Jesus was a radical economist

Remember the Rev. Howard Bess? The Baptist minister clashed with former Alaska governor/former vice presidential candidate/current gadabout Sarah Palin over abortion and gay rights, says about Jesus:

Jesus made his reputation as a Jewish economist, one with very strong opinions about wealth and property, about the relationship between the rich and the poor.

He also was intensely religious and loved nothing more than debating the meaning of the law of God or Torah. For instance, he is presented in the Gospel of Luke as being a precocious 12-year-old boy absorbed in debating religious leaders about the meaning of Torah.

And thanks, Cynical, for the link.

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2 responses to “Jesus was a radical economist

  1. I’ve never thought of Jesus as a “radical economist.”
    But what do I know! I’m an atheist!
    If the Rev. Bess says it’s so…and considering it fits right in with the “Jesus was a commie” theory…who am I to argue?

    • I like him. He’s not afraid to speak his mind and it doesn’t appear he’s ever been afraid to speak his mind. (I guess I mean Rev. Bess and Jesus.)

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