Is Jesus a Socialist - The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

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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 …

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…people that God can accept them. Many times over he feasted with the rich, and even helped save some from their sins. Although it was the working class that associated with him most, many personages of wealth and reputation came to him for help. Jesus freed everyone from their sins, and brought God’s interpretations and ways to life on earth. In essence, Sinclair distorts Jesus into a political figure; Jesus was not a socialist.