Attitude towards Communism

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JustChristian, Jan 6, 2009.

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Do you support communism as implimented in China for example?

Poll closed Jan 16, 2009.
  1. I'm politically RIGHT of center and I SUPPORT communism.

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  2. I'm politically RIGHT of center and I OPPOSE communism.

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  3. I'm politically LEFT of center and I SUPPORT communism.

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  4. I'm politically LEFT of center and I OPPOSE communism.

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    31.8%
  1. JustChristian

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    This poll is for investigating how people with different political views feel about communism as implemented in the old Soviet Union, China, North Korea, and Cuba.
     
  2. Bro. Curtis

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    If it wasn't for the execution of Christians, educated people, gay people, and the civil rights violations of everyone else. the squashing of free speech & dissent, state imposed atheism, impeding free markets, and military control of the population, it might be something worth talking about.

    How do you feel about it ?
     
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    How can any Christian; left, right, or just Christian; support an atheist ideology? That is like a Christian supporting the murder of the unborn!
     
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    My thoughts as well.
     
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    How do you define center and right or left thereof? Communism has always been left of center so how could anyone right of center be a supporter of such an ungodly system?
     
  6. Dragoon68

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    You left our Viet Nam.
     
  7. Jim1999

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    Not all communists are atheists!

    Socialists are not communists and certainly not atheists.

    I am sure some Republicans and Democrats in the US are either socialistic or even communistic, and may even be atheists.

    Don't wipe a broad brush on everyone.

    Cheers,

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  8. JustChristian

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    I posted this poll to show everyone here how ridiculous it was to call anyone who voted for Obama a communist. Now do you see the error of your ways? Using some socialist tactics like nationalizing AIG in the current financial crisis or setting up Social Security is not remotely like communism in practice.

    It does seem ridiculous to have to post this kind of a poll on a Christian web site. It was also ridiculous to make the statements that led to doing it.
     
  9. Bro. Curtis

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    Again, who called them communists ?
     
  10. Revmitchell

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    What is intentionally being overlooked is that communism has changed. Looking to the past to present proof some are not marxist is in error. But having presented on multiple occasions the principles of the current neo-communists directly from their own website no one has shown where Barack Hussein ( It is ok to use that now) Obama does not support their basic principles. I and one or two others have shwn effectively that he supports most if not all the basic principles and ideas of the current communist party. The result is an understanding that Barack Hussein (It is ok to use that now) Obama is a Marxist. Do you support the same principles? Are you then a Marxist?
     
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    What makes Mr. Obama a communist?

    Cheers,

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  12. JustChristian

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    China. North Korea, and Cuba are good examples of communism TODAY. Just respond to that.
     
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    So is the communist Party in America which is representative of today's communism.
     
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    The charge has been that Obama - and a lot of others - are pushing for even more socialism than we already have. What seems alarming to me is that socialism seems to have some support right here on this discussion board. Far too many people see government as the answer to all problems and are ready to have them seize control of private enterprise - whether by loans, bailouts, or regulation - thinking it will save us. It seems to me the very source of economic problems is the already bloated government and its various attempts at social re-engineering followed now with general panic among the population who believes the government has to step in and solve the problem. They are playing us to slay their own dragon and ultimately at the cost of our liberty. There are, in fact, some common characteristics with communism in nationalizing financial institutions and setting up social welfare programs like social security. It's all about making the citizens wards of the state and dependent upon it for everything they have and do. We're headed in the wrong direction!
     
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    I am a democratic socialist and believe it is biblical to be so. It is simply democracy with social responsibility. It does not make all companies state owned. It does offer some controls that save those private companies.

    For example, Canada was saved from some of the severity of this recent downfall in economics because our main banks have regulations placed upon them regarding reserves.....this came out of the great fall of 1929 and the following depression when people lost everything. Now the banks are required, by government regulation, to have reserves i store for each account up to a given sum. If you think this is a bad thing, then best stay where you are where your banks can go broke and you can lose everything. Remember the days when Americans lined up outside a closed bank trying to get their $100.00 out of their account. Some of us are old enough to remember.

    There are many other benefits,,,,,,along with the shortfalls.

    Cheers,

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    If you didn't know where this came from what would you say about these people's attitude towards capitalism versus socialism?

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    And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
    And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all [men], as every man had need.
    And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

    Were these people communists or atheists because they shared everything they had?
     
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    How many times do you have to be told? They were not forced to do this by the government by use of force as Barack Hussein (we are now aloud to say this) Obama and company is doing.
     
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    This is a frequently quoted extract of scripture used by some to justify socialism and even communism. The Bible does not, when taken as a whole as it should be, support such governmental systems. In fact, a better case could be made for its support of dictators and monarchs but that also would be incorrect. The fact that this group of Christians willingly came together and shared their possessions amongst themselves does not imply that the Bible thereby endorses the establishment of governments that own all property and distribute it according to how they see fit. It is one thing for a Church through its members and appointed deacons to decide how to share wealth among its members or even outsiders. It is another thing to have a group of politicians confiscate property and earnings so they can give it to someone else over which one has no supervision or even knowledge. Socialism and communism both stink badly throughout history yet people still seem to fall for its putrid smells and especially so in difficult economic times.
     
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    No thanks to Canada's system of government. I like what we have - or had - in the United States of America and want to keep it that way. We also have regulations in place to provide some protection for the citizens. We do have federal insurance programs to protect one's cash deposits. We also give everyone the freedom to live and work where they want but they may have to make changes during their lifetime as needs change. We don't look to the government to guarantee that one's investments in stocks, bonds, or property will always result in positive gains. We don't look to the government to guarantee a job for life unless, perhaps, one is working for the government. America is a great nation and the economic problems we're facing right now don't make it any less great. Much of what's going on right now is the result of too much past government meddling for social re-engineering as well as general panic being spread by politicians who desire to use the events to grab even more control.
     
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    Miopia can be treated, but blindess is generally for life. You haven't a clue about Canadian politics and obviously not American history either. You never saw the people weeping whilst trying to get their pittance from a bank that just closed their doors? Those people never got their money and some even lost their farms in the process...Not too many years back. Sorry.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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