This pretty much says it all

WHO says Jesus’ message isn’t radical.
If Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount today, he might be declared delusional or disowned by the self-proclaimed Christians who love power but would despise the actual Christ. The message is just too radical for some people.
I feel we often keep fighting the wrong battles, taking our eyes off the liberating mission of Jesus’ new kind of humanity. His words corroborate a Saviour deeply concerned with social, political, and moral issues. Jesus not only challenged the politics of religious purity, but advocated the politics of compassion.

Listen to His words.

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18 thoughts on “This pretty much says it all

  1. Yet Bryan you defend “RELIGION ” .
    A structured organization designed to profit from peoples fear of non existence.
    By the way have you been taking notice of what the RC Vatican bank was getting up to .
    The major banks in Europe demand to know what was going on in such vast movement of capital .
    To force the Vatican bank to explain they isolated the funds.
    Yep the Vatican bank was doing some money laundering.
    Some how that news was not important to be published in “Australia”
    MMMM !!

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    • No, if you’d been paying attention you’d know I don’t defend religion AT.
      And yes I have read about the goings on in the Vatican bank because I can – like everyone who has the internet – look at other news sources outside Australia. It’s not that hard.

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  2. I have been reading various Jewish views about Jesus, and have to agree he was not the expected Jewish Messiah. I believe he was far more than that. Although he came to the Jewish people, he was a man for all season, a man for all faiths.

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  3. “WHO says Jesus’ message isn’t radical.
    If Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount today, he might be declared delusional or disowned by the self-proclaimed Christians who love power but would despise the actual Christ. The message is just too radical for some people.”
    ……or, more likely, censored.

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      • Wouldn’t have occurred to me to draw such a comparison.
        But since you mention it, and since Jesus and I are both bigots:-
        (Shorter Oxford)
        Noun Bigot. (big-ut)
        A prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
        Zealot
        Partisan
        Drumbeater

        ….I suppose such comparisons are inevitable.
        But at least his views weren’t suppressed by bigoted censorship.
        All the Sanhedrin did was have him knocked off.

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    • Another good thing about being an atheist, Dom, is that ~ unlike godbotherers ~ one doesn’t HAVE to form or hold an opinion.
      Nor defend it ~ against all odds or reason.
      That’s why you don’t have atheist wars or jihads, or men living on their knees.
      Dawkins?…who knows?
      He does say that he misses only the ‘traditions’ ~ and I can empathise with that.
      There are occasionally those I’d find great delight in feeding to the lions or burning at the stake, or slicing with a scimitar.
      Though, as an atheist, it’s not a compulsion I can’t resist indulging.

      I can’t decide ~ so will have to seek your…..er, opinion ~…..is that an ‘announcement’ or not?
      .

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      • Usually an announcement is a sentence or two. That was more like a flippin speech.

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      • Good point.
        One sentence it is then:-

        “Another good thing about being an atheist, Dom, is that ~ unlike godbotherers ~ one doesn’t HAVE to form or hold an opinion nor defend it against all odds or reason: that’s why you don’t have atheist wars or jihads, or men living on their knees; Dawkins?…who knows?, he does say that he misses only the ‘traditions’ and I can empathise with that: there are occasionally those I’d find great delight in feeding to the lions or burning at the stake or slicing with a scimitar though, as an atheist, it’s not a compulsion I can’t resist indulging.”

        Howzatt!?

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      • ps. Here in Oz I rather think a “flippin speech” usually suggests a different context. 😉

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    • Interesting idea. They’d have been well-matched, too, since neither of them is restrained by concepts of Reality

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    • Andrew will give Yeshua a smart alex question and Yeshua will just shoot him down in flames. That is what happened with the Bolts he encountered 2000 years ago.

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