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Occupy Wall Street Protests: Preparing for the Apocalypse?

With Harold Camping’s new definitely/maybe apocalypse rescheduled for this Friday, perhaps the Occupy Wall Street crowd’s contagious pessimism has just been preparing humanity for the end of days? Any gold enthusiasts reported deathly ill from a mysterious plague yet?

Either way, there’s a growing religious component (boosted by the timing of this year’s Jewish high holidays) to this anti-capitalism movement, which began in New York a month ago today and have since spread west to Seattle and east to Rome.


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posted October 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Jesus was a revolutionary and very much against capitalism. He told the rich man that he would not be able to enter God’s kingdom until he sold all his possessions and gave it all to the poor. He turned the tables on the moneychangers. And he said one may not serve God and Manon (the demonic personification of Money) at the same time.

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posted November 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Jesus was a revolutionary and very much against capitalism

Actually, He was a mystic who didn’t understand economics at all because that wasn’t his field of expertise.

Imagine this scenario:

Jesus: “Give all you have to the poor!”

(5 years later)

Jesus: “So how’d it go?”

St. Peter: “Well, we did as you said and gave our food to the poor for free. That caused the poor’s domestic agriculture industry to collapse.”

Jesus: “Huh.”

St. Peter: “Then we gave them our clothes so they wouldn’t freeze in the winter.”

Jesus: “Okay…”

St. Peter: “That collapsed their clothing industry.”

Jesus: “Huh.”

St. Peter: “So now everyone’s running around starving and naked; and possibly turning to cannibalism.”

And so on, and so on.

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