i had always believed jesus to be an anarchist. especially his disdain for authority – political or religious – but this belief, considered a blasphemy, had irked some of my friends in the catholic movement. i had posted an announcement of the movie ‘V” for Vendetta (Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel) in an e-group, and had instantly been bombarded with emails. One of the emails said :
“This is redicluous! Anarchy is not the way to go under any circustances. We may not like the present system but we have to be sensible when trying to promote an alternative”.
And so my reply was:
“Anarchy is a sensible alternative.
Read about it, not just the propaganda against it.
If you believe in freedom that is…”
“… absolutely believe in freedom..just not the way it is defined by the current world system and definitely not the way anarchaist have defined it. i believe in Freedom as Jesus defined if and His defination has no place watsover for anarchy”.
To which I sent him this article, and had no reply ever since:
Jesus Is an Anarchist (A free-market/libertarian anarchist, that is–otherwise what is called an anarcho-capitalist.) by James Redford.
The above title may seem like strong words, for surely that can’t be correct? Jesus an anarchist? One must be joking, right? But you read correctly, and I will demonstrate exactly that. At this point you may be incredulous, but I assure you that I am quite serious. If you are a Christian and find the above title at all hard to believe then you of all people owe it to yourself to find out what the basis of this charge is, for if the above comes as news to you then you still have much to learn about Jesus and about the most vitally important struggle which has plagued mankind since the dawn of history: mankind’s continuing struggle between freedom and slavery, between value producers and the violent parasitical elite, between peace and war, between truth and deception….
Read more in: www.anti-state.com/redford/redford4.html