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My Take: Jesus was a dirty, dirty God
January 5th, 2013
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My Take: Jesus was a dirty, dirty God

Editor’s note: Johnnie Moore is the author of Dirty God (#DirtyGod). He is a professor of religion and vice president at Liberty University. Keep track of him @johnnieM .

By Johnnie Moore, Special to CNN

(CNN) - Jesus was a lot more like you than you think, and a lot less clean cut than this iconic image of him that floats around culture.

You know the image. It’s the one where Jesus is walking like he’s floating in robes of pristine white followed by birds singing some holy little ditty. He’s polished, manicured, and clearly – God.

But despite the Christian belief that Jesus was both fully God and fully man, Jesus was a rather dirty God.

He was the “earthly” son of a carpenter, and life in the first-century was both more lurid and unfinished than our collective religious memory seems to recall.

To that end, I suggested recently to several astounded colleagues of mine that Jesus actually had to go to the bathroom, perhaps even on the side of the road between Capernaum and Jerusalem.

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What tipped them over the edge was when I insinuated that Jesus, like almost every other human being living in the rural world in that time, might have even had dysentery on an occasion or two.

Someone said, “You mean that Jesus might have had severe diarrhea?”

“Yep,” I replied, “That’s exactly what I mean.”

It seems like an obvious statement if you believe that Jesus was “fully God” and “fully man” (as most evangelicals believe and call the Incarnation), but to some of us it seems in the least, inappropriate, and at the most, sacrilege, to imagine Jesus in this way. We might believe that God was also man, but we picture him with an ever-present halo over his head.

But, actually, the Jesus of the Bible was more human than most people are conditioned to think.

I call this the dirty side of Jesus. He was grittier, and a lot more like us than maybe we believe, and that’s one of the reasons why so many thousands of people followed him so quickly.

They could relate to him.

He was the teacher from a small town who knew and understood the economic insecurity that was common in the first century. Times must have been rather tough for Jesus at points in his life, for he even spoke of being homeless, having to sleep on the ground with no roof over his head.

He also knew what it was like to have his message rejected and how it felt to be misunderstood. Jesus was regarded with such little significance in his hometown that one of his critics once remarked sardonically, “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?” Jesus eventually had to move to different city (Capernaum) because his teachings so infuriated the people living in his hometown that they drove him out of Nazareth and even tried to throw him off a cliff.

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The real Jesus had dirt underneath his fingernails and calluses on his hands. He probably smelled badly from sweating profusely in the Judean sun on his long hikes to Jerusalem, and Jesus was, without a doubt, rumored to be a hypocrite or absolutely mad for all the time he spent with prostitutes and those afflicted with leprosy.

Not exactly have a clean-cut image.

He had a rather shady reputation.

Some people thought he was a revolutionary. The religious leaders called him a heretic, and others even accused him of being a drunkard and a glutton - in no small part because of the vagabond group of disciples he had with him. No serious religious leader of his day would have ever recruited such people.

For his core 12 disciples, Jesus included a tough-as-nails, bombastic fisherman (Peter), a chief tax collector named Matthew (the most hated popular figure of the time), an eventual traitor who was stealing money out of the offering bucket (Judas), a prolific doubter (Thomas), two jocks nicknamed the “Sons of Thunder” (James and John) and Simon the Zealot, a member of a radical political party which believed in using violence to kick out the Romans.

Jesus was sarcastic, too.

He often snapped back at the Pharisees with a tone fit for late-night television, and in a terribly embarrassing moment for all those around him, Jesus even called these respected religious teachers “snakes” that were probably sons of “Satan.”

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That’s not exactly the behavior of a sweet, self-help teacher with a halo over his head.

It’s the behavior of a frustrated man who might also be divine, but sure knows how it feels for annoying people to get under his skin.

Christians believe that Jesus chose to be born fully human, too, but why?

Lots of theologians have laid out opinions over the centuries, and in their opining they have tried once again to hijack Jesus’ humanity by defining it in philosophical terms. I believe it’s simpler than the philosophy and church councils and centuries of argument.

