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    19 Feb '10 12:58
    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2010/02/19/jesus-was-gay-says-elton/

    "I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems."

    who are we to condemn the man's totally rational approach to calling jesus queer?
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    19 Feb '10 13:47
    Just goes to show that we all make Jesus into the image that is most comfortable to us.
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    19 Feb '10 13:48
    Originally posted by Badwater
    Just goes to show that we all make Jesus into the image that is most comfortable to us.
    And I say Jesus was a socialist!
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    19 Feb '10 13:49
    Originally posted by rwingett
    And I say Jesus was a socialist!
    But Jesus WAS a socialist! Too easy. 😉
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    20 Feb '10 13:592 edits
    I say that this illustrates and important point. Everyone wants a peice of the man we call Jesus. Pretty much all religions point to him as a man of God and as we have seen, and the politically religious are included. For example, I have heard a myriad of arguements that Jesus was either a socialist or a conservative. What this shows is our propensity to create the image of Chirst in our own image. God help us all.
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    20 Feb '10 23:40
    Jesus was, is, and ever shall be.
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    21 Feb '10 04:30
    Originally posted by whodey
    I say that this illustrates and important point. Everyone wants a peice of the man we call Jesus. Pretty much all religions point to him as a man of God and as we have seen, and the politically religious are included. For example, I have heard a myriad of arguements that Jesus was either a socialist or a conservative. What this shows is our propensity to create the image of Chirst in our own image. God help us all.
    J.B. Phillips' "Your God is Too Small" (now only a few dollars on Amazon) agrees

    with you, though his contemporary, C.S. Lewis, does a better job getting it said.



    😉
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    21 Feb '10 04:44
    Originally posted by trev33
    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2010/02/19/jesus-was-gay-says-elton/

    "I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems."

    who are we to condemn the man's totally rational approach to calling jesus queer?
    Elton's nothing without Taupin writting his lyrics!
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    21 Feb '10 05:524 edits
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    J.B. Phillips' "Your God is Too Small" (now only a few dollars on Amazon) agrees

    with you, though his contemporary, C.S. Lewis, does a better job getting it said.



    😉
    I read the book. The first part was kind of entertaining. But after he finishes pointing all the "too small" ideas of God, I remember being let down by what he had to offer as a remedy - not much.

    He critiqued some inadaquate ideas about the Christians faith but had nothing much positive to replace it.

    I like J.B Phillips paraphrase NT which I cut my teeth on. But I found that book "Your God is Too Small" pretty much only good for a chuckle and a smile at some religious folk's ideas of Christianity.


    A far better treatment of the matter, IMO, is Witness Lee's book The Allinclusive Christ - Living Stream Ministry Publishers.

    That book presents a vast, extensive, rich, limitless Jesus. Lee takes the Promised Land of Canaan and shows how all its details reveal something about the allinclusive riches of who Christ is.

    Essentially everything we need is in Christ. His scope is as wide as the universe itself. Lee makes Christ the promised land in fulfillment.
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    22 Feb '10 11:37
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Elton's nothing without Taupin writting his lyrics!
    elvis. /point
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