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If Jesus ran for President, would he win?

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posted on Jun, 19 2004 @ 10:50 PM
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How would the Christianity party get it's message out? I don't think they would go with tv advertisments, too negative. It'd probably be more of a grassroots internet thing like Howard Dean's. I think Jesus believes in law and order, he may be compassionate, but he believes in the rule of law. He may forgive, but I think you can still be punished and forgiven at the same time. So I picture him as more of a man who believes that prisons should be more rehabilitative. Would he be painted as soft on crime?




posted on Jun, 19 2004 @ 11:02 PM
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Originally posted by curme
How would the Christianity party get it's message out? I don't think they would go with tv advertisments, too negative. It'd probably be more of a grassroots internet thing like Howard Dean's. I think Jesus believes in law and order, he may be compassionate, but he believes in the rule of law. He may forgive, but I think you can still be punished and forgiven at the same time. So I picture him as more of a man who believes that prisons should be more rehabilitative. Would he be painted as soft on crime?


lol i'm not debating this with you but lets not envoke jesus and dean in the same conversation here.

dean is a screaming angry man. i DOUBT if jesus was to run, which is based on this assumption you want us to assume for some reason you have yet to divulge, i doubt he'd be screaming and pointing and sweating and ranting and raving and carrying on like a man withiout his medication.

surely you could have used a better example of grassroots campaigning than dean. try carter! jeez!



posted on Jun, 19 2004 @ 11:38 PM
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I only mentioned Dean because of his use of the internet for support. Maybe this was a bad post. I was more interested in the mechanics of how canidates run today, and how a message as pure as Jesus' would be received in our cynical media society. With all of our special interest groups, our PACs. I don't think I was very sucessful in the execution of this post, I think it came out wrong, and received wrongly, because I wasn't eloquent enough to put it in context. So I guess I'll let it die. Hey, not all of my posts are going to be gems!



posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 01:31 AM
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I think it's a great post myself and one that could turn into another of those 16+ pagers.

I would vote for him. In a New York minute. Coming from a card carrying Pagan that will probably sound very strange, but I DO believe in Jesus as a person. Always have. And I have nothing but pure respect for the man.

Jesus, as I understand him (and going mainly on what my heart tells me) was the greatest man ever to grace this planet of ours. I think with him as president we would finally see an end to pure and utter greed and the good guy always finishing last. I'm sure there would be no more of this "few hogging all the pie while so many suffer" crap. Which would (Oh perish the thought !!!!) put an end to people like Sam Walton and Bill Gates endless raking in of such unnecessary obscene amounts of money.

I think a lot more people would be happier and lead FAR less stressful lives as they wouldn't be required to work 60 hours a week at their "jobs" and still not be able to make ends meet. Families would be happier as they would be able to spend alot more quality time together.

Jesus I feel was an extremely fair-minded person and I believe that because of this basic facet to his character that we would see a whole lot more fairness in this world. To those of you would shriek "Communists !!!", I say if that is what it takes to make life better for an awful lot of people who work their tails off with little reward to show for it, then so be it.

Would he win ? I don't know. It would seem he would have the backing of a LOT of working class people, but then again, who knows ? People are fickle and strange in the best of times and it's beyond me to try and figure out what makes most people tick.

I can definitely say though, that if Jesus ran for president, I would probably vote again for the first time in years.



posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 02:40 AM
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curme, I can probably help you out with your confusion.
Here is my suggestion, accept Christ as your Savior, at which time the Holy Spirit will come into your life, and He will assist you in understanding what you miss. I think you'll then understand the difference between sharing and allowing a corrupt government take from the producer and redistribute for political reasons, the difference between killing and murder, how a criminal can be forgiven yet still have to pay the price for his earthly crime, that the government has a sword and not for no reason, etc.

You won't believe it from me, but if He shows you, then maybe you'll see that Christ was no coward or Communist.

I wish you well in this, too.



posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 12:28 PM
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First off, you would have to convince many that he is REAL. Secondly, why would he run for president of the Unites States? If he was jesus wouldn't he help the rest of the world too or would he just make the US mightier so we can continue to dominate? Personally I would not vote for him because I don't believe or have faith in that arena.



posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 09:56 AM
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If he ran for president I would vote for him. Islam, Judiasm, and Christians believe in the same God, so Jesus could say, okay people, mess with me, your gone. And then the USA would dominate even more.



posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 10:09 AM
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If jesus got his balls cut off could he still have babies?

My gosh, jesus has done everything on this web site.



posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by Voice_of Doom
He would never win...he advocated love, compassion and SHARING.

You can't rile up the sheep without an enemy...and a communist could never win in this country anyhow.


