If I was to hazard a guess, my guess would be that there have been plenty of times that Jesus has returned in human form. And I would imagine that each and every time he has been crucified to some degree. Whether emotionally, spiritually or physically. And I would imagine that some of those who crucified him would have called themselves Christians.

I am sure that Jesus would have had plenty of fun trying to chuck all the Pope’s jewellery out of the window in 1358, telling him, “You think you are more holy than the money lenders? Well, think again.”

And any time he saw any violence, hatred or enmity, he may well have had a point of order: “You are well versed in the Bible, apparently. Did I not say, ‘Love thy enemy’? Did I not say, ‘Turn the other cheek?’ And here you all are, gallivanting off to fight a war in my name??? I am a little bit confused here.”

And at that point he would have been done away with, one way or another, for the purposes of convenience.

“Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they have done,” is as applicable today as it ever was.


You’ve been telling us for the last 2000 years, “Jesus this” and “Jesus that”. And nothing has changed.

Don’t worship the man, worship the idea of peace, love and good will to all. Practice it, and apply it, and don’t lecture everyone else about it. That is all.


I am Christian in the sense that I think that Christ was “the man”. I am also Buddhist in the sense that I think that Buddha was “the man”. As an Arsenal fan, I think that Arsene Wenger is “the man”. Which means that I am a Wengerist. Or, at the very least, Wengerian.

Of course, if he doesn’t win a trophy by 2011 or 2012, I may well have to start blaspheming …

© Phillip A. Klein March 2008

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