25 September, 2005

If Jesus were alive today...?

Jesus was a truly great man who displayed incredible kindness, wisdom and courage. Many doubt his gifts or are agnostic/atheist. I understand your skepticism.

Over the centuries the institutions that were set up to preach nonviolence, love and freedom have they themselves practiced war, greed and oppression (Crusades, Spanish Inquisition etc). They are now some of the richest institutions on the planet, owning vast assets, land and property with power over millions of people. Is this not hypocrisy?

So coming back to my question, if there is a God (I realize this a big IF for some of you) and there was a prophet alive today (again another big assumption, I know) then would he be happy with the way religion has unfolded or would he speak out against the institutions, in such a way, that he would make so many enemies they would conspire to kill him? Sound a familiar story?

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  1. Christian Pacifism: Fruit of the Narrow Way may be of interest [30th Anniversary edition, orig. pub. by Friends United Press]

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christian-Pacifism-Fruit-Narrow-ebook/dp/B005RIKH62/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1338470983&sr=1-1

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    1. Thanks Michael. Your book looks interesting. Like you I made the switch from "just war" to pacifism.

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  2. Hi Adam,

    I've spent the day reading about the Quakers, and then Christian anarchism...and found you.

    About 3 years ago while watching YouTube videos, a suggested video "Secrets of the Universe" piqued my interest. AJ (Alan John) Miller claims to be the first earthling to reincarnate...and his first life on earth was as Jesus.

    Jesus may actually be alive today. Impossible to prove, but the guy makes a tremendous amount of sense.

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