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The Jungle Is Jesus a Socialist There are many interpretations that different individuals can develop on one event material or thing and on such example is the Bible In The Jungle Upton Sinclair an advocate of Socialism uses a character to tie Socialism with Jesus The character is an ex-preacher called Lucas who portrays Jesus as a Socialist by using his actions and words to conform with Socialist ideas Although one cannot say interpretations are right or wrong Sinclair blasphemously uses the Bible for his own ideas In the beginning of Lucass speech on Jesus he says that Jesus was a man whose whole being was one flame of hatred for wealth and all that wealth stands Sinclair 334 There are examples in the Bible that might lead one to infer that Jesus was a hater of wealth but he didnt In fact he dined at many wealthy individuals houses ie Jesus at a Pharisees House Luke 141-24 If he hated the rich and well to do he would not even associate with them Jesus only disliked the many lavish things that rich people did with their wealth which blocked their relationship with God For example in Luke 1619-31 there is a story about a rich man and Lazarus a beggar covered with boils The rich man did not help Lazarus one bit even though Lazaruss condition was so bad being covered in sores that even the dogs came and licked his sores Luke 1621 The rich man daily was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day Luke 1619 but would not spare some food for Lazarus who longed to eat what fell from the rich mans table Luke 1621 Eventually both Lazarus and the rich man died Lazarus was received into Heaven and Lazarus fell into hell The rich man suffering in hell saw Abraham with Lazarus far away and called out Father Abraham have pity on me
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