Tenets of the Historical Jesus.
1: Anti-Monetarism / Anti-Capitalism
He did not believe in any form of monetarism (do not carry money.... do not receive money, only food); he was a homeless (he had nowhere to lay his head), unemployed ( he called upon those with him to give up their professions), anti-propertyist who propagated not monetarism but proto-Communism (Fr. Communare: to share. Communism: to share all property in common)
‘Carry neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, neither two robes, neither shoes, nor yet a staff. Mt 10’
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.- Matthew 19:24
And the question needs to raised as to how a person who carries no money could pay taxes; one of the alleged reasons for his arrest.
Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be a king.” (Luke 23:1-4)
Do not worship mammon (Aramaic: Material possessions / clothing / money). Consider Solomon in all his glory?
Lay not up for yourself treasures upon the earth...
- Matthew 6:19
2: No Swearing of Oaths.
..and of course without the swearing of oaths and contracts, Capitalism would cease to exist, and ‘I pledge allegiance to the flag…’ would be a violation of the words and edicts of Jesus, as would American Presidents swearing on stacks of Bibles, and Christians swearing oaths in courts or military oaths to fight the enemies of Capitalism.
But I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by heaven... nor by
earth.- Matthew 5:34-35
3: He cried out against the rich and the religious hypocrites.
Woe to you brood of vipers… hypocrites…serpents.. in the name of the prophets you would have stoned the prophets, etc., etc.
Today it is the Christian state terrorists who have a long history of torturing and murdering Communists, particularly in the post war history of Latin America with their Palace revolutions and miltary coups.
4: He did not sell salvation for Capitalist coin.
He did not ask for tithes or offerings; he fed the poor and freely cared for the sick.
5: He told the rich to devote their wealth to the poor.
Sell all that you have and give to the poor... Luke 12:33
6: No Priesthood.
He was clearly ‘against' the priesthood of his age, and indeed against any form of priesthood.
‘Be not called Rabbi (teacher)… and call no man your father upon the earth…neither be called masters……and whoever exalts himself shall be abased. (Mt.38)’
7: Anti-Capitalist Martyrdom and Rebellion
This is the true meaning of 'take up your cross;' this was a common punishment for anti-Roman terrorists.
He was tortured and executed for his rebellion against the religious establishment, at their request, and allegedly as a political criminal; he did not support the corrupt government and the Solomonic priesthood (the Sadducees).
He was not an idolater, he never referred to himself as the Creator; he may have invoked the Messianic prophecies but he clearly was not so arrogant as to consider himself to be the Creator; indeed he cried out to the Creator at times and referred constantly to the Creator in the Third person. Christians today worship him as an object of idolatry and propagate the Captialist anti-thesis of his teachings.
9: No Public Praying. No Praying in Temples.
He told his followers, 'Do not pray in public in the streets and the Temples.'
And when you pray, you must not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the temples and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when thou pray, enter into your room, and when you have shut the door, pray in secret; and your God which hears in secret shall answer you. And when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. (Mt. 6)
In other words, a true Christ-like person would never pray in public or in a church, nor would they construct any form of Temple.
10: The revolutionary militant (terrorist) Jesus: Armed Revolution.
"Do not suppose that I come to bring peace to the earth: I
did not come to bring peace but a sword..........I have come to cast fire onto the earth; would that it be already kindled"
Consider that at one point he asks his followers to sell their robes if they have to and buy swords. There are two interpretations of the answer, one being 'we have two swords,' and another being 'we have two swords each.' The Judean siccari (Swordsmen or 'terrorists’ to the Romans) commonly carried two swords, as opposed to the sword and shield of the Romans.