The inappropriateness of Jesus

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The inappropriateness of Jesus

Postby Nessa » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:15 pm

Jesus was often inappropriate by other people's standards.

He touched lepers, messed up the marketplace, didnt bother going to see his sick friend straight away, expecting people to love him more than their own family...

I was thinking today that what if an inappropriate response is, at times, the best response.

What if we are so brainwashed with what is socially acceptable that we dont even consider rocking the boat at times when we should. What if our silence is causing more misery than our inappropriate opinions. Even if it costs us greatly.

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Re: The inappropriateness of Jesus

Postby RickD » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:22 pm

Nessa wrote:Jesus was often inappropriate by other people's standards.

He touched lepers, messed up the marketplace, didnt bother going to see his sick friend straight away, expecting people to love him more than their own family...

I was thinking today that what if an inappropriate response is, at times, the best response.

What if we are so brainwashed with what is socially acceptable that we dont even consider rocking the boat at times when we should. What if our silence is causing more misery than our inappropriate opinions. Even if it costs us greatly.

I agree. And, I'm glad that I have no problem being extremely inappropriate, when necessary.
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Re: The inappropriateness of Jesus

Postby Kurieuo » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:04 pm

RickD wrote:
Nessa wrote:Jesus was often inappropriate by other people's standards.

He touched lepers, messed up the marketplace, didnt bother going to see his sick friend straight away, expecting people to love him more than their own family...

I was thinking today that what if an inappropriate response is, at times, the best response.

What if we are so brainwashed with what is socially acceptable that we dont even consider rocking the boat at times when we should. What if our silence is causing more misery than our inappropriate opinions. Even if it costs us greatly.

I agree. And, I'm glad that I have no problem being extremely inappropriate, when necessary.
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Some people have said I sometimes go over the cliff with "inappropriate" comments. ;) Are you enorouging RickD and myself to say inappropriate stuff more of the time? Sure these new brainwaves aren't just a menopausal thing? :econfused:

Speaking of which, if Jesus can touch lepers, then does that mean it's alright to touch my wife when she bleeds? :wave:
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Re: The inappropriateness of Jesus

Postby Nessa » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:51 pm

Kurieuo wrote:
RickD wrote:
Nessa wrote:Jesus was often inappropriate by other people's standards.

He touched lepers, messed up the marketplace, didnt bother going to see his sick friend straight away, expecting people to love him more than their own family...

I was thinking today that what if an inappropriate response is, at times, the best response.

What if we are so brainwashed with what is socially acceptable that we dont even consider rocking the boat at times when we should. What if our silence is causing more misery than our inappropriate opinions. Even if it costs us greatly.


Speaking of which, if Jesus can touch lepers, then does that mean it's alright to touch my wife when she bleeds? :wave:


Of course you can.....

just dont shake my hand afterwards :shakehand: :shakehead:

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Re: The inappropriateness of Jesus

Postby Kurieuo » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:19 pm

Nessa wrote:
Kurieuo wrote:
RickD wrote:
Nessa wrote:Jesus was often inappropriate by other people's standards.

He touched lepers, messed up the marketplace, didnt bother going to see his sick friend straight away, expecting people to love him more than their own family...

I was thinking today that what if an inappropriate response is, at times, the best response.

What if we are so brainwashed with what is socially acceptable that we dont even consider rocking the boat at times when we should. What if our silence is causing more misery than our inappropriate opinions. Even if it costs us greatly.


Speaking of which, if Jesus can touch lepers, then does that mean it's alright to touch my wife when she bleeds? :wave:


Of course you can.....

just dont shake my hand afterwards :shakehand: :shakehead:

Umm, you didn't think I meant touch her... erm, in that spot did you? Now, that's just inappropriate Nessa! :shock:

I was meaning a general coming into contact with like in Leviticus 15:19 where it says, "When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening."
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Re: The inappropriateness of Jesus

Postby Philip » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:02 pm

:esurprised: :shock: :esurprised: :shock: :esurprised: :shock: y#-o

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Re: The inappropriateness of Jesus

Postby Nessa » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:20 pm

Philip wrote::esurprised: :shock: :esurprised: :shock: :esurprised: :shock: y#-o

oh lets not pretend there arent grosser things in the bible :lol:

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Re: The inappropriateness of Jesus

Postby PaulSacramento » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:07 am

Jesus would be the furthest thing from a "social justice warrior" that we have now.
Jesus WANTED discussion and He WANTED the opposing view and WANTED free speech, dissenting speech even.
He even took matters into His own hands, physically, if needed, BUT never returned WORDS with physical violence.
See, He didn't allow OTHERS to dictate to Him what He could or couldn't say.
Free will means that people MUST be allowed to choose, regardless of what that choice may be.
He hung out with the outcast to SAVE them, not to accept them as they were ( though He did accept them as people).
He pointed out what was wrong and why and was clear even if it hurt peoples feelings, sometimes on purpose to hurt people's feelings ( The pearls before swine, the table scraps comments).
An adulteress was called just that, a thief was called just that, people that were doing wrongs things were called on them.
Jesus was no compromising or appropriate in modern terms.

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Re: The inappropriateness of Jesus

Postby Kurieuo » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:48 pm

I see a little irony when certain non-Christians portray "God" as sitting above us, demanding we bow the knee or else.

The picture that Christian Theism sets up of God is one who gives liberty to all to carry out good or evil even unto the most extreme ends. Such is how much God values our moral choosing, to follow love or hate, to the point people then question God's goodness when the most terrible evils are allowed -- generally perpetrated by humanity's greed and selfish desires.

Thankfully, there are limits and boundaries that are in place to evil i.e., physical death. Once we die, no longer can we be physically pained and harmed. In life even, we can gain some relief in dreams, in our minds which can be quite powerful. Nonetheless, evil cannot be perpetrated against us and others eternally, there are limits in place and it is finite and but for a time. It is tolerated because God desires the hearts of humanity, for all to love and love back, rather than beings who are borg-like robots.

And, it is interesting that when Christ entered the world, He didn't minister to those who were powerful and wealthy. It wasn't the righteous religious orders of the day that He backed. Rather, Christ went to sick, the lepers, prostitutes, weak and powerless. Those who understood their sin and that they were sinners. (Mark 2:17; Luke 5:31-32) Those who likely suffered the most evils in life and were considered social outcasts. If we come to Christ, then He promises us rest. Such can be had in this life in ways many don't understand, and will be had more fully in the next life when we wake up with Christ by our side.

The question is whether we trust what this person Christ said 2000 years ago to be true? I do. It is hard to deny the wisdom He spoke, and so much rings of goodness and truth. It ought to be true even if it is not, although I am certain it is true.
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Re: The inappropriateness of Jesus

Postby PaulSacramento » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:30 am

Non-Christians, skeptics and atheists create the God they can disprove, they create the God they can renounce and not believe in.
I have yet to read one serious argument against the Classical Theist Christian God.


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