Thursday, December 28, 2017

"Jesus Died for our Debts, Not Our Sins" by Claire Connelly

As we turn towards our faiths this Christmas and Hanukkah in an attempt to make sense of the year that was, economist Professor Michael Hudson says we have been interpreting the bible incorrectly. And he has written an entire book about it. Rather than sex and sin, both Christianity and Judaism is preoccupied with debt. As it turns out, Jesus was a socialist activist who paid the ultimate price, fighting for the reinstatement of regular debt jubilees. In fact, the rulers of classical antiquity who cancelled their subjects’ debts were overthrown with disturbing frequency and tended not to live that long…

"And Forgive them their Debts: Credit and Redemption’
(available this spring on Amazon), 
Professor Michael Hudson makes the argument 
that far from being about sex, the bible is actually about economics, 
and debt in particular.
“The Christianity we know today is not the Christianity o 
Jesus,” says Professor Hudson.
Indeed the Judaism that we know today is not the Judaism 
of Jesus either.
The economist told Renegade Inc the Lord’s Prayer,
 ‘forgive us our sins even as we forgive all who are indebted to us’, 
refers specifically to debt. "

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