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Old 05-18-2019, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by QuickSilver View Post
What would he be crucified for today? Seems to me, his ideas in today's world would be quite welcome and very non-controversial. Even if he leveled criticism at the Church - who hasn't at this point?
The idealized Jesus portrayed in the Bible would today be regarded, at best, as an unpatriotic socialist hippie bum. But the real (historical) Jesus also included the element of being a revolutionary fighting against the dominant state power. Put all of that together, and Jesus today would be on the FBI watchlist in a heartbeat, probably jailed for treason within months, and subjected to the modern-day version of crucifixion, possibly by being sent to Guantanamo Bay.