I understand not believing in Jesus. I understanding rejecting his teachings and even rejecting that he was a historical person. But I find the near hatred of Jesus pretty interesting. It doesn't offend me. But there seems to be a lot of emotion behind some of the posters. I've been reading mp's (and a few others) comments on a few different threads about Jesus, and the hatred is curious. Why hate something that you don't believe exists? Why not hate actions instead of people? And if you don't believe that person is real, why hate the non existent person? It just makes me think if there is more to the story behind some of these posters, and why they hate God and Jesus. If you say, "I hate the idea of God and Jesus because of what people do in His name", then I understand. But why not hate the action instead of the person?
As was brought out, Jesus was not a "racist pig". I think the confusion comes from many that have left the JWs and really do not understand the Bible at all. They don't understand the idea behind the covenant with Israel. They don't understand that Jesus did not only preach to the Jews (remember the Samaritan woman). He came to deliver His message to the Jew FIRST, since they were God's people. Even before Jesus, all nations could worship and serve God. They just were not under God's specific covenant with Israel.
But many people like mp do not understand the gospel, the bible as a whole, or spiritual matters. And that is ok. This lack of understanding shows that they haven't investigated it. MP asks me to sit down with a Rabbi because all the rules and regulations that the Jews followed are from the Torah. Well, I have talked with MANY Jews. And I know this just isn't the case. The Talmud goes beyond the Torah, in its rules and regulations.
Anyhow, this post doesn't need any response. The bitterness towards a non existant person (at least as far as they are concerned) is interesting. It's like me hating Santa Clause and calling him an disgustingly obese freak, and being full of anger towards him.