THE TRUTH ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
“From an early beginning, our civilization has benefited from the undeniable presence of a man who through the short years of his life fought evil and inculcated in most of us a sense of responsibility for our own lives and that of others. His kindness and his pursuit of happiness and well being have been qualities that have strengthened mankind.”
Every Christmas brings another opportunity to remember and worship Jesus of Nazareth. His numberless acts of charity and humanity are recalled and transmitted to new generations as one of the key events of the celebration. We learn about Jesus through anecdotes, relayed legends and published volumes about his well known “miracles”.
But, was Jesus the kind of feeling person that has been portrayed? He was easily labeled and recognized as a unique fighter of evil in all its existing forms. But, how could he recognize evil acts and just as important how was he able to find swift means to avoid them, or correct them? Catalogue them? Analyze them? Provide antidotes and protection against evil acts of all magnitudes?
The question through the years has been about Jesus personal qualities that enabled him to detect, observe and provide an instantaneous cure to those suffering the effects of evil acts.
I decided to ask the Professor.
“What sort of personal mechanism did Jesus employ to be able to detect and, more important, to establish
those right measures and precepts to face and fight evil?”
“This may shock you. But Jesus could be classified as a thoroughly corrupt person. How else could he understand, locate and cure evils acts often hidden behind magnanimous facades, heavenly attitudes and even official dictums?”
I was as shocked as if I had been told that Spider Man actually lived in a penthouse in upper Madison Avenue!
Seeing my surprise, he added:
“Let me prove it to you. Existing proofs disclose that Jesus traveled regularly around the entire Persian Gulf, plus Egypt and Turkey. At that time, Jerusalem was an attraction for people from all those countries plus many tribes from the Upper Nile and above all, the Romans whose soldiers were headquartered in several locations, the principal being Jerusalem. He mixed with everybody seeking virtue and humanity and often found thoroughly corrupt communities whose members showed a total disregard for decency and morality. The invading Roman forces also contributed their part as they seemed to prefer the sins of the flesh. You don’t have to practice criminal and immoral acts to learn about them and devise corrective measures. In a sense you acquire an instinctive knowledge of the crimes in question; it can be said that you become corrupted otherwise you could not be able to identify sinful streaks and arrange for an effective cure!”
I did not know what to say, but what the Professor had just explained made sense. You can not fight crime if you can not identify it!
He smile and concluded;
“Jesus was not a preacher or a promoter of human virtues. He was an innovator of existing moral and humane behavior and his convictions, honesty and personal charm were so powerful that he quickly became a popular idol. But he knew all about the darker side of man’s soul!”
It was a peculiar version not without its clear and honest perception of Jesus’ unique personality. I felt that I had to ask;
“Professor, How would Jesus Christ fare in our times?”
The Professor smiled and nodded, then:
“I expected a question like that one, my friend. I am sure that he would not find a great deal of difference between his world and ours. There are in both the misery and hopelessness that affected and affects a good portion of the people. There is also a gradual erosion of whatever good practices are insinuated and recommended. Personal ambition is still punctuated by greed, selfishness and personal indifference to existing moral and civil norms. He would identify these flaws at once and, being Jesus, he would employ his personal attractiveness, wisdom and brilliant mind to open up some channels that would attempt to reduce if not eliminate the evil in our world. Not on the style of some of our popular preachers and ministers but in the charitable, open and sincere way he always exhibited.’
“Would he become an important figure? A respected teacher? A good friend?”
“I do not know. Ours is a complex world. He would definitely acquire a huge following but also, he would have to contend with the other side who would quickly accuse him of any and all crimes. I can visualize the Media going berserk with a personality such as his; he would enjoy the good ones and suffer the demented twists of the bad ones. In no time at all we would have Jesus as a peddler of socialist practices, an enemy of the Constitution, an illegal alien and even a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers!.”
“Professor, the Brooklyn Dodgers are no more!’
“See what I mean?’