Would Jesus agree with laissez faire capitalism

June 15, 2019, 2:44 am

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The debate "Would Jesus agree with laissez faire capitalism" was started by Nemiroff on June 15, 2019, 2:44 am. By the way, Nemiroff is disagreeing with this statement. 5 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 17 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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kingofrubik, YEET, itzmeboi and 2 visitors agree.
JDAWG9693, Nemiroff, codyray16 and 14 visitors disagree.

I am pleasantly surprised by the voting on this thread. I hope it made some people reevaluate some of their beliefs.

10 months ago
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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

11 months, 3 weeks ago

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.

11 months, 3 weeks ago

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.

11 months, 3 weeks ago
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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

11 months, 3 weeks ago

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.

11 months, 3 weeks ago
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