Jesus Marx and Karl Christ
"For 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” (Luke 18:25), said Jesus. "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle," says the Communist Manifesto.
Jesus and Marx agree on this question. Poor is pure; the poor will enter the kingdom of heaven; the proletariat will win the class struggle leading to the inevitable arrival of the final stage of history: communism.
Poverty is beautiful. This is the conclusion that must be drawn by those who believe the poor are better than the rich. A Christian who decides to enter a nunnery or a monastery in order to serve God must take a vow of poverty.
Capitalism was considered bad not simply because it oppressed the poor, but because those who lived under capitalism desired to be rich; they were selfish. In a socialist society, on the other hand, nobody should desire to be richer than anyone else. Poverty is a sacrifice that the people should make for the benefit of society as a whole. Somehow there was no understanding of the fact that society was composed of the same people who were called upon to sacrifice for society. If poverty is beautiful, sacrifice then becomes an end in itself.
Marxism failed because it is cruel; it is cruel because it is a Christian sect. Like Christianity, Marxism rejects the needs of this world as selfish. Like Christianity, Marxism predicts an inevitable future when everything will be perfect and disagreement will end. And like Christianity when it had the power to do so, Marxism sentences heretics to death.