The brilliance of Christianity is the image of a God, named Jesus, arrived with dirty hands.

Jesus came in a time period when Greco-Roman gods were housed in gigantic temples and portrayed with superhuman powers and with superhuman physiques. Gods were believed to be far away from people on their mountains or hemmed up in their sanctuaries.

Jesus arrived in defiance of this prevailing imagery.

Jesus didn’t come flinging lightning bolts from a mountaintop, or playing politics in Rome. He came to live in a typical Middle Eastern village called Nazareth that was home to a couple hundred typical people. He didn’t decide to brandish his power, but to spend most of his time with the powerless and disenfranchised. And when he started a religious movement that reshaped history, he did it in the most profound and anticlimatic way:

He let himself be killed, and then he busted open a tomb.

In Jesus we meet a Savior who understood the desire to sleep just a few more hours, and who had to control his temper sometimes. In Jesus we find a God we can relate to because he chose to relate to us.

He was the God who became dirty so that the world’s souls might be made clean.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Johnnie Moore.

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  1. John P. Tarver

    John the Baptist, Christ's cousin, is an historical fact, due to the riot he started. One hundred and twenty thousand magis were killed in the riot and John was in prison. I guess the Magi did not take the sign of Christ's birth seriously.

    January 6, 2013 at 8:38 pm |
    • MagicPanties

      And what does that have to do with Jesus' poop on his hands?
      Try to keep up.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm |
    • dreamer96

      MagicPanties

      What moron poops on his hands??...

      January 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm |
    • John P. Tarver

      Too bad their were no corn cobs, like our midwestern ancestors enjoyed.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm |
    • MagicPanties

      Well, apparently Jesus did. How else did they get so dirty?

      January 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm |
    • Bobby

      yeah, nobody denies Christ's birth

      January 6, 2013 at 8:43 pm |
    • dreamer96

      John P. Tarver

      When working in the field far from the outhouse a hand full of grass works well....

      January 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm |
    • MagicPanties

      Do imaginary beings have imaginary poop?

      January 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm |
    • frank

      Actually it was one of the Pope Pious's that invented indoor plumbing as I recall. And that's where we got the word poop from. When someone from the middle 47% would see someone go off to the bathroom, they would mutter under their breath "poop pious".

      January 6, 2013 at 9:06 pm |
    • MagicPanties

      @frank

      how zappa, luv it

      January 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm |
  2. yo yo

    Big deal, most believers already knew that. Nothing new. How about earning your living doing something useful for a change Mr. Moore?

    January 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm |
    • MagicPanties

      I spent 10 years in parochial school and not once did anyone mention Jesus poop, not once.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm |
    • John P. Tarver

      If the Priests had thought of it you would have had to own some Jesus poop; or at least rent a log.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:43 pm |
  3. MagicPanties

    ooh, we be talking dirty now, this prof be so hip doncha know, wow we talking poop and everything, omg he is so cool

    January 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm |
  4. TheXDude

    Science drives to eliminate ignorance, religion only promotes and exploits it.

    Religion maintains ignorance, suppression of women, ideological rigidity, and fosters terrorism and violence. This is not an opinion; it is a historical fact.

    January 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm |
    • dreamer96

      Remote Islanders built fake airplanes out of grass and sticks hoping the WWII military would return and bring more spam to eat..

      January 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm |
    • Bobby

      my kids went to church with my neighbor and they broke into a spiritual chant "J-U-S-E-S, J-U-S-E-S...". One chants, the others follow, hahaha, my seven year old girl pointed it out that they were spelling it wrong.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm |
  5. Truth4U

    What this matter? Allah is only true God with jesus the false proffit!!!!

    January 6, 2013 at 8:34 pm |
    • dreamer96

      Allah rose to heaven on a alien beam of light...so much of religious history sound like a alien visit....

