Christians scour the gospels to try and make us think that Jesus reached out to all on the margins. The favourite examples are these.

The centurion. But as part of the Roman oppression he was not on the margins.

The Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus told her her religion was wrong and that her man was not her husband. She said nothing about being marginalised or suffering exclusion.

Zacchaeus the tax collector was on the margins yes but did he care? The Jews did not associate with traitorous tax collectors like him. Jesus did not accept him as he was and urged him to repent. And Zacchaeus was not on the margins politically or in his career for he was a on the payroll of the Roman occupation. Again he never complained about being mistreated or hated.

A pagan woman was ignored by him when she pleaded for him to get a demon out of her girl.  He only agreed to help when she said she and her daughter were dogs and deserve some scraps like dogs from the Jewish table.  The gospels do not say it was clearly known that he really did help.  He only said he did.  He never apologised to her for upsetting her.  He did not say to her, "It is not the time for me to give you the food of the children" but he said, "It is not FAIR for me to give you the food of the children."  That is a clear declaration that she is unequal.  His taking her word for it that a demon was living in her child shows further racism.

Jesus concentrates so much on the Jews and like all racists may help a person from a hated race that it means nothing.  But we don't even have that much.

As for the sick, he took it for granted that it was demons.  That shows no real regard for sick people especially when he said that the person may be to blame for letting the demons in.  He spoke of demons being exorcised and the person sinning and getting the house ready as it were for them to return and they come back with their friends.  He stressed that saying "God's will be done" is the core of prayer.  When you pray for a sick person to recover your attitude as a believer will be, "God, your will be done". You are saying that what you believe is God's will, be it good or otherwise, comes before the fact that a person is sick. A belief comes before the fact. Your attitude is, "If there is no God then the person may get better or may not. I permit." The atheist gives no permission for anybody to be ill.  Jesus has left a toxic legacy.

Notably he warped forgiveness by trying to command it.  True forgiveness is spontaneous.  So somebody like that cannot really support the marginalised. Jesus used forgiveness in such a way to do harm with it. He said that its purpose is reconciliation. So you cannot say it suffices if you no longer let yourself be hurt by what another has done to you when you are always keeping out of their way. That is not reconciliation and shows that you have not really put what they have done in the past. He said that unless you forgive God will forgive you nothing. This is moral blackmail. Forced forgiveness does not work. It will unravel too easily. It is not forgiveness at all.

Girls barely into puberty were forced to wed and were did Jesus offer them refuge or a place to go if they were going to be impregnated knowing they were not ready?  No.

The women at the tomb are heralded as examples of Jesus choosing them to be his messengers.  It does not say he chose them.  They were there and he used them.  Christians hold that his male testimony through the inspiration of the holy spirit tells you that the gospels are true.  And males told the women he rose and males checked them out and it was made all about the males.  In those days a woman's testimony was thought to be unreliable but if a man's was not to be had it had some weight.  It was all about the men and Jesus said nothing.  He needed to clearly say women could witness the same as men.  The silence was deafening and damaging.


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