Austerity gospel.

/Austerity gospel.

Here’s a fun take to annoy all your hyperconservative prosperity-gospel relatives: for its first few hundred years of existence, before it was adopted by the Romans as their state religion, Christianity was basically the communism of its day.

This is not exactly a Fresh Hot Take if you know anything about, for example, the Bible (which is not at all shy about denouncing the evils of wealth and property) and/or the early Christian church (who were all very sure of Christ’s imminent return, as well as mostly being dispossessed anti-government hippie anarchist types). But, yanno. Always good to have an article to whip out when needs demand…

2018-09-13T12:42:35+00:0013th September, 2018|Tags: culture, religion|