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Opening Arguments

In search of Jesus

At this late date, we're really going to find something that will shock us?

A new 6-session Bible Study that "is bound to change your perceptions of who Jesus is" begins Wednesday, Oct. 29 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 126th St. & Rangeline Road in Carmel.

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This new study, held from 9:30-11 a.m. each week through Dec.10, is based on Philip Yancey's best selling book, The Jesus I Never Knew. It was developed to be equally enlightening to those who have known Jesus their entire lives and those meeting him for the first time.

Yancey's book tries to discover the "real" Jesus who actually lived and breathed and walked with regular people. Isn't that pointless? Jesus is either central to your religion or he is a historical figure of minor interest. In neither case would his daily life seem to be of much interest. Besides, we all know Jesus would have been a Democratic, pro-choice vegetarian.


Bob G.
Thu, 10/23/2008 - 11:47am

LMAO...yeah, right.

Seems I recall a little tale about some money-changers, a scourge of rope, and a guy named Jesus that had some "righteous indignation" to dole out.
(only 'cause he don't have a can of whoop-ass available)

And just because his "mom" rode into town on a donkey, doesn't mean they came from a "blue" province of the land of Israel.

You go, Leo!

Thu, 10/23/2008 - 2:12pm

"historical figure of minor interest"? You might want to rethink that one. Name two that have had a greater influence over events of the last 2000 years.

Thu, 10/23/2008 - 3:02pm

"In neither case would His daily life seem to be of much interest."

It was, is, and has been for two millenia, but obviously not for you. For details, see Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, among others. And you really, really need to re-think your characterization of Jesus as pro-choice (or even vegetarian), even though I know that was your feeble attempt at satire.

Thu, 10/23/2008 - 3:40pm

I always thought he was a real party animal. He liked wedding parties and wine; made his own when necessary. He spent most of his time hanging around with fishermen, tax collectors, and whores. Doesn't sound like an elitist democrat to me.