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"Jesus would work as a healer today" would he though?

 
 
Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 08:06 am
We have some notion that if Jesus were around today, he'd be the same sort itinerant priest/healer today. But I'm not sure this is a valid assessment. For one thing, I get the feeling that Jesus in his time was a highly trained yet highly unlicensed person (people called him rabbi, and he clearly knew his stuff, but I'm not certain his credentials were more than would stand up to working in small-town Nazareth), who let other people handle money, and mainly just healed because it was part of his mission. He wouldn't put up with the idea that you need years of training to heal, then this form, then that form, and now due to COVID restrictions you can't stand close and touch someone. Not a a nurse either, still too much paperwork. Alternative medicine? Well maybe he could get around the healing touch thing, but then there's a matter of having a clinic. Nobody comes to talk to random people anymore asking for healing, they go to clinics and pay high prices to feel better. In short, the medical field has become so bureaucratic that someone like Jesus would quickly be arrested for medicine
without a license. Even though he could cure cancer for free, while the others have expensive radiation or chemo that often still kills you.


What do you guys think?

What job would Jesus have and why?
 
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 08:40 am
@bulmabriefs144,
The story of Jesus was the story of being an outcast. He associated himself with "tax-collectors" and "sinners". His greatest anger was directed toward religious people. He was criticized, and then crucified, for being a law breaker.

So the question is, what position today would be the most humble, hated, feared, ostracized and mistreated people in our society. Clearly, Jesus today would be an illegal immigrant.
hightor
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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 09:40 am
@bulmabriefs144,
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What job would Jesus have and why?


He was a carpenter and probably would be working in construction. Very few elements of his fictional biography are relevant in the modern world.
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 10:50 am
@bulmabriefs144,
bulmabriefs144 wrote:

We have some notion that if Jesus were around today, he'd be the same sort itinerant priest/healer today. But I'm not sure this is a valid assessment. For one thing, I get the feeling that Jesus in his time was a highly trained yet highly unlicensed person (people called him rabbi, and he clearly knew his stuff, but I'm not certain his credentials were more than would stand up to working in small-town Nazareth), who let other people handle money, and mainly just healed because it was part of his mission. He wouldn't put up with the idea that you need years of training to heal, then this form, then that form, and now due to COVID restrictions you can't stand close and touch someone. Not a a nurse either, still too much paperwork. Alternative medicine? Well maybe he could get around the healing touch thing, but then there's a matter of having a clinic. Nobody comes to talk to random people anymore asking for healing, they go to clinics and pay high prices to feel better. In short, the medical field has become so bureaucratic that someone like Jesus would quickly be arrested for medicine
without a license. Even though he could cure cancer for free, while the others have expensive radiation or chemo that often still kills you.


What do you guys think?

What job would Jesus have and why?


Who is this "we" that you're talking about? I've never given a thought in the world of what this Jesus would be doing in the world today, let alone if he'd be involved in health care.

For all I know, if Jesus had even been a real person (which I doubt) and was alive today, he might of been a Door Dash driver. If he sticks to downtown, he'd only need a bike.

Makes just as much sense to me. He could work just long enough each day to earn enough for food, maybe a cheap room somewheres if it's really cold. You can cash out your earnings daily on the app.

Then he could spend the rest of his time hob nobbing with the tent community under the highway flyover.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 11:01 am
@hightor,
hightor wrote:

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What job would Jesus have and why?


He was a carpenter and probably would be working in construction. Very few elements of his fictional biography are relevant in the modern world.


I was seeing him as a migrant farm worker, but construction makes more sense.

The more I think about it, there is no part of the gospel that doesn't have a parallel with the undocumented immigrant experience. Jesus' ministry was about putting peoples need above the law, and seeing to the outcasts of society and showing mercy and forgiveness.

I think undocumented construction worker is the the place where Jesus' story would best fit in a modern context.
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Themightyquinn
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jan, 2021 01:53 pm
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knaivete
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jan, 2021 06:21 pm
@bulmabriefs144,
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We have some notion that if Jesus were around today, he'd be the same sort itinerant priest/healer today. But I'm not sure this is a valid assessment.


Correct, the putative peripatetic prince of peace may well be shine in other fields:

Swimming pool lifeguard and olympic champion in the 50, 100, 200, 400 and 1500 metres freestyle.

Dieu du jour of the 12 monkeys army sent to the wrong time.

Food and drinks event co-ordinator for weddings, parties, anything.

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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jan, 2021 06:32 pm
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bulmabriefs144
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2021 07:51 am
@maxdancona,
I'm nor sure I buy that. Yes illegal immigrants are outcasts but let's clarify something. They are seeking something on an unorthodox way.

Jesus valued honesty and uprightness even if he associated with the bottom tier of society.
* He mentions that his shepherds enter from the front gate, while thieves enter from the back gate (despite need, going about it ILLEGALLY is still wrong)
* He mentions in the Good Samaritan that the one who was a neighbour was not the priest or Levite (but was also not the thieves who mugged him) but the one who had mercy. Yet illegals have no mercy for those who have to work harder and pay more taxes because of their "land of opportunity". Yes, they suffer too, often being exploited into labor or sex trade.
* Jesus would forgive the sins of such people, but he wasn't a tax collector or sinner. He came to help them. To save them from their sins. In Nazareth,where everyone was like "isn't he Joseph's boy?" he was able to do very little because they had it all figured out. Jesus helped those who were aware of what was wrong with them (often leprosy) and confessed it to Jesus.

Jesus would be a poor person during COVID who "we ask that you mask" but he can't because he has a mask phobia, an undiagnosed (because he hasn't he hasn't gone to any doctors lately, because he can't afford insurance) respiratory ailment, or an allergy to a certain compound on the cloth they make for masks. Who cannot go into stores for food, who cannot get his driver's license updated, and who is starving. And who will not break any rules to make anyone afraid. Who has to wait at food banks to get anything at all. He might even be declared to have it, yet feel no different. In fact, let's also put those who in quarantine yet still have food and other needs to take care of. Since Jesus was declared sinful quite a bit, though he did his best to give mercy to others. (He would not however be among those protesting it by going in stores in defiance of rules, that again is going through the back gate).

But that too doesn't work, except for being "least of these" because we are assuming Jesus has means to help. What we're looking for is a sort of wounded healer, who doesn't cause trouble for others and tries to help, but is declared a criminal regardless.

I would amend your illegal immigrant to: Someone who works as a volunteer at the border mission providing food and clothing for these people (not those who try to ship people illegally across lines, but those who try to feed or comfort them, and are often mistreated by border officers).
bulmabriefs144
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2021 08:02 am
@hightor,
There's still construction workers today. Some of them are even named Jesus.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2021 08:12 am
@bulmabriefs144,
Bulma! Let's look at this honestly.

In the Good Samaritan you are the Pharisee. You are comfortable. You are privileged. You are respectably religious. You are making excuses for not helping someone you see as beneath you.

You are also ignoring the life of Jesus (with one passage taken out of context). In time after time he breaks the law to help someone in need. He heals on the Sabbath just to upset the respectable religious hypocrites.

Jesus ate with "tax collectors and sinners" you religious hypocrites attacked him for it. And you crucified him because he was a lawbreaker who associated with law breakers.

Jesus hated religious hypocrisy from privileged people who put the law above mercy.
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jan, 2021 06:18 pm
@bulmabriefs144,
According to you, he gotten beaten all to hell, and hung up on a cross until he bled out.

You think he would have a mask phobia?
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