Christian evangelicals criticize capitalism

Some evangelicals are reinventing socialism, not knowing about or too afraid to make the links to traditional socialism – which in turn had at least some Christian roots.

The Communist League, which commissioned Marx and Engels to write the Communist Manifesto, began as a Christian organization whose goal was: “the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth, based on the ideals of love of one’s neighbor, equality and justice.”

It’s only in the U.S. where ignorance and fear of socialism is so widespread, that the two appear to be in conflict, unlike Europe where one can be a Christian socialist without it being problematic.

  • DJ

    Also many socialists (including Marx) have seen Christianity as incompatible with socialism.

    OTOH, check out “The Catholic Agitator” (subscriptions cost $1 per year). It’s published by The Catholic Worker – Los Angeles, and has in the past carried such headlines as “Family Values Are Not Christian Values.” They don’t call themselves socialists, but check out their politics.

    (L.A. Catholic Worker will be there on Saturday, too.)

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