Private Property Concepts in the Bible and in Historic Context
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One day, a rich man turned to Jesus and asked him about how to inherit an eternal life. Even though he had already followed the particular commandments such as not murdering, stealing, lying and honoring your parents, he still could not keep the law perfectly. Because Jesus asked him to give all his fortune to the poor but he would not like to. Jesus told disciples that it would be easier for the camel to go through the eye of a needle than the wealthy to enter the Kingdom of God. (Mark 10:17-10:25)
The story from the Bible is not intended to persuade people to stay poor but to uphold the loyalty to God. (The Straight Dope) However, it can be reflected in a different perspective that the reluctance to give up the great possessions exist from the early history of human and all wealth except for labor-made possession is kind of theft because it more or less deprive manual workers of labor and free time which can be used to produce wealth. Moreover, the distribution of wealth is unfair from the emergency of surplus property. Therefore, there is an assumption that property is a kind of theft. (Proudhon, 1840)
The assumption can be explained in history in different human civilizations.
(i) As originated from Genesis, the mark of Cain (Genesis, ) is the sign of slavery according to the views of the Southern Baptist organizations in America. In human history, slavery existed for a long time and is still estimated over 20 million slaves around the world. (Gould, 2012)
After the discovery of the new continent, the colonists brought the black men from Africa to America, driving them to work in order to earn a fortune. In that society, slaves were subject to their owners like property and so exploited that they did not possess any...
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