In his famous book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis makes this statement: "A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on the level with a man who says he is a poached egg - or he would be the devil of hell. You must take your choice. Either this was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us." Also see: http://www.worldmag.com/articles/13579
So...Who is Jesus Christ?
Lord? Liar? or Lunatic?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:10 PM on Apr. 2, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
He is just this guy... you know? Seriously though, that statement stems from the mistake of dualistic thinking. It is better to understand Jesus as a mythological hero (see Joseph Campbell, David Leeming, and others). In the end though, Jesus is who he is to each person. Possibilities include; a savior, a prophet, a lunatic, an imaginary person, a literary character, an excuse... the list can go on and on.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Apr. 2, 2010
Answer by louise2 at 3:13 PM on Apr. 2, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Apr. 2, 2010
The question, and Lewis' quote, presupposes that the writings about Jesus are accurate representations - something that it is not at all reasonable to assume.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Apr. 2, 2010
Answer by WomanOfGod7 at 3:31 PM on Apr. 2, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Apr. 2, 2010
Answer by WomanOfGod7 at 4:23 PM on Apr. 2, 2010
Answer by gbaby01 at 4:24 PM on Apr. 2, 2010
Jesus Christ is this one chick on FB that plays Sorority Life.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Apr. 2, 2010
Answer by hot-mama86 at 6:43 PM on Apr. 2, 2010