doesn't matter what he looked like (even though i disagree with the americanizing of his image).
but to me, to worship a single man like jesus, just proves to the kids that no matter how great you think you are, there is always jesus to 1 up you. that he is greater than you will ever be, and that he accomplished more in death than you ever will in life.
worshiping someone else is stupid. you should worship yourself. jesus didn't get up every single day and walk around in your shoes and accomplish the tasks you accomplished and live your life. he probably didn't face the problems you face, and who knows, maybe he wouldn't have known how to deal with it had he been dealt your hand. PLENTY of men have existed that were/are as righteous, if not more righteous than jesus is said to have been. sure, he dealt with a lot of shit, but so have so many more fucking people after him.
HE WAS NOT THE SON OF YOUR FUCKING GOD.
you are the only son of god, and only you will be given the chances you are given in life. he lived his life a righteous man and died a glorious, selfless death. my deepest prayers go out to him. now let's get over this same shit that we've all been hung up on for the past 2,000 years.
i was raised to believe what i want to believe. my dad's a jew, and my mom's an episcable (sp?). i've been to a couple churches and synagogues, and it's all a giant bore to me, save the food. some good ass eatin'. but just because i'm dissecting the basis of the christian religion, it doesn't mean that it's the only religion i don't care for. as great as i believe the jewish religion is, the point of it has been carried further than what it was originally meant to serve.
people should not die for things they were taught to believe. it hurts me to say that because so many of my relatives were massacred and murdered in europe a little over half a century ago, but i do not believe it's totally correct to stick around for that. my grandma came over here when she was a little girl, and since then, she never really pushed the jewish religion on my dad and uncles. i think she's also a somewhat believer in individual belief.
that all being said, the jews and countless others murdered in the holocaust died the same death jesus did. who the fuck worships each and every one of them? this wasn't the first time, either. remember ancient egypt? remember all of history?
all i am trying to do is make a point. please don't let your beliefs be swayed by anyone other than yourself.
and i'm sorry for turning this topic into this, but i felt it needed to be said.
thank you and have a lovely night. or pleasant day for those of you on the other side of the earth.