posted on Dec, 12 2005 @ 11:50 PM
He'd be some ranting lunatic on the streets of new york, talking to unruly mobs of hookers, aids infected IV drug users, and genuinely insane bums.
To get him arrested and executed for sedition, today he'd have to be a muslim or something, calling for the firey destruction of the world order, and
raising and training cells to accomplish it.
Not sure what the roman parrallel would be. Could just be the US government, with the local city government or just the public representing the jewish
people as a class from the gospel stories. Or perhaps the UN or a war crimes tribunal as the Romans and the US as the yehudis.
Keep in mind that a parrallel would also be for everyone to look at the average american or average person as lowly as the jews were looked upon by
the later christians.
But a problem is the context. Jesus is in judea/palestine because of the jewish religion, his context is judaism, and he comes about fufiling
prophecies from that religion, or at least thats the claim, and its judea because thats the sacred jewish state at the time, a state that has a
'covenant' with god himself, according to the story. The US definintly doesn't fit that bill as an open democratic liberal society, created with
an eye torwards removing religion from the public sphere.
Perhaps Italy could be a close match, or maybe brazil or mexico or something like that.
That might be interesting, jesus as a mexican and the romans being the US, with jesus being arrested for ignoring the border and having poorly armed
but zealous cells in operation. Hell, we'd all say 'kill the bastard'. Thats the other thing, the situation'd have to be such that everyone says
'what a crook, kill the sumbitch'