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
I see many reviews referring to the lyricism, the obvious biblical connections and and the pure artistic quality of this film. What it is, along with and MORE THAN all that, is a smart, straightforward narrative reminding us that Jesus (and a handful of other historical visionaries)was handing us a message of such simple and obvious truth, such COMMON SENSE that it could NOT, not be true. This film guides us on a path toward decency. It also highlights the fact that the snake-oil brand of spirituality packaged under Jesus' label by the rich and politically powerful, is exactly that. Go see it when you get a chance.
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