Putin says communism comes from the bible, compares Lenin to a saint

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Putin Says Communism Comes From the Bible, Compares Lenin to a Saint

Russian President Vladimir Putin has compared Vladimir Lenin to a saint and declared that Soviet communist ideas come from the Bible.

Putin was speaking during a documentary about the recently-restored Valaam Monastery on state-funded channel Rossiya 1, which tells the story of the building—located near the border with Finland—over the years.

A major point of discussion is the October Revolution of 1917, which led to the execution of the staunchly Christian royal family, the formation of the Soviet Union and a new chapter of atheistic and anti-religious policies by the Kremlin.
Yeah, sure,,, whatever you say Vlad.....
 

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Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

" ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’

13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”



So God thinks everyone should be payed the same no matter how much they work?
 
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Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

" ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’

13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”



So God thinks everyone should be payed the same no matter how much they work?
And think exactly the same too.
 
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Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

" ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’

13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”



So God thinks everyone should be payed the same no matter how much they work?
So you're with Vlad on this?
The parable is about salvation, not economic policy. Jesus was not a politician.
 

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So you're with Vlad on this?
The parable is about salvation, not economic policy. Jesus was not a politician.
The parable is about a lot of things, including equality. But the point is that principles expressed by Marx are also present in the Bible (among other places).

"For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required" could also be expressed "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need".

No I don't think Stalin was a saint. But Putin wasn't just making shit up out of thin air, either.

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Can you all see Jolly old St. Lenin taking over Santa Claus' position?