      January 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm |
    • MagicPanties

      my invisible pink unicorn likes false profit

      January 6, 2013 at 8:38 pm |
    • Proud Muslim

      No Muslim will ever say that Jesus is a false "profit". No question about Jesus' prophethood but his divinity is another question.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm |
    • Sue

      "No doubt about Jesus' prophethood"? I call you on your bullshit in that statement. Present any prophecy by Jesus with a specific date for a future event in it, and then prove that the event happened on that exact date. So far, no one has ever been able to do that, and if you can't, your statement is a steaming pile. And since I doubt it, your claim is false out of the gate.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm |
    • Proud Muslim

      @Sue

      The problem is that we don't know who wrote the Old and New Testament. It was definitely not written by Moses or Jesus. It was written by PEOPLE and the so-called prophecies conbtained in there are not exactly words of Moses or Jesus.

      January 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm |
  6. Freedom News United

    Breaking News: Turns out Jesus was more imaginary than originally thought

    January 6, 2013 at 8:34 pm |
  7. robin walker

    Do you guys know that Hasidic Jews don't even see each other before their marriage? WOW, what a liberal nation.

    January 6, 2013 at 8:32 pm |
  8. rick v

    Atheist Rox.. wonder if you will be LOL when you meet your maker!! kinda doubt it..

    January 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm |
    • ILOL@JESUS

      I have shared a good laugh with my mom and dad, yes.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:33 pm |
  9. menoc

    Anyone who thinks Mary Magdalene was just another of Jesus' disciples has got to be screwed up in the head or in extreme denial . . .

    I would not be surprised if jesus' and Mary's genes are going around today in the middle east . . .

    January 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm |
    • John P. Tarver

      Mary Magdalene was the head of Christ's Church and anoints him king of the jews; fullfilling a very important prophesy.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:34 pm |
    • Maury

      It would be nice if we could test Jesus' DNA to see who the real dad is.

      "Joseph, you are NOT the father."

      "Next door neighbor... you ARE the father!"

      January 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm |
  10. Chase

    Oh hey guys I forgot to tell you Jesus took dumps outside. Yeah well since toilets were probably holes in the ground at that point, yeah we know.

    January 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm |
  11. Reality

    Jesus is a Prophet – think with logic, not emotion. Find me proof from the bible where Jesus himself declares 'I am God' – you will never find it. People called him God, he never said so himself. Man cannot be God.

    January 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm |
    • John P. Tarver

      Jesus Christ is the Word, meaning Logos, the spell of creation. Jesus was a thought in the mind of God, from which all creation comes.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm |
    • jschmo123

      Luke 18:19 – "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good–except God alone.

      He’s saying, “When you call me good, do you really know what you’re saying? If I am good in the ultimate sense, it’s because I am not merely a good person; it’s because I am God in human flesh.” – http://www.keepbelieving.com/blog/2010-2-16-why-do-you-call-me-good/

      January 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm |
    • Reality

      Exactly, we are ALL creations of God, as was Jesus and all the Prophets before and after him.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm |
    • Reality

      jschmo123 – that is an 'interpretation' of the bible. you did not get that from the bible. Jesus himself did not say 'I am God'. there can't be 2 Gods. Only 1 creator, only 1 God. Jesus is a Prophet created by God to send a message to man.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:40 pm |
    • Correctlycenter

      " I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes unto the Father except by Me." John 14: 6
      " Jesus answered, The truth is, I existed before Abraham was even born." John 8:58
      "Then Jesus said to them, (after He rose from the grave on the 3rd day): You are such foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the (OT) prophets wrote in the Scriptures. Wasn't it clearly predicted by the prophets that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering His time of Glory?" Luke 24:25-27
      " Then Jesus asked Peter; Who do you say I AM? Simon Peter answered; You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God! Jesus replied, You are blessed, Simon son of John, because My Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being." Matthew 16:15-17...

      January 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm |
    • Lou

      Jesus really existed... He chose to be humble as a man an not a GOD.... If he had of exercised his power as a GOD... you must understand it would have changed the course of history and the time we live in now. He's ALPHA and OMEGA!! He seen it all the way to the end!!! We will never understand fully the Divine Structure of the GOD diety. We were created by it and the truth is were just men....

