Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:29 PM
No one knows for sure what Jesus would really do. Who can say they know what someone else would do? Some people might like to think so.
However based on what's written in the bible let me point out, Jesus was against the scribes and the pharisees. He called the priests hypocrites and a brood of vipers. Looking at the history of the church over the next 1,500 years or so, became the very thing that Jesus was fighting against the most, the Roman empire. They inherited all the violence. The pope and the cardinals, they are like the emperor and the senators. They even wear the same red clothes. And look how they tortured people using the rack, the iron maiden and burning them alive.
Sure some people will say, but they don't do those things now. But that is their historical legacy. For centuries they did that, to oppress humanity. That why they deserve to be trampled into the ground.
So for me, my Jesus does not belong to any church. The kind of things that Jesus spoke about, love and mercy, understanding, forgiveness, you can't institutionalize that or make a system out of it. As soon as you do, you destroy it.