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12. What the Jesuits taught me was
Fri Mar 29, 2013, 04:57 PM
Mar 2013

Jesus challenged the religious, social, and political structures of his time with his preaching that God's new reality of radical inclusion of everyone (especially the least of these) was in-breaking here and now.

He also preached a radical trust in God even during the darkest, most hopeless moments in our lives.

He was arrested and crucified as he was beginning to gain a large following and after his direct confrontation with the powers that be in the Temple when he chased the moneychangers out of the Temple.

Through his sham trial and painful execution, he demonstrated it was possible to remain true to what he preached even as he died in agony and humiliation on a cross.

His integrity even in the midst of despair and doubt ("My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?&quot resonated with his followers, perhaps even shaming them for abandoning him in their fearful self interest. This led to them experiencing Jesus in a new and profoundly transformative way that, for better and worse, shook the world.

I might be mistaking but i think Easter is when he comes back to life. darkangel218 Mar 2013 #1
The special part is that supposedly he didn't stay dead. The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2013 #2
The apposals creed states that Drale Mar 2013 #27
Because his dieing brought forth the hippie fashion trend of ruining perectly good tshirts: Cooley Hurd Mar 2013 #3
Or forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mould cavity BeyondGeography Mar 2013 #7
How else are you going to make millions of crosses-on chains? Cooley Hurd Mar 2013 #8
Sounds like Mr. Hicks is probably in the t-shirt camp BeyondGeography Mar 2013 #10
Love Hicks... deutsey Mar 2013 #25
Ok, I'm an atheist skepticscott Mar 2013 #4
Are you truly this clueless? Is your google finger paralyzed? kestrel91316 Mar 2013 #5
Spending too much time with the circlejerkers in the Gundgeon ?....try reading a book, any book. Nt pkdu Mar 2013 #6
Don't try out for Jeopardy Faygo Kid Mar 2013 #9
I'll take "How to get a clue" for 500, Alex. R. Daneel Olivaw Mar 2013 #28
"But let us not talk of that perfection of non-violence. It requires greater heroism struggle4progress Mar 2013 #11
What the Jesuits taught me was deutsey Mar 2013 #12
Excellent post.. monmouth3 Mar 2013 #14
Did the Jesuits bother to note Warren Stupidity Mar 2013 #18
Yes, they did deutsey Mar 2013 #21
Your high level summary was a gross distortion. Warren Stupidity Mar 2013 #23
Whatever deutsey Mar 2013 #24
Hmmm... Warren Stupidity Mar 2013 #30
It wasn't done by a fruitcake with an assault weapon. TheCowsCameHome Mar 2013 #13
Why a reference to... Bay Boy Mar 2013 #15
He was exceedingly skilled at stamping out medallions? Warren Stupidity Mar 2013 #16
He picked up out bar tab. nt rrneck Mar 2013 #17
You made a hilarious typo Bay Boy Apr 2013 #31
Gah! rrneck Apr 2013 #32
I hope you realize Bay Boy Apr 2013 #36
Double gah! rrneck Apr 2013 #37
psst... I think you mean "dying" hlthe2b Mar 2013 #19
Ok... Bay Boy Mar 2013 #20
It's the coming back from the dead that has them all atwitter. Iggo Mar 2013 #22
When the talking serpent talked Eve into eating the forbidden fruit, who then shared it with Adam, ZombieHorde Mar 2013 #26
Because he's coming back to judge the quick, the dead, and the bad spellers. PassingFair Mar 2013 #29
Well, god created man and woman with original sin... Apophis Apr 2013 #33
Oy. Iggo Apr 2013 #38
I believe that by his death and resurrection we are all saved. ALL! hrmjustin Apr 2013 #34
I have talked to quite a few Christians edhopper Apr 2013 #35
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