690: JUST JESUS #30: The 21st century view

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In this brief post, almost the last in the Just Jesus, No God! series, I’m piling up together words selected from the Just Jesus series. Words used by my chosen writers to describe Jesus. Words like hobo and hippie. They are not my words – I’m just reporting what’s out there. If you’ve been reading the Just Jesus series you’ve seen them anyway. It is not my intention to give offence. If you don’t think you’ll like this post then skip it. No holds are barred. I report what I see.

The 21st century view of Jesus

HOBO                                           SPIRIT PERSON                                             BLEEDING HEART                                              GUERILLA FIGHTER
LIBERAL HIPPIE FREAK                                  ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT                                             SAGE                                       LONG-HAIRED
ONE-MAN CRIME WAVE                         HOMELESS                              PACIFIST                                       JEWISH MYSTIC                                    GLUTTON
HEALER                    STRANGE IDEAS                                DRUNKARD                                     EXECUTED AS A PUBLIC NUISANCE BY THE ROMANS
SHARED MEALS WITH SOCIAL OUTCASTS                                           GAY                 USELESS                    PROPERTY-LESS                             EXORCIST
CELIBATE                             ITINERANT                              WISDOM TEACHER                                VAGRANT                          DISDAINFUL OF KINFOLK
UNCONVENTIONAL                     SOCIAL PROPHET           LOSER                       THORN IN THE SIDE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT
ARRESTED                WITHOUT FEAR FOR HIS OWN SAFETY                     MOVEMENT INITIATOR                      DISCARDED                         VULNERABLE
SCOURGE OF THE RICH AND POWERFUL                              A SHADOWY FIGURE                                     PEACELOVING
WITHOUT A TRADE OR OCCUPATION                                VICTIM OF IMPERIALIST FORCES                    REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVIST
ILLITERATE                SOCIALLY MARGINAL                                 ILLEGITIMATE                          FRIEND OF OUTCASTS AND PARIAHS
AVERSE TO MATERIAL POSSESSIONS                           UGLY                             RELENTLESS FIERCELY UNCOMPROMISING ACTIVIST                     DARK
SMALL                      LAW-BREAKER                                  EXTRAVAGANT                              TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK                    UNARMED
REJOICING IN BEING PERSECUTED                             NON-VIOLENT                   SECULAR                                      LOVING HIS ENEMIES                  HEALER                            REFUSING TO JUDGE                                   FRATERNISED WITH SINNERS AND WOMEN                 CHARISMATIC
TRULY HUMAN                   RECKLESS                          COMPASSIONATE              VISIONARY                                                     NOT KOSHER
NO PERMANENT ADDRESS                     INDIFFERENT TO SABBATH OBSERVANCES                      LIKED CHILDREN               VAGABOND
NO BED TO SLEEP IN                               NO RESPECT ON HIS HOME TURF                          FLAWED              BAREFOOT                         INCONSISTENT
PROFANED THE TEMPLE                  RACIST                            UNEMPLOYED                            INDIFFERENT TO RELIGION                               LIAR
FUNDAMENTALIST                      DIDN’T KNOW HIS BIBLE                             SELF-CONTRADICTORY                              SHORT-TEMPERED         SWORE
SUPPORTED SLAVERY                     POORLY DRESSED                             ILL-NOURISHED                                ALIEN
INSURGENT                          PROFESSIONAL AGITATOR                           KIND                        LOVING
INTRANSIGENT                                      POLITICAL TROUBLE MAKER                               ROYAL PRETENDER
RABBLE ROUSER                        ANGRY                                         BELIEVED EARTH WAS FLAT       DSY LABOURER

 

Why not print the page and in a group use highlighters to mark the words and phrases you agree with/dislike? Discuss your choices.

The writers I have taken these words from are not a bunch of raving atheists: most are involved with bible study/theology in one way or another.

When you’ve finished, how about Jesus’ entourage?

RIFF RAFF                SCUM OF THE EARTH                         FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
UNDERCOVER ANTI-COLONIAL MILITANTS

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