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Jesus Was a Commie (2011)

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JESUS WAS A COMMIE presents modern society with questions and leads the audience on a dialectical journey. The film challenges the viewer to seek their own answers and personal truths.

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Could it be argued that Jesus was a Communist? There's no question he was a revolutionary. But not with violence. His revolution involved a complete and dramatic change in the way people thought; progressive and liberal thinking. With no army and no weapons, he led a group of young people toward a new, more humane way of thinking; toward a philosophy of love and forgiveness. He may have been a supporter of a political ideology that advanced an egalitarian society based on common ownership of property. These are the ideas explored in the new avant-garde short film, JESUS WAS A COMMIE. Written by Matthew Modine & Adam Rackoff

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11 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Jesus Was a Commie" was a very good movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. Matthew Modine's argument was not the the economic aspect of the word, but more of a social one. Communism is a ideology in which there is an establishment of a classless, moneyless society. In the word there is the word "common." Modine argues that Jesus was a commie because he was for the common man. I agree with Modine and his style of presentation combined with his argument in a 15 minute clip had me convinced.

Matthew Modine also argued that our humanistic egos are destroying the very planet that we live on. He places the responsibility on us to change our outlooks to a positive one and to work together for a common goal of bettering not only ourselves, but others as well. We need to have a sense of morality that is beneficial to the entire world and it must correlate to Jesus's teachings. We have an opportunity to change human history for the better rather than the worse.

Overall, this film is definitely a must see. It has a compelling, provoking argument, with up to date visuals, so it will not bore you. I would recommend this to a good friend or family member because it is that thought provoking. Only after seeing this film can one decided if "Jesus Was a Commie."

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