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Old 01-05-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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would you recognise?

I got thinking about this last night....

If you met Jesus (most likely under a different name ), just in your day to day life, would you recognise him (or her)?

(not quite sure who would be the equivalent to JC in other religions, so I just went with this one.)
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Interesting, there is that new show The Book Of Daniel (premiering Fri) that is causing some sort of "controversy", I think Jesus is portrayed as an everyday person type. Maybe not, I'm not sure.

I see "Jesus like" qualities in people sometimes, unfortunately I see so many opposite qualities as well. But that's life of course

If Jesus really looked like Jim Caviezel I would definitely take notice
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That is a tough question.

If I were to meet Jesus as the meeting is described in Scripture, then there would be no mistake about who He is (even for the non-believer).

Actually, as I think about it, Jesus Himself would determine if I would recognize Him or not - just as Mary experienced outside the tomb or the people walking to Emmaus (Luke 24:30-31).



Probably not the response you were looking for.
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Well if he was speaking a language I never heard or still had the same hair style and walked in Dirty robes then mabey
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I believe we would do a modern day cruicifiction of him.

I do not have faith that we would be any more ready to accept the Messiah today than they were 1,000's of years ago.
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I think most wouldn't. Society would find some way to silence him.

Pat Robertson would publicly condemn him.
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You mean physicaly or spiritualy talking ?
If physicaly, no. Most Causasians imagine Jesus being one, while living in Jerusalem, there's no way he could have white skin. He'd be taken for an arab by our racist society.
And spiritualy ? Well, just ask youself where go the people that claim themselves as the messia lol. Hospital.

Jesus is a part of the folkore. Only Judaism is still waiting for its savior.
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Pat Robertson would publicly condemn him.
And I doubt if ole Pat would recommend a liberal who talks of Love and Forgiveness, and is anti-death penalty, for a nomination to the Supreme Court.
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You mean physicaly or spiritualy talking ?
If physicaly, no. Most Causasians imagine Jesus being one, while living in Jerusalem, there's no way he could have white skin. He'd be taken for an arab by our racist society.
And spiritualy ? Well, just ask youself where go the people that claim themselves as the messia lol. Hospital.

Jesus is a part of the folkore. Only Judaism is still waiting for its savior.
Would Jesus look the same now? Why? Couldn't he be any race or gender?

And I wasn't necessarily thinking he/she would state "I am Jesus" or tell people he/she was a Messiah. I wasn't thinking of this person drawing particular attention to himself (or herself -- no reason not to be a chick this time).

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I see "Jesus like" qualities in people sometimes
I have a suspicion that "Wow, this is a really great person!" would be the best I could muster. Otherwise I'm sure I'd be clueless.

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If Jesus really looked like Jim Caviezel I would definitely take notice
Ha! But those are very impure thoughts MrsS!

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You think he'd still have those great abs?
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OK, now I have "One of Us" by Joan Osborne stuck in my head.

I think someone like Jesus would stick out like a sore thumb in today's society. I also can easily imagine Pat Robertson, Bill O'Reily and Rush Limbaugh slandering him for all they are worth.
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indra :

I thought you meant if he'd be right now in front of us

Then how could someone could ever recognize him if he has nothing of what he had in his past life, if he doesn't talk, if he doesn't act, if he stays secret ? Just because of his "aura" ? Then a lot of people would miss him It's hard to make yourself a place these days without yelling louder than the others, or having good contacts, even if it's about political, spiritual or star lifestyle... you follow me ? lol
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No kidding there used to be this guy who taught us scripture in high school back in 1989 and i swear this guy looked like JC!
He wore sandals and white linen shirts,we used to sit there and giggle during class as he used talk very solemly and with flowing hands , throw his head back and flick his long hair ,he was absolutely comical!!

But you know he left as quick as he came, even the other teachers thought him strange!

It could have been him!!!
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Probably not the response you were looking for.
I really wasn't looking for a specific response. I just thought it was an interesting supposition and wonder what others responses would be. So far they have been interesting.
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I believe we would do a modern day cruicifiction of him.

I do not have faith that we would be any more ready to accept the Messiah today than they were 1,000's of years ago.
It's highly unlikely that one person would even make a splash. Christianity succeeded, due to the rather syncretic nature of "pagan" religions. That is, they would willingly accept the addition of other cultures' deities into their existing belief structure. As such, I often think that evangelization often accepted implicit compromises, such as how Jesus and Mithras have lots in common, not to mention that there are quite a few saints (lesser known today) that correspond to pagan deities.

The environment today is much different. Syncretism is not even in our language, and the idea of adding "foreign" beliefs into our existing theology is repugnant to most people. If someone claimed to be Jesus, He'd likely be rejected, because there's no room for additions to 2000 year-old beliefs.

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