Pulse of the World on Jesus
Lord? Liar? Lunatic? Legend? We asked what others around the world think about Jesus.
Questions for Discussion and Personal Reflection
- Did you identify with anyone’s expressed views in the film? If so, who and what resonated with you?
- Do you believe Jesus was more than just a good person?
I'd like to think Jesus is a great person. Uh, I just, I— It's just, it's— To me, it's a silly story.
Jesus was the shepherd who basically was the leader of the pack and told people what to do.
He would probably be the guy that I walked by and thought He was a homeless bum and ignored Him honestly. I'm sure that He would be saying something really profound, and I'm afraid I might be ignoring it.
I don't necessarily believe that any one person is God. I don't think that Jesus may have been God. However, I do believe that we all have divinity within us.
I'm just trying to do the best I can down here. I, I, I believe that, that uh, the teachings of Jesus, uh, they ring true to me. That's the— It makes sense to live that way, to, to love people instead of hate people, to, to look out for your fellow man instead of always trying to beat him down.
Jesus wasn't white, so I don't think that you could say that he's just here for white, middle-class people.
Um, if he really existed, I'm all for it, um... Too bad that there is no other people like, like Him nowadays.
Jesus, I believe, was a liberal. And I think, looking at where we're going, I think he'd be happy to see that people are becoming more and more accepting.
Sure, I believe that Jesus was a historical person, um, but I don't believe the, uh, the other things that have accrued around the story of His life.
He's, he's like the pinnacle of love.
It's idolization basically, the idea that there's a human being that can be viewed as a god is, is, is... is a tough, um, tough proposition for me to accept.
Jesus— he loves people, and he wants people in his family, and he's not someone that pushes people outside. He's always inviting people in.
I think I'm, I grow more curious about that every day, um... uh, and, and how I can be a better person um, maybe by following his teachings. And, and maybe it will be a fit for me, and maybe it won't, but, you know, I have a lifetime to figure that out.