So a Marxist and a Christian walk into a Bar…

The following also comes from CS Lewis’ The Problem of Pain,

Those who would most scornfully repudiate Christianity as a mere ‘opiate of the people’ have a contempt for the rich, that is, for all mankind except the poor.

They regard the poor as the only people worth preserving from ‘liquidation’, and place in them the only hope of the human race.

But this is not compatible with a belief that the effects of poverty on those who suffer it are wholly evil; it even implies that they are good.

The Marxist thus finds himself in real agreement with the Christian in those two beliefs which Christianity paradoxically demands–that poverty is blessed and yet ought to be removed.


One Response to So a Marxist and a Christian walk into a Bar…

  1. Irv Brown says:

    Jesus is teaching about those who are poor in SPIRIT. It has nothing to do with being materialisticaly poor. Its all about the need-condition of the spirit. As the poor person on the street needs assistance, so the poor in spirit are those who get the kingdom.

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