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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by ChristianJapan, Jul 25, 2011.
What is your first thought on what religion Jesus was part of ?
Hmmm, "king of the jews" doesn't say it all for you?
My first thought is that he was a Jew.
However, if he really believed he was the son of God and could perform miracles he was probably mentally ill and unable to form rational judgement. If he was around today he may well be institutionalised. Interesting thought isn't it?
Don't know about any religion he may or may not have had however if the hearsay is anything to go by he appears to have been a Socialist at least and probably a Communist.
Uh... he was Jewish wasn't he?
Honestly, everything he did was so royally exaggerated who really knows? Especially 2000 years later. Like who can really look me in the face and tell me anything about the guy, really...
Edit: Islam came a while after Jesus, right?
He was a well-meaning Rabbi, better than most.
Hippie Flower Child?
Assuming he existed, he was Jewish. Voting otherwise won't change that.
Apparently, a lot of guys at that time knew they were the messiah. It beat working.
I'd bet my house on there being just as many messiahs today as there were back then.
"Jesus was a Jew" - Avenue Q
I vote for less of a single individual and more a confluence of myths and legends from antiquity.
Others claimed that he said was the son of God and performed miracles.
Jesus was Jewish and claimed to be the messiah (not just one of many) for the religion.
He was either right or wrong on this point and people will debate that point hotly for years to come unless some hard evidence shows humanity what the truth was.
I don't really care if somebody who believes in Jesus as the messiah calls themselves Christians, believers (as was one of the more popular earliest terms), or Messianic Jews.
What's interesting is that I came onto the truth about Judaism and how it related to Jesus as an adult and never had instruction in Sunday school as to anything other than the messiah being "Christian" even though that term did not exist in those days until sometime later. There are many who probably think a new religion called Christianity was started by Jesus from scratch which isn't the case at all.
This does not come as a surprise when the neighboring town at the time had a ban on anyone of Middle Eastern descent most commonly associated with Judaism or Islam from owning property in that city (which also included people who were Turkish who may be Europeans).
how could anyone even moderately christian, of any denomination, not know that jesus was a jew?
the poll is even more bizarre. protestant or muslim? really?
INRI, exactly what it says on the tin
Tell it to the nazis
OP, is this a serious question? As a christian you should know the answer.
Early kind of Christianity
Or gnosticism, a bunch of sects who appeared the first few hundred years after the death of Jesus.
The branch that was grew out of the formalization and unison of the Gnostic branches after the First Council of Nicea in 325 AD.
The major branch that grew out of the Reformation started by Martin Luther, largely helped by the invention of the printing press by Johan Gutenberg.
The prevalent religion of the minor regions around that which would become Israel in the time before the birth of Jesus and the first few hundred years after (at least).
Founded by the prophet Muhammed around the year 600 AD.
So, what do you think? Kind of a silly question to ask, really.
of course not; just wanted to offer some wrong alternatives to hide the right answer.
I know ... Same as many here ... Jewish ...
Not too silly; I met people saying Jesus was Christian.
To all: sorry for the poll; just wanted to cross check on that one. Thanks for answering though.
So you're giving us a quiz?
Sorry, I don't follow your purpose. Was there a point to this exercise? Are you trying to start a discussion?
Just been a while since the last "bash religion" thread.
Ummm... no. According to tradition, Ishmael was the father of Islam. He was the first born son of Abraham (yeah, the Jew's and Christian's Abraham was also the Muslim's Abraham. That's why he's called the Father of Faith. All of you hating on religion can blame Abraham for everything.) So technically, Islam (Ishmael) came before Judaism (Issac) and a long time before Christianity (Jesus).
I know Jesus was jewish, and AFAIK he practice the Jewish faith... so why did Christians drop traditional Jewish practices (like Kosher, changing the Sabbath, and circumcision)?
I don't think Jesus really said anything about those practices, and yet they changed. In terms of changing the Sabbath was it to more closely reflect the words of Genesis when God rested after the 6th day? For dropping circumcision was it to avoid a lot of pain? Was the allure of crispy bacon for breakfast the deciding factor?
Will we ever know, and does observing/not observing any of the above make us more deserving of some divine reward?
I don't think so; It's more like the message of religion got mixed up with prejudices of man... and that started long before the new testament.
^ That's a whole new thread right there. Why don't you start one as opposed to taking this one off topic. If you do start one then I'll be happy to give some thoughts unless you were just seeking to make a statement as opposed to genuinely asking.
And according to Mormon tradition the founder of the CoLDS was not Joseph Smith, but Jesus Christ, who popped in for coffee with Native Americans shortly after his ascension.
I could claim to follow the one true religion of a lost race of intelligent dinosaurs and thus, at 150My, my religion predates any of yours by a wide margin, despite the fact that the "truth" was revealed to me about three minutes ago while contemplating a response to your post.
We're talking about the founding of a religion, not the timeline of events in its mythology. The Islamic faith most certainly dates to the time of Muhammed.
Where did the term Christianity, or even Christ, come from?
(Sorry for ignorance, I'm not Christian)
But yes, Jesus was Jewish, as were most other people of that day and age. Christianity came as a result of Jesus, even though he specifically stated to not follow him.