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What would you do if Jesus was here?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Trajan12, Mar 7, 2008.

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Would you follow Jesus hear and now?

Poll closed Jun 15, 2008.
  1. Christian- Yes

    21 vote(s)
    18.6%
  2. Christian- No

    6 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. Other Religion- Yes

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  4. Other Religion- No

    7 vote(s)
    6.2%
  5. Nonreligious-Yes

    9 vote(s)
    8.0%
  6. Nonreligous- No

    68 vote(s)
    60.2%
  1. Shadylookin

    Shadylookin master debater

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    No. There are a lot of preachers that preach what jesus supposedly said and I couldn't care less what they have to say. Even if I agreed with them I don't understand why you gotta follow them why not just accept the message and get on with your life?
     
  2. Captain2

    Captain2 ಠ_ృ

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    I tend to be a believer in this Gandhi quote

    "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ"
     
  3. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    If he spoke at the Republican Convention he would be torn limb from limb and lynched on the spot.
     
  4. puglover

    puglover Disturber of Worldviews

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    Then you're changing Jesus for the sake of argument. If it's not the same Jesus, the question is invalid.
     
  5. Adamb0mb

    Adamb0mb Lawless

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    I would sue him so that I could have the Robe of Jesus. Then I would dress up as Jesus every Halloween.

    But otherwise I wouldn't pay him much attention. We have plenty of preachers preaching all sorts of messages these days and if I wanted to follow a man of god I would have already found one I like.
     
  6. Trajan12

    Trajan12 Chieftain

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    It is the same Jesus. I left out his divinity because I wanted to see whether or not Christians would only follow Jesus' ideals if he were Magik.
     
  7. puglover

    puglover Disturber of Worldviews

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    But Christians believe that the purpose of Jesus becoming incarnate in the first place was to die for the sins of mankind. Take away his divinity, and he's just a nice guy, unable to do anything for our salvation.

    If that's the Jesus you are creating, then I would probably support him like any other good-hearted minister. The thread title is deceiving.

    I hear that quote tossed around so often, but haven't you considered the many good Christian communities across the world? We're not all televangelists and politicians.

    Maybe. But where are you basing your idea of who Christ is in the first place?
     
  8. jessiecat

    jessiecat Divine Monarch

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    Check his papers first. Then get him signed on to welfare.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Defiant47

    Defiant47 Peace Sentinel

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    If he started performing miracles that nobody could ever explain, I would still not believe in him as God.

    If God himself reached down from the heavens and took me on a tour of the universe, showing his magnificence, omnipotence, and omniscience, I would not believe in this entity as God. (where God denotes an omnipotent, omniscient being)
     
  10. West 36

    West 36 Can count up to 4

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    If I saw a real miracle first hand, then maybe. Otherwise, no.
     
  11. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    For all we know that is what Jesus was like.
     
  12. lutzj

    lutzj The Last Thing You See

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    I would give him a hug thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis big!
     
  13. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    He was an apocalyptic preacher first and foremost. Without any special powers, or any evidence to back his stuff up, such as being the messiah, he's just a loon.
     
  14. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    If he wasnt devine, he would just be another guy named Jesus. /shrug.
     
  15. StarWorms

    StarWorms Chieftain

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    Ok so he's now just a generally nice person called Jesus? There are plenty of nice people around the world. Why not follow all of them.

    So, my answer is still no.
     
  16. ybbor

    ybbor Will not change his avata

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    While I'd like to hope that I'd recognize the call, if I were to be honest with myself, a guy preaching peace & love as you describe in the OP without the miracles to back him up likely wouldn't draw my attention in a world of 6 billion.

    More to the point, we have a pretty sizeable population of people right now doing just what the OP describes: telling parables, preaching of the need to turn the other cheek, forgive your borrowers, etc. Teaching the exact same things Jesus taught. All the while having no miracles to their credit. They're called pastors, and my guess is you can't name more than a handful. Granted many are likely not as gifted orators, but still without the miracles, there's unfortunately little to differentiate the real deal.
     
  17. Ramius75

    Ramius75 Chieftain

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    provided he cannot perform magical tricks...
    i would expect him to be atleast able to give satisfaction answers to how the universe is created, why the dinosaurs disappears, why god kill the egyptians, where the dead people goes before his cruxification, where the dead people goes before they heard of Christianisty ? Are the other gods fake ? How they live in heaven ? what they do in heaven ? Is sex a sin ? Should sex be pleasurable ? Will or has he enjoy sex ? Why and why not ? Who created god ? What does god do before he created the universe ? and before that. and before before that. How to cure aids ? How to solve poverty ? Is communism evil ? Is capitalism Evil ? Why and why not.

    Im hard to please.
     
  18. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    What if he actually did heal the sick, made the blind see again, and walked on water? Would you believe him then?
     
  19. Ramius75

    Ramius75 Chieftain

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    I will need him to perform it again under controlled environment. With all sort of devices to measure the energy or whatsoever.
     
  20. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    I'd tell him to build me a home.
     

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