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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 12:07PM #1
Beliefnetsue
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What kind of man would He be?  Where would He live?  What would He do for work?  What would He have studied in school?  What would He believe about religion?  About politics?  About the state of the world economy?  About the environment?


How would He be an activist?  What would He choose to fight for?  Or against?


And if you went looking for Him, where would you find Him on a Saturday night?


Have fun with this one.    There are of course no right or wrong answers!

"Just passing time, just passing through"
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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 12:27PM #2
hamerhas
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  What has given you cause to believe He would be so different?

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 12:32PM #3
Jazel
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In my city, there is quite a large population of homeless people who set up little camps all along the riverbanks of the river running through downtown.  I imagine if I were looking for Jesus, that would be the first place I would go.

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. And inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Marx
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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 12:47PM #4
hamerhas
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  I live in a town where people think so well of themselves and the good things they do,


that if Jesus were to come today, I would look for a hill outside town where they had


beaten and executed Him, just like the do gooders did before.

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 12:48PM #5
Kwinters
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He'd be what he was in life - a liberal Jew.


 

Jesus had two dads, and he turned out alright.~ Andy Gussert

“Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions…for safety on the streets…for child care, for social welfare…for rape crisis centers, women’s refuges, reforms in the law.

If someone says, “Oh, I’m not a feminist,” I ask, “Why, what’s your problem?”

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 1:01PM #6
LeahOne
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In which case, early on Saturday night, he'd be making Havdolah.....maybe at a Hillel house on a nearby college campus.  Or maybe at a chavurah (fellowship). 


 

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 1:09PM #7
Ebon
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OK, I'll give it a shot.


Based on Jesus's character as presented in the Bible, I think he'd be either a builder of some kind (as he was last time), a teacher or soem kind of medic. Physically, he'd look much the same as most people around him. If he were a builder, he would be fit and strong. He might wear his hair long or have a beard but since those were cultural norms of that time, he might equally not. He'd be Jewish, of course, and probably quite observant but I don't know enough about Judaism to say whether he'd be Reform or Orthodox. He would still have that wry, subtle sense of humour and love of wordplay, he's still a good storyteller.


If he were a teacher, I suspect he would probably teach young children, possibly in what's called Primary School here. He's probably a good teacher as well, one of those infinitely patient teachers who's great with very young or special needs kids. If he was a doctor or nurse, he'd specialise in paediatrics. He lives in a modest apartment, nothing very fancy. He probably reads a lot but doesn't watch much TV. He might well volunteer for some kind of charitable organisation, perhaps Habitat for Humanity (if he were a builder) or some kind of soup kitchen or emergency care organisation.


Politically, he'd be very liberal on some issues and conservative on others (which probably makes him a moderate in US terms). While socially quite conservative, he's a fierce proponant of church-state seperation ("Render unto Caesar") and for health and child care.


On a Saturday night, you might find him doing charitable work but you might also find him preaching his message. Possibly on the streets but also possibly on some kind of public access TV show or even using his sense of humour and love of words to do stand-up at the local comedy club.

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ~ Proverbs 14:31

Fiat justitia, ruat caelum

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 1:17PM #8
GodtheFather
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Apr 3, 2009 -- 12:07PM, Beliefnetsue wrote:


What kind of man would He be?  Where would He live?  What would He do for work?  What would He have studied in school?  What would He believe about religion?  About politics?  About the state of the world economy?  About the environment?


How would He be an activist?  What would He choose to fight for?  Or against?


And if you went looking for Him, where would you find Him on a Saturday night?


Have fun with this one.    There are of course no right or wrong answers!




Actually there are but I'll withold them for now.

The best lack all conviction yet the worst are filled with passionate intensity.

Yates
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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 8:38PM #9
Beliefnetsue
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Apr 3, 2009 -- 1:09PM, Ebon wrote:


OK, I'll give it a shot.


Based on Jesus's character as presented in the Bible, I think he'd be either a builder of some kind (as he was last time), a teacher or soem kind of medic. Physically, he'd look much the same as most people around him. If he were a builder, he would be fit and strong. He might wear his hair long or have a beard but since those were cultural norms of that time, he might equally not. He'd be Jewish, of course, and probably quite observant but I don't know enough about Judaism to say whether he'd be Reform or Orthodox. He would still have that wry, subtle sense of humour and love of wordplay, he's still a good storyteller.


If he were a teacher, I suspect he would probably teach young children, possibly in what's called Primary School here. He's probably a good teacher as well, one of those infinitely patient teachers who's great with very young or special needs kids. If he was a doctor or nurse, he'd specialise in paediatrics. He lives in a modest apartment, nothing very fancy. He probably reads a lot but doesn't watch much TV. He might well volunteer for some kind of charitable organisation, perhaps Habitat for Humanity (if he were a builder) or some kind of soup kitchen or emergency care organisation.


Politically, he'd be very liberal on some issues and conservative on others (which probably makes him a moderate in US terms). While socially quite conservative, he's a fierce proponant of church-state seperation ("Render unto Caesar") and for health and child care.


On a Saturday night, you might find him doing charitable work but you might also find him preaching his message. Possibly on the streets but also possibly on some kind of public access TV show or even using his sense of humour and love of words to do stand-up at the local comedy club.




Nice Job Ebon!


I really like your Jesus.  :-)


Some of the others were pretty good ideas also.


Peace and Love,


Beliefnet Sue

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 8:47PM #10
hamerhas
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  I can certainly think of many stands He took that would get Him accused of being a


fundementalist.


 Such as even looking at another person in lust means you are an adulterer, but I can think


of none that would get him labled a liberal.


Can you name one?

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