Jesus died for our debt, not our sins

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I've always had a lot of time for Michael Hudson. (e.g. The following interview with him was a staple for people to understand the economic collapse that happened during 1997-2007 - Michael Hudson on How Finance Capital Leads to Debt Servitude)

Anyway, he has recently released a book. - In it he demonstrates that "sin" actually means monetary debt.

"... Professor Michael Hudson has achieved near complete consensus with the assyriologists & biblical scholars that the Bible is preoccupied with debt, not sin..."

Here is an interview in Naked Capitalism with him about the book - https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/michael-hudson-died-debt-not-sins.html

Here is a synopsis of it - He died for our debt, not our sins | Michael Hudson

I like this interpretation of the bible. I'm looking forward to reading the book.


"... The Ten Commandments were about debt


People tend to think of the Commandment ‘do not covet your neighbour’s wife’ in purely sexual terms but actually, the economist says it refers specifically to creditors who would force the wives and daughters of debtors into sex slavery as collateral for unpaid debt.

“This goes all the way back to Sumer in the third millennium,” he said.

Similarly, the Commandment ‘thou shalt not steal’ refers to usury and exploitation by threat for debts owing.

The economist says Jesus was crucified for his views on debt. Crucifixion being a punishment reserved especially for political dissidents.


”To understand the crucifixion of Jesus is to understand it was his punishment for his economic views,” says Professor Hudson. “He was a threat to the creditors.”


Jesus Christ was a socialist activist for the continuity of regular debt jubilees that were considered essential to the wellbeing of ancient economies..."​

Just to add towards the discussion of this that I personally wholly agree with the solution he advocates, and have done so for a good number of years by now: "...The economist recommends replacing income tax with land, monopoly and natural resource tax, banning absentee ownership, and empowering the government to distribute land to the population..."
 


Cellachán Chaisil

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When all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.
 

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I've always had a lot of time for Michael Hudson. (e.g. The following interview with him was a staple for people to understand the economic collapse that happened during 1997-2007 - Michael Hudson on How Finance Capital Leads to Debt Servitude)

Anyway, he has recently released a book. - In it he demonstrates that "sin" actually means monetary debt.

"... Professor Michael Hudson has achieved near complete consensus with the assyriologists & biblical scholars that the Bible is preoccupied with debt, not sin..."

Here is an interview in Naked Capitalism with him about the book - https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/michael-hudson-died-debt-not-sins.html

Here is a synopsis of it - He died for our debt, not our sins | Michael Hudson

I like this interpretation of the bible. I'm looking forward to reading the book.


"... The Ten Commandments were about debt


People tend to think of the Commandment ‘do not covet your neighbour’s wife’ in purely sexual terms but actually, the economist says it refers specifically to creditors who would force the wives and daughters of debtors into sex slavery as collateral for unpaid debt.

“This goes all the way back to Sumer in the third millennium,” he said.

Similarly, the Commandment ‘thou shalt not steal’ refers to usury and exploitation by threat for debts owing.

The economist says Jesus was crucified for his views on debt. Crucifixion being a punishment reserved especially for political dissidents.


”To understand the crucifixion of Jesus is to understand it was his punishment for his economic views,” says Professor Hudson. “He was a threat to the creditors.”


Jesus Christ was a socialist activist for the continuity of regular debt jubilees that were considered essential to the wellbeing of ancient economies..."​

Just to add towards the discussion of this that I personally wholly agree with the solution he advocates, and have done so for a good number of years by now: "...The economist recommends replacing income tax with land, monopoly and natural resource tax, banning absentee ownership, and empowering the government to distribute land to the population..."
even as a young lad i always thought the general understanding of Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, as a little odd given that Thou shall not commit adultery was already covered. the above is a plausible explanation.
 

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I always has a problem with that "covet thy neighbours wife" thing. Specifically, its interpretation as "don't screw around".


Covet means desire something right? It isn't coveting if you neighbour's wife propositions you is it?
 

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According to Suds (who liked to preach to the plebs from Knock, and the ISIS Times) the people should "take responsibility" for the debts of private sector banks.

Especially, when those debts went to his pension provider, GSucks (also known as Vampire Squid).
 

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Before engaging on the subject of what Jesus died for, it is necessary to examine whether he lived at all, a fact not at all certain.
 

shiel

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His basic message was love of neighbour.

He also claimed to be God.

Great coverage of all this in a book by Lee Strobel - The Case for Christ.
 

FunkyBoogaloo

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Jesus never existed - at least not the one described in the bible. Not a single contemporary account exists or survives of him. Tis all bullsh!t.

But nonetheless, Awww, for trying to unite the Hebrew god and Mammon into one.

I do love a good fairytale though. :)
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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Before engaging on the subject of what Jesus died for, it is necessary to examine whether he lived at all, a fact not at all certain.
He was a metaphor not an actual person or entity. Probably an amalgam of a handful of contemporaneous jewish revolutionaries.
 


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