Jesus was a Middle-Eastern Jewish man who advocated for the seperation of church and state, pacifism, free healthcare, and reform. Frankly, I’m surprised he’s so popular among conservatives.
He also hung out with prostitutes and prisoners, immigrated illegally, didn’t speak English, frowned upon laissez faire capitalism, and advocated love and acceptance for all. Oh and he wore what by modern standards we’d pretty much call dresses and Berkenstocks.
The vast majority of conservatives believe in the whitewashed fanon version of Jesus.
he actually also pushed for women’s rights, saying that husbands should see and treat them as equals, and some of his strongest followers were women
can I also add that many people in the church I grew up in (the Mormon church) strongly believe that he had a wife and children? That’s right, Jesus wasn’t a celibate “prude”, either. He’d probably had sex. For some reason this idea is UNTHINKABLE for so many hardcore bible-thumpers like sex is such a Bad Thing. Dude, that’s how you make families. THAT’S HOW YOU MAKE OTHER HUMANS. Why is it so far-fetched that Jesus would have a wife (or multiple, given the times) and children? After all, it’s no secret that the Bible, written by people, has been edited and corrupted over the centuries by people warping it to their own ideals. There’s probably a lot we don’t know because it was censored or erased by people who thought it was immoral.
all these brilliant christians who stunt their imaginations, because they think that if you question the modern popular conception of jesus, your faith is being shaken…