2017-03-27
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What do you most associate with Christ?

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How did Jesus treat His enemies?

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How did Jesus teach us about wealth?

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How did Jesus react to church hierarchy and religious law?

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How did Jesus handle the poor and the marginalized?

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What would Jesus say is the meaning of life?

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What would Jesus say is most accurate concerning human nature?

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What would Jesus say should ultimately guide our lives?

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Christianity

Jesus Christ both founded and laid the ultimate example of lived-out Christianity, but the modern-day practice of this religion can, at times, seem almost unrecognizable to that which Christ established.

While Jesus advocated giving everything to the poor and living a life of spiritual fulfillment, becoming God's ambassador through love, kindness, and respect, the modern church sometimes loses sight of these goals, becoming more materialistic and focused on conforming others to preset molds.

But that's not what Jesus did, so study His example and take back your Christianity by emulating the life of its founder and deity.

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Islam

Similar, in many ways, to Christianity, Islam differs mainly in its view of the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, and its focus on salvation through works rather than faith. The word Islam means "submission or surrender to the will of God". Sharia religious law, as derived from the Quran, governs prayers, individual rights, and business transactions, as well as criminal law and governmental proceedings.

Islam's stance on salvation through good works highlights a truth about Jesus; He advocated doing good to to others. Christian scripture embraces the idea of salvation through faith and the grace of God, but Christ also gave us an example of what works are best to engage in. He cared for the poor, served others, and healed sick individuals. Christians should follow that example.

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Atheism

What could Jesus possibly have in common with atheism?

You've arrived here because you recognized that Jesus practiced personal accountability. Atheism, without a guiding deity or any overarching narrative or grand destiny, simply sees people as a part of nature, equal beings which are guided by their own choices, their own morality, and their own duty to fulfill their desires without doing harm, and to aid others in fulfilling theirs, creating a sort of web of fulfillment.

That responsibility to treat others as equals was very much a part of Christ's life, and He demonstrated it when he respectfully and lovingly interacted with women, lepers, and other oppressed minority groups.

Helping others helps us because we are all created as connected beings.

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Buddhism

Within the framework of Buddhism, the purpose of life is to end suffering, and to see reality with clarity.

If you placed Jesus here, it's no mistake. Many of the tenants of modern Buddhism, although lacking God, resemble the teachings of Christ. Buddhism advocates arriving at your perceptions about how the world works through deliberate investigation and choice rather than simply following in a tradition. In the case of Christianity, this would mean reading scripture for yourself, and learning who God really is rather than simply trusting what you've been told. This is the path to the strongest form of faith.

Buddhism also advocates non-violence, embracing peace and altruism. When an enemy of Jesus had his ear hewn off, Jesus healed the man. He healed him because he genuinely loved him and wanted the best for him. It is through peace and love that Christianity spreads and takes root, not force and oppression.

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