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Thread: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You might want to study on the times. That hit upon the big controversy among the jews at the time. It was very much a political statement, made in very clear political terms. Some Jews to this day think of Jesus as something of a roman collaborator.
    Jesus was crucified over Bar-Abbas, because Bar-Abbas was a political revolutionary who wanted to fight the Romans. So the Jews obviously chose a fighter..over the man who wanted to make nice wit da bad guys.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    I think he'd be the subject of a Led Zeppelin Song

    "I am a traveler of both time and space"

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    If christ came to the 21st century as it is now...

    hed spontaneously combust.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    If christ came to the 21st century as it is now...

    hed spontaneously combust.
    I doubt it. He lived his entire life surrounded by people of lowly character, he ministered to prostitutes and theives, and he preached forgiveness, not revenge. He would still be the same now as he was then.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Jesus would be considered a Liberal! He broker laws, hung out with undesirables, didn't listen to authority.

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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I think he'd be the subject of a Led Zeppelin Song

    "I am a traveler of both time and space"
    or maybe this guy


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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I doubt it. He lived his entire life surrounded by people of lowly character, he ministered to prostitutes and theives, and he preached forgiveness, not revenge. He would still be the same now as he was then.
    Though I expect some folks would have some 'splaining to do about things they're doing in "His" name.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Though I expect some folks would have some 'splaining to do about things they're doing in "His" name.
    Well, I figure he could be pretty forgiving toward them as well. Anyone who went through his false accusation, arrest, beating, and torturous death, without uttering a word against those who accused, arrested, and killed him, obviously can handle the faults of others extremely well.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You might want to study on the times. That hit upon the big controversy among the jews at the time. It was very much a political statement, made in very clear political terms. Some Jews to this day think of Jesus as something of a roman collaborator.
    There is only three outcomes I buy from this statement for what it could mean if it was serious.

    1. He simply didn't understand money. He saw the coin and considered it the property of the Caesar. However, if he did understand money he would know it is the property of the people that earned the money, and the claims for the money from Caesar were unjust.

    2. Considering that Jewish people had their own currency before the Romans took them over he could be saying they should do away with the romans and return all of his coin. In that case maybe it would be a political statement but then that wouldn't be tax policy statement like you desire but a freedom statement.

    3. Rejecting currency from the state altogether which seems pretty likely all things considered.

    However, it could simply be what he was doing is what he usually did when questions like this came up and just shrugging it off.

    On second thought three seems most likely than one, so I retract my last post on the subject.
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    Re: Would Jesus be a Liberal?

    Potato, with little doubt in my mind.

    Projecting Jesus' views into ideological terms fit for modern day society is crazy.

    No, he was not a liberal, nor was he a conservative. But he surely wasn't a capitalist either.

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