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Jesus replied, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my servants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish authorities. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.”
Originally posted by LoneWeasel
This only works semantically if you accept that anything either spiritually or physically not of this world is "alien". By extension Father Christmas and the tooth fairy are also aliens.
Besides, I would be extremely surprised to learn that the Arameic language spoken by Jesus 2000 or so years ago included a word for "alien" or "extra-terrestrial" - and certainly not a word that meant the same thing we think of today.
Originally posted by Ketzer22
reply to post by FlyersFan
If he were truly talking about a spiritual kingdom, why couldn't the angels (his servants) just appear to save him?
In my opinion that is almost the nail in the coffin for Christianity (which is scary, as I grew up Catholic). Its not that I don't WANT to believe in God, I just can't will myself to blindly believe something as truth with no evidence.
Why wouldn't Jesus have said something along the lines of “My kingdom is Heaven. It is by my Father's will alone my servants don't come and take me away from the Jewish Authorities."
Its weird how he doesn't bring any of that to light, but just gives an answer as if he really were from another planet....
Originally posted by The Killah29
My personal opinion was that jesus was just a metaphor for what humanity can be. Loving everyone and everything for what it is. and the awsome healing with the mind powers he had.