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Old 02-08-2005, 12:48 AM   #1
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who is jesus to you?

I grew up in a pastor's home. For the past few years I have thoroughly tried to run away from any notion of Jesus. Yet, here I am asking what you all think of him.
For me Jesus stands for all that is beautiful in human nature: rebellion, humility, strength, courage, love, poetry, story-telling. His approach to life was so similar to many teachings of the east. Taoism actually brought me back to the messages of Jesus. So, without getting into a dismall discussion about the validity of him being the messiah, or another da vinci code dialogue, just write who you think was and what he stands for...please.
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:19 AM   #2
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Strength, courage, honour and forgiveness ~ the connection to eastern philosophies is a most interesting note considering the mixing along the trade routes and imperial conquests.
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Old 02-08-2005, 03:51 AM   #3
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Justice, Commitment, Integrity

The chap stood for some great values. Common sense ones, yet good ones.

He's nothing to go all crazy over though.
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:23 AM   #4
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Jesus was, and still is, one of the very few "historical figures" (I mean, obviously as a Christian I believe He's much more than that, but I'll stay on topic here) who was fully and consistently on the side of the poor. He originated the idea of a preferential option for the poor (see liberation theology), believing and acting such that the Church should not merely help the poor, but seek to liberate the poor from poverty and make this a priority over serving the needs of the comfortable and the wealthy.

Jesus was also, to me, the paragon of unselfish love and the first, best, and only model of what sacrifice means. Jesus personified in his life and death the "love for all the world" of which the Gospels speak, and so when I struggle with love, I think of Jesus--thinking, really, of the lengths to which true love will go.

Hmmmm. Hope that all made sense.
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What pax said.
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humility, non-violence, non-judgement. damn near communist, too.

pretty much the opposite of what most right wing politicized Christians stand for.

seriously. whatever Dobson says, i imagine Jesus would think the exact opposite.
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All about love, able to look beyond material posessions, socialist, stands up for those being oppressed, lives what he actually preaches making him the ultimate peace dude,
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Jesus is all about love. His love comforts me when times are tough, like they are now. He's about compassion for the poor, the sick, and the otherwise marginalized.
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Jesus is God.

He has many attributes. Some we like, others we don't.
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Jesus to me..?? Easy Aria Giovanni wearing a U2 t-shirt..LOL..

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Jesus to me was a damn good liberal.
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I actually also agree with nbcrusader as we Catholics also believe Jesus is God.
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A NON-POLITICAL but SPIRITUAL revolutionary figure, a preacher of love, compassion, obedience, peace, and forgiveness, even in times when they are unpopular.
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:54 PM   #14
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Neither liberal, nor conservative, Republican or Democrat, capitalist or communist. He is not suppose to belong to us but us to him. To me he is sacrificial, selfless, and a host of other things. Most importantly (to me) the Son of God.
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The embodiment of love.


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I found this comment to be interesting.
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