söndag 8 juni 2014

It is, after all, Pentecost. So how about a debate about God ...

.... a debate about the existence of God where everyone involved is actually having fun... 

“I’ve come to view Jesus much the way I view Elvis. I love the guy but the fan clubs really freak me out. I think a lot of the times the mistake we make is confusing God and religion and thinking they’re the same thing.” John Fugelsang

“What we have now is all the fundamentalist Christians who read the Bible and they skip right from the golden calf to Revelations — and then the ‘Left Behind’ books, and they kind of leave out the fact that Jesus was pretty much was the most extremely liberal guy ever in history or literature or whatever your belief system is. You look at the character of Jesus and he scares the hell out of the conservatives, even today. If Jesus came back today you wouldn’t be able to hear him talk over the sound of Christians calling him a socialist.” John Fugelsang

"[Jesus was a] peaceful, radical, nonviolent, revolutionary guy who hung out with lepers, hookers and criminals, who never spoke English — was not an American citizen. A guy who was anti-wealth, anti-possessions, anti–self-defence, anti-greed, anti–death penalty completely, anti–public prayer — Matthew 6:5, he was — but never once anti-gay, never mentioned abortion, never mentioned premarital sex, never justified torture, never called the poor ‘lazy,’ never asked a leper for a co-pay, never fought for tax cuts for the wealthiest Nazarenes and was a long-haired, brown-skinned — it’s in Revelation, I didn’t write it — brown-skinned, homeless, community-organizing, pro–women’s rights, Middle Eastern, outrageously liberal, reformer Jew." John Fugelsang

Oh, and can I just mention that I like what John Fugelsang said …

4 kommentarer:

  1. :-) Fantstiska citat!
    Jag gillar speciellt det översta: "I love the guy but the fan clubs really freak me out."

    Jag är kristen själv men håller med om att det som görs i religionens namn oftast går helt överstyr.

  2. Spännande debatt och mycket underhållande. Älskar när man kan använda humor i sådana här sammanhäng.

  3. Urbra! Synd Jesus-fansen inte alltid gör som sitt idol...

  4. Värst är när de som säger sig tro mest på Jesus inte alls gör som Jesus lärt ut. Annars tycker att han Jesus sagt och gjort så mycket klokt och bra!