      January 6, 2013 at 9:06 pm |
    • Reality

      Jesus still did not say "I am GOD". Read the bible and you will find many verses stating 'Your father in Heaven' and 'You are the sons of God' to other humans as well to Jesus. Does that make all of them God? Read the Bible properly and open your eyes.

      January 6, 2013 at 9:10 pm |
    • Jeff Alexander

      Matthew 26:63-64 (NIV): The high priest said to [Jesus], "I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God." "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
      Mark 14:61-62: Again the high priest asked [Jesus], "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?" "I am," said Jesus. "And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven."
      Luke 22:70: They all asked, "Are you then the Son of God?" [Jesus] replied, "You are right in saying I am."

      Why do people persist in denying that Jesus claimed He was the Son of God? Many, many other examples besides the above: the healing of the paralytic (Mark 2:1-12), the response to John the Baptist's followers (Matt. 11:2-6), etc.

      January 6, 2013 at 11:34 pm |
  12. John P. Tarver

    Proving a negative is impossible and athiests are an hoot.

    January 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm |
    • YoureWrong

      That just isn't true. What physical universe do you live in?

      January 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm |
    • psych ward staff

      athiests?
      an hoot?

      Let me guess – you were home-schooled by a flock of chickens.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:33 pm |
    • John P. Tarver

      The sentient being outside the universe that makes the universe real only provides the one.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm |
    • @PsycheWard

      I thought you said "home-schooled by a flock of christians"

      Which would be a worse education: flock of chickens or flock of christians?

      At least with chickens you'd learn how to eat bugs and stuff...

      January 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm |
  13. The_Mick

    "He often snapped back at the Pharisees with a tone fit for late-night television, and in a terribly embarrassing moment for all those around him, Jesus even called these respected religious teachers “snakes” that were probably sons of “Satan.”" +++++ Actually, Jesus probably rarely came in contact with Pharisees. They were a very minor, not-in-power sect at the time of Jesus but by around 80 A.D. they competed with Matthew's Christians for converts among the Jews to the North of the Holy Land. That's why Matthew embellished his Gospel with bad Pharisees.

    January 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm |
  14. Perfect Truth

    The Real Truth of How Jesus Looked...

    In some ways I agree with what the author is trying to say, but as for the other things he said, I won't even deal with it…

    First, I at least want to give the author credit for admitting and believe that Jesus existed. That's much better than reading an article where some idiot can only talk about the fact they don't believe he existed…

    As for Jesus walking around with scruffy dirt on his hands, I don't know about that. Jesus knew he was the Son of God. And he knew he had to be representative of that. And Jesus also knew the minds of people and how the devil would use the least little thing to distract them from hearing the truth. Imagine if Jesus was teaching a message and some follower or bystander looked and noticed all the dirt on his hands or on his clothes. The bystander would suddenly forget about the message being taught and would become solely focused on why didn't Jesus wash his hands. Jesus knew this and was aware of this, and thus had to be conscious of his appearance at all times for the people's sake. I can confirm this is the case because my pastor was that same way. My pastor told us how he had to be meticulous about doing certain things, like making sure he didn't have bad breath or about his appearance, or the devil would use those things and play with those things in the minds of the people. And you can bet Jesus was that same way. So yes, Jesus may indeed may have looked ordinary and like you and me, but I'm sure he never forgot to wash his hands and face etc…

    The final issue I want to address is that the Jesus who walked the shores of Galilee was NOT beautiful or handsome like most images you see depicted of him. The real Jesus didn't look like that and was not a handsome guy in that way. Instead, Jesus looked like a plain and ordinary guy. As proof of this, there is a scripture in the bible which states, "Isaiah 53:2 -…and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.". Meaning, the real Jesus wasn't beautiful in outward appearance. He had no beautiful or handsome features that would make a person desire of him for that. Jesus could have created and fashioned for himself the most beautiful body of all to come in. But he didn't. He didn't because he hated world beauty. He hated world vanity. He hated lust. He hated sin. And he hated what the world thought was beautiful. How many people today are mistreated and discriminated against all because of how they look? Jesus hated that. So the real Jesus fashioned for himself a plain and ordinary body that had no beautiful features in it. In fact, my pastor told us that Jesus did that because he didn't want people following him because of how he looked or for outward appearance sake. Instead, he wanted people following him because of the truth and the Word of God he was teaching and because he was the Son of God, nothing more. So Jesus was not beautiful outwardly. He had a face that had no beautiful features in it. He looked like a plain and ordinary guy. To see beauty in him, you had to look beyond his physical appearance and see the God component. And that is precisely how Jesus wanted it to be. So don't believe the false images you see of him with people depicting Jesus with long flowing hair, a trimmed beard, and with handsome features. The real Jesus didn't look like that. Instead the real Jesus looked far more ordinary and just like you and me. Yet he was the Son of the living God….

