Rancid wrote:Conservatives and liberals alike are trash apes.
Unfortunately we here in America are stuck with only two parties, and thus a forced false dichotomy.
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Robert Urbanek wrote:Many people become more conservative as they grow older. So, Christ is probably looking back at his younger self and saying, “Jeez, what was I thinking?”To be fair, few religious leaders live to an old age. I can only think of Buddha and Mohammed the Prophet.
Patrickov wrote:To be fair, few religious leaders live to an old age. I can only think of Buddha and Mohammed the Prophet.
Potemkin wrote:Moses was another, as was Confucius. And Lao Tzu. And Zhuang-zi. And Zoroaster. And.... yeah, there have been a few actually.Moses' age was recorded as 140, IMHO disputable. Neither Confucius nor Zhuang-zi were religious leaders, and as a matter of fact Confucius was himself a conservative almost from the start.
Patrickov wrote:Moses' age was recorded as 140, IMHO disputable.
Neither Confucius nor Zhuang-zi were religious leaders, and as a matter of fact Confucius was himself a conservative almost from the start.
Godstud wrote:As people become more educated, I find that that stupid saying of people getting more conservative as they grow older, isn't true. It's true of the stupid people, however, as less educated people tend to be more conservative.
Potemkin wrote:Nevertheless, religions were later founded based on their teachings. So they count. Lol.
Robert Urbanek wrote:Many people become more conservative as they grow older. So, Christ is probably looking back at his younger self and saying, “Jeez, what was I thinking?”
Beren wrote:I'd rather believe he's either an old hippie or a social liberal governor of heaven.
Beren wrote:He'd been a self-employed carpenter before he tried his hand at the messiah business.
Potemkin wrote:Guess that didn't work out too well for him, since he tried his hand as an itinerant preacher? Maybe he should have become a plumber. People always need plumbers.
colliric wrote:@Potemkin that is a stupid assertion and you know it, since Jewish Rabbi's in his time generally had two jobs because in his day it was the lowest entry level religious vocation(more of a Saturday hobby really) and not the elitist religious vocation it is considered today. That was simply the state of Judaism back then. Rabbi's didn't get a gazillion bucks in donations back then. They had to pay their way and look after their finances(Judas was the treasurer who's "job" within the group was to look after the expenses, remember?). Jesus in fact continued to do carpentry after becoming a Rabbi and likely continued to it to finance his religious mission. Proof: Religiously He had to build his own Sukkot Tent. Made from wood. And he clearly allowed his disciples to occasionally go back to fishing to raise finances since they continue to fish Lake Genesaret all throughout his ministry whenever they happen to be back there(including after he was crucified in the Gospel of John). Jesus also had a good understanding of Real Estate concepts, business issues to do with running vineyards, and how to farm/shepherd sheep profitably.
They didn't even have ordination in his time. The Cohanim and the Sanhedrin, being run by the Pharisees and Sadducees were the establishment in his time. They got the lionshare of that sweet "old widow religious donation" money.
Bart D. Ehrman wrote:Even before he was born, it was known that he would be someone special. A supernatural being informed his mother the child she was to conceive would not be a mere mortal but would be divine. He was born miraculously, and he became an unusually precocious young man. As an adult he left home and went on an itinerant preaching ministry, urging his listeners to live, not for the material things of this world, but for what is spiritual. He gathered a number of disciples around him, who became convinced that his teachings were divinely inspired, in no small part because he himself was divine. He proved it to them by doing many miracles, healing the sick, casting out demons, and raising the dead. But at the end of his life he roused opposition, and his enemies delivered him over to the Roman authorities for judgment, but unlike Jesus was not crucified, as he vanished from the courtroom and reappeared in another place days later where he was seen by his followers, and convinced them that he was not really dead, but lived on in the heavenly realm. Later some of his followers wrote books about him.
Godstud wrote:Buddhism is older than Christianity by about 500 years, so maybe Jesus did a trip to Tibet and learned a few things, and then went back and taught.
There's also stories that he took the Hippy trail to India.
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