She adds: "What variety of change and what they are losing with their change concerns them not at all. That’s why they elected a radical leftist President who is the process of nationalizing our banks and delivering socialist government to the United States of America." She then posted a link for Berit Kjos article entitled Smiling at Socialism and Scorning the Bible. Kjos talks about two ideals of socialism "Solidarity" and "Common Good". Well, these seem harmless enough right, I'm thinking Jesus would be all about solidarity and common good. But then Kjos writes:
"Diverse people trained to find "common ground." (The "diversity" is needed to
erode the old values) The "common vision" and new values required for this
planned solidarity are most effectively planted in minds through strategic
propaganda and facilitated group dialogue blending opposing views into an evolving consensus. Aldous Huxley describes the results in Brave New World Revisited
"Assembled in a crowd, people lose their powers of reasoning and their capacity
for moral choice. Their suggestibility is increased to the point where they
cease to have any judgment or will of their own. ... they are subject to sudden
excesses of rage, enthusiasm and panic. In a word, a man in a crowd behaves as
though he had swallowed a large dose of some powerful intoxicant [See The
Dopamine-Driven Church]. He is a victim of what I have called
He writes the following about Common Good:
"The driving vision of solidarity. American individualism must yield to collective thinking and action. Personal "good" must yield to the "good" of the collective -- including redistribution of resources. Though it sounds compassionate, this process destroyed both Russia's middle class and personal incentive. It left everyone equally poor -- except the elite rulers who controlled everything.
Yet, socialist change agents still believe that with a bit more psychology, sociology, surveillance and assessments -- all part of today's re-education -- the dream can be accomplished. But they are wrong! Whether subtle or coercive, the march toward global solidarity will bring terror and totalitarianism, not peace and plenty. And it will surely raise hostility toward Christianity, which is incompatible with the rising socialist system. As Marx and Engels wrote in The Communist Manifesto (1848):
"...communism abolishes eternal truths... and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience....
"The Communists... openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions."
Today such change is gradual and alluring rather than forceful and alarming. Influential Pied Pipers like Rick Warren speed the process. According to Christianity Today, Rick Warren is pleased to share Obama's inauguration platform with Bishop Gene Robinson, a homosexual who has promised to give the prayer without using a Bible. Complimenting Obama, Warren said,
"President-elect Obama has again demonstrated his genuine commitment to bringing all Americans of goodwill together in search of common ground."
For the record my problem with Gene Robinson is not that he is homosexual that's business for him and God to work out(or not) my problem is Gene Robinson a Christian Bishop saying that he would make sure his prayer wasn't "too christian." You know, folks get mad at black conservatives because they falsely believe that we have sold out our race. But these same folks running through the aisle, snotting, crying and shouting hallelujah on Sundays don't give a flying fig about a Christian minister selling out Christ!
I have a problem with any christian who is so caught up in the "Hope and Change" mantra of our day that they have forgotten the God that they profess to serve. Now, if you aren't a Christian then I'm not talking to you --do what you do.
So, was Jesus a Socialist? Probably, but because we are sinful beings in a body of flesh, socialism will always be deviled and corrupted by our human nature.