    January 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm |
    • BillyG

      This is moronic

      January 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm |
    • God

      I commandeth you to go outside.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm |
    • Bobby

      I doubt he looked like you unless you're from the middle east. Athiests and Agnostics don't deny that Jesus was a historical figure, they just don't believe the other stuff.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm |
    • menoc

      I stopped at paragraph #2. That was enough heresy . . .

      January 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Perfect Truth", but "God", "the truth", "Son of God", "Word of God" and "Son of the living God" are all elements of mythology, therefore all of your assertions are unfounded. Using my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE), the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent truths is: "TOTAL FAIL".

      January 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm |
    • asuanmcmahon

      But this contradicts yourself. The typical, normal appearance of a typical normal carpenter. That's what would have made the appeal. A regular guy, a working stiff...the guy you'd want to go to the bar with and order a few drinks and sit around laughing with. But he had a message, and it was incredible. I think the author came to a good, albeit a bit rough, conclusion of Jesus. He was a man. A human. And he was loved not for his appearance, but for his message. This is what I believe, anyway of Jesus. I don't think people would have seen dirt if they themselves were the ones working the fields and fishing and making things of wood and stone. They would have seen a man, like them, who spoke of forgiveness, understanding and love. How amazing that would have been to witness, especially in that era. Satan on the other hand, would have had the noble or wealthy, "Do what I do and I can make you wealthy too..." clean, well dressed and beautiful. That would have stood out among the people more than a man who was as typical to them as each other. I'm not hurt to think of Jesus as a human. On the contrary it shows a love from God to bless us with someone who could walk, talk, sweat and bleed as one of us as a vessel to connect to His people. It would show a compassion, a respect for mankind, and a love for us that went beneath the glow of light and power, the one of the purest of hearts. To me, this article says to me what may be an uncomfortable facet of belief, but one I can accept if perceived in a light of understanding. The light that Jesus tried to teach to us all.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm |
  15. BillyG

    Seriously he gave a good rub and tug.... and he saw that it was GOOD

    January 6, 2013 at 8:21 pm |
  16. Correctlycenter

    Atheists seem to spend endless amounts of time, effort and money to disprove something that supposedly doesn't exist! That makes my faith in Christ stronger all the time! Thank you Lord...

    January 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm |
    • Lord

      Your welcome

      January 6, 2013 at 8:21 pm |
    • roguewave

      Atheism has nothing to do with trying to disprove anything. You have it all wrong.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm |
    • OpposingView

      Atheists do that because they don't have a life and they don't want anyone else to have one either...

      January 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm |
    • BillyG

      Is Satan a lessor god? In ancient Greece Zeus was the head honcho, he came from Cronus, and he was fighting his brother Hades from time to time. Satan lives for ever, can perform magic, knows where we are at all times aka omniscient. Satan seems on par or greater than most Greek gods, yet Christians do not think of themselves as polytheistic? I mean Greeks had plenty of Gods that did not create the world but they still consider them Gods. Would Satan be a god with bad values but Yaweah can will kick his butt on the 3rd rock from the Sun. Of all the spots to fight in the universe this is where the wrastling match will take place.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm |
    • Buddha

      If you get this one, I get the next one...

