What's up with Jesus?
This is something that has boggled my mind for so long now, ever since I got a view of the american religious life. I wanted to post in this forum, because I want to hear from your view, no matter what you believe in.
Why do people worship Jesus? Now, stop right there. Don't give me a lecture on who he is and what he did, I know this full and well. I have noticed especially in America(since you guys do like to shout so damn loud), that Jesus seems to be put on a level of worship equal or beyond the old man himself. I've seen cars with these nifty window-stickers and other decals with "Jesus saves" "Jesus loves you" and a million other combinations of warm and fuzzy words.
And a lot of people take this to a further level, where you hear lots of funny things such as "Jesus told me so", "Jesus loves ME", "Best pal of Jesus". Seems like his self-sacrificed ass is being used by people to shout out about their own importance.
But back to the question in hand. I'm a Swedish Protenstant, I went to confirmation and nowadays I generally care very little. Actually, let's leave my personal religious views out of this. But the fact is, in contrast is that I have -never- seen such a big bunch of mad props towards the supposedly Divine Pimp, in any christian person or church around here. We wern't even preached about that. But then again, protenstantism(which the culture of our country is based around since about 500 years back) is a branch of christianity that denies the actual worship of god through the saints, etc. As in, you only give mad props to the Old Man himself. But to my experience with even the Catholics is that not even they put Jesus on such a high chair as so many religious movements in USland does.
So what's up with this whole "worship of Jesus" thing? Do people want him to take the place of the Old Man? That'd be rather cool.
Residential Swedish Moth