Another WSF rant going down the theology path with only a superficial knowledge of the subject. If you are easily offended, stop reading now.
Most of us use words or phrases, often negative, as time savers so we don’t need to explain every one. Examples: Window licker, Progressive, Klansman, Baby Boomer, etc. There seems to be another (P)regressive phrase to self identify a mindset, “Jesus of Nazareth”.
Disclaimer: As an unchurched lapsed Methodist, I’m no religious authority. As I understand these J of N types, public shaming of “sinners” is commendable. They use the example of Jesus chasing the money lenders out of the temple. Issues I have with this viewpoint are as follows.
My understanding is the temple was a sacred place. The Little Red Hen restaurant hardly qualifies as sacred.
Jesus is the son of God. Why is the modifier, “of Nazareth” necessary or desirable? Code word for a mindset?
Is it sacrilegious to assume you have the same powers as the Son of God when you act in “his name”?
A final observation: Mankind’s history is one of persecution, subjugation, and murder by people claiming to be doing God’s work, whoever they claim as God, or an ideology that is their God, and all are to be resisted, IMO. Your life and liberty is at stake.
My apologies to those of you who have devoted much of your life studying theology. This is not an attack on believers.