There is no friend anywhere - Lao Tse


Jesus would be branded a "liberal" from the right, and anti Christian for the Christianity I see today is not what Jesus preached.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 10:55 PM
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Jesus can't run. In order to even qualify for the primaries he would have to commit a thousand sins a day and lie about every thing. He just wouldn't survive in politics, hes just to nice and honest.



posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 05:49 PM
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If Jesus ran for president - and I can't see this happening any time soon - he probably would win, as Christians would feel compelled to vote for him as their "Lord and Saviour". People on the Left would vote for him, because like it or not, Jesus was as close to a socialist as anyone who lived at the time, or for centuries afterwards. He believed in equality and redistribution of wealth: The basic principles of socialism.

In a nation of atheists, the result might well be different. If Jesus stood as a presidential candidate with no ties to any religion, or any claims that he was the Messiah, his ideas would be just too radical and left wing. He would be ridiculed and branded a communist-hippy-liberal by the political right wing.

To those who suggest Jesus was not a real person, he was. He lived 2000 years ago in Judea. Writings by Muslims, Jews and the Romans all refer to him. Jesus was not an invention of the writers of the Bible.

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Slightly off topic - Although I do not hold many Christians in high regard, especially fundamentalists, I have great respect for the philosophy Jesus stood for and the way of life he preached. I believe Christianity is a good way to live, but I cannot believe in it, or in any other religion which worships a superior being of whom there is no concrete evidence. This is partly because I don't understand how Jesus managed to save humanity through his own death. As far as I have been told, he died for our sins. As far as I know, he died because he was seen as a threat to Roman and Jewish rule. Anyone care to explain how Jesus transferred all our sins onto himself?



posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 05:52 PM
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Jesus's shoulders were not wide enough, he is too skinny, and doesn't have a boyish charm. No way! He couldnt win.



posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 10:21 PM
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Honestly now, would Jesus win?

Being that he would be running from a third party platform most likely he wouldn't get on too many ballots. Also the platform he'd be running from would most likely be based on the bible and most people wouldn't appreciate the disapproval of homosexuality.

I can see it now in the way that you see something only after the use of hallucinoginic drugs:

Wolf Blitzer: Welcome to the 1st presidential debate for the election year of 2012 with us we have the candidates from the Republican, Democrat, and Christian parties. From left to right respectively, Satan, Hillary Clinton, and Jesus

Now each candidate will be allowed an opening remark for 30 secs

Satan: My plan for the middle east includes the destruction of all oil fields so we must destroy the environment in Alaska to quench our thirst for oil, oh did I forget to mention that I hate Gay people?

(Hold for applause)

Hillary Clinton: Actually I'm with Satan on this one, Heck, I should just be his running mate

(Hold for Standing Ovation)

Jesus: My policy, if elected president, will focus around my campaign slogan I've been using since the start of my run for the presidency. "Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You". I believe my optimisim and the fact that I'm a deity will definately help this....

Wolf Blizter: Jesus your time is up, oh and back in 2004 John Kerry and John Edwards tried to use optimism in their campaign and what did it get them? Four more years of Bush as president who was then assasinated in 2007 which allowed Satan to become president.



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 07:43 AM
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He will return, not as presiden,t not as peacemaker, he said upon his return he would come with sword.



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 09:10 AM
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yea he would, people would vote for him, and even other people would just through fear. just my thoughts.....seems logical.

peace



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 09:31 AM
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Jesus would never be in a hypothetical christianity party. He was never a christian.



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 09:56 AM
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That or he'd call it "meism"



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 10:00 AM
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Even though I'm a Christian I'd hope that Jesus would never become our president. He'd probably be too soft on foreign policies and such. He'd definitely try to negotiate EVERYTHING and in the meantime we'd all probably be getting nuclear suntans or some crazy stuff.



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by Faisca
Even though I'm a Christian I'd hope that Jesus would never become our president. He'd probably be too soft on foreign policies and such. He'd definitely try to negotiate EVERYTHING and in the meantime we'd all probably be getting nuclear suntans or some crazy stuff.


So you're a Christian, but you don't believe in what Jesus stood for?
Nothing is necessarily wrong with your beliefs, but should you really attach yourself to a religion which preaches a message you disagree with?



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 11:38 AM
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No, I agree entirely with everything Jesus stands for. But I understand that those beliefs (love one another, be peaceful, etc, etc) would not be good for running the most powerful country in the world. Jesus is an excellent religious leader, but I don't think he'd make a good political leader.

When he came the first time everyone expected him to be a great political and military savior, and that is not what Jesus is. He preaches love and compassion, which is all well and good, something I am a big advocate of. But when it comes to matters of national security I don't think Jesus would do a good job of getting the job done militarily if need be. Like what we did in Afghanistan, or any other numerous times we've either defended or preemtively attacked other countries in the name of national security.



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