Jesus caught giving advice to his disciples if they’re going to start a church

jesus gives advice about starting the church cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward
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Do you ever wonder why we’ve wandered so far away from the teachings of Jesus?

Do you ever wonder why those who claim to be his representatives don’t resemble him at all?

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  • klhayes

    nice!

  • Herro

    David, do you believe that what Jesus says in this comic qualifies as “the teachings of Jesus”? I don’t recall anything in the gospels about “equal rights for all” :S

  • DJ

    “let people be free, and provide equal rights for all”… I’m not familiar with these teachings of Jesus? Not that they’re bad ideals, but where on earth did you come up with them being attributable to Jesus? These are just the buzz words of our political modern age.

  • Gary

    Curious. Do you think the parable of the Good Samaritan might qualify as such teaching? Or perhaps Jesus interaction with the woman at the well?

  • Gun Nordström

    Don’t you think that “Love your neighbour as yourself” is just the same as what David´s Jesus says on this cartoon?

  • Gary

    See my comment to Herro below. It seems to me these teachings and actions of Jesus demonstrate this very thing.

  • http://youtube.com/user/BowmanFarm Brian Bowman

    Jesus was egalitarian; down with hierarchy!

    • Call no man your patre/patron/pastor/boss on the Earth. ~Jesus
    • Rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. ~Jesus

    Realize that the ever brilliant Jesus presaged evolutionary biology and anthropology these last few decades, which proves we humans evolved to be one of the most egalitarian species ever on earth, that is, until The Fall, i.e., the Neolithic revolution.*

    “…remain politically autonomous as individuals … this egalitarian arrangement.”
    Christopher Boehm (1999) Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior. Harvard University Press, p. 194.

    “Historically, people in non-state societies are relatively autonomous and sovereign…They bow to no external political leaders. Nor are they routinely exploited by outsiders.”
    Elman R. Service (1975) Origins of the State and Civilization: The Process of Cultural Evolution. New York: Norton.

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    * Ched Myers (2005) The Fall. Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Edited by Bron Taylor. NY: Continuum.
    chedmyers.org/articles/ecology-faith/%E2%80%9C-fall%E2%80%9D-and-%E2%80%9Canarcho-primitivism-and-bible


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