't respond to this topic or would be completely unable to understand why they wrong.
and besides, if jesus existed at the same time as capitalism I would ask "*did* he agree with capitalism", not *would* he.
And obviously I would reference the jesus of popular culture, the jesus of charity and knocking over the tables of money lenders. the jesus of the well known stories, the one that is relevant today.
jesus is more then a person, he is an idea. a well known idea that is supposed to represent the belief structures of many people across the world. this is essentially a question for Christian's of "what would jesus do."
when viewed in context, I believe the question becomes quite clear
I'm not sure it is possible to answer that. Someone named Jesus probably existed. But all information about him is largely fictional and was written by people who didn't know him long after he was dead.
So, in my opinion at least, it is a little silly to ask what a largely fictional character from 2,000 years ago would think of modern concepts.