Voices from Russia

Friday, 23 September 2016

God is a “Loser”… We’re All Better Off For It

00 Jesus was a radical.16

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The common (mis)perception of the Christian God is of a Zeus-like patriarch sitting on a cloud somewhere between the sun and the moon, when, in fact, the Christian God is a Jewish carpenter-turned-itinerant rabbi who fraternised with various “deplorables” and “irredeemables”, being Himself “deplorable” and “irredeemable”… then, the powers-that-be tortured and executed Him for doing what He did and for being who He was. In other words, God is a “loser” whom all the “winners” hate, one with dirt under his fingernails and a human share of blood, sweat, and tears.

John Murphy

Lecturer, University of Virginia (USA)

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