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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Quarterly Quote of the Month about Jesus for this Week

Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.

                                                         ~Mikhail Gorbachev


  1. Where did Jesus advocate that Tiberius set up a welfare state, nationalize Galilee's farmland, and expropriate the rich and redistribute the expropriated property among the poor?

    1. Dear Pithom,

      This weblog has been active for about five months now. In that time, I have posted a weekly quotation about Jesus. These quotes have included folks like Augustine, Bonhoeffer, Vonnegut Jr., and the Doobie Brothers.

      I post these quotations to illustrate how portraits of Jesus have reflected the popular ideals of various groups and figures. Thank you for helping me illustrate how and why such appropriations continue to move public opinion.