      January 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm |
    • Jason

      This article has NOTHING to do with atheism.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm |
    • OpposingView

      To "rougewave"… Then why do so many atheists spend enormous time trying to prove Christians wrong? Anybody with a brain already knows that God exists. But atheists can't accept that and all they do is try to convince us we're wrong...

      January 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm |
    • Rick Sutter

      You're

      January 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry "Correctlycenter" and "OpposingView", but "God", "Christ" and "Lord" are all elements of mythology, therefore your assertions are unfounded. Using my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE), the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent truths is: "EPIC FAIL".

      January 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm |
    • yo yo

      Not even close to what religious people spend to convince everyone of the existence of their deity without an iota of evidence.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm |
  17. Name*steve

    Of course Jesus is real. It's a historical fact. Nobody today can disprove him, but we have to have faith, or hope; a belief that he saved us. It is a choice to believe or not and a choice to have a relationship with him. This Gentleman made a choice to write this artle. I doubt they had hand sanitizer back when Jesus was on earth, but that's fine. Jesus is still mine and my wifes savior.

    January 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm |
    • Bobby

      wife's

      January 6, 2013 at 8:32 pm |
    • Bobby

      and also my savior, not mine savior

      January 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm |
    • yo yo

      Jesus historical? Yes. Divnie? No.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm |
  18. Proud Muslim

    Jesus said, "Why do you call me good when ONLY GOD IS GOOD". This statement clearly states that he is not God.

    January 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm |
    • Correctlycenter

      " In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and He was God. He was in the beginning with God. He created everything there is. Nothing exists that He didn't make. Life itself was in Him, and this life gives light to everyone. The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." John 1: 1-5...

      " Grace and peace from the One Who is, Who always was, and Who is still to come; from the seven-fold Spirit before His Throne; and from Jesus Christ, Who is the faithful Witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the Commander of all the rulers of the world.
      All praise to Him Who loves us and freed us from our sins by shedding His blood for us." Revelation 1:4-5...

      January 6, 2013 at 8:30 pm |
    • OpposingView

      The following scripture proves you wrong...

      1 Timothy 3:16 – And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh (Jesus), justified in the Spirit (Jesus), seen of angels (Jesus), preached unto the Gentiles (Jesus), believed on in the world (Jesus), received up into glory (Jesus)...

      January 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm |
    • Reality

      Jesus is a Prophet – think with logic, not emotion. Find me proof from the bible where Jesus himself declares 'I am God' – you will never find it. People called him God, he never said so himself. Man cannot be God.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm |
    • Proud Muslim

      @ OpposingView

      Good thing you added the "jesus" yourself in brakets. You just proved my point. Jesus has been made into God because of interploation just as you did it. I'd love to see a statement in which Jesus says " I am God. Please worship me". But when it comes to interploations then we can also interpolate many other things also.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Proud Muslim", "Correctlycenter" and "OpposingView", but the Abrahamic "God" is an element of mythology, therefore all of your assertions are unfounded. Using my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE), the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent truths is: "EPIC FAIL".

      January 6, 2013 at 8:53 pm |
    • yo yo

      @ Opposing View, That's Timothy (or whoever authored the book of Timothy) calling Jesus god, but where does JESUS calls himself god? Obviously you didn't read Proud Muslim's statement carefully.

      January 6, 2013 at 8:55 pm |
    • asuanmcmahon

      And yet Jesus will come to stand with Mohammad, and Jesus will lead the army to fight Shaitan. That kind of puts him somewhere on your 'do not irritate him,' list doesn't it? ijs

      January 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm |
    • Proud Muslim

      @Hal

      We can argue over this topic over a lifetime and you will not change me and vice versa. My final suggestion is that we wait for our death and then we will see who is right or wrong. Agreed?

      January 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm |
  19. JesusISAwesome

    I make diarrhea sometimes,does that mean I'm GOD?

    Especially after fast-food.So that means McDonald's must be GOD-sent,divine food

    January 6, 2013 at 8:18 pm |
    • psych ward staff

      I think that what lionlylamb calls the inner cosmos going supernova.

      January 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm |
  20. BillyG

    Jesus masterbated

    January 6, 2013 at 8:18 pm |
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