Who or what exactly was Jesus?
I'm sorry, but if we’re being honest, we are talking about a person that was spawned by God’s magical, ghost cum.
Yes, Jesus was a person, but I think it's ok in this (and most) scenarios to, in one way, or another, objectify Jesus or make him out to be something greater than all of us, i.e. different.
I mean the guy makes water turn to wine (who knows, maybe he just knew the plug?) and it was well known that Jesus spent a lot of time amongst the sinners and roughnecks of Bethlehem.
People tend to look at Jesus as their own personal savior, but in this day and age, personal saviors come in many flavors. Mine was and is Lil Peep. I call him, Gus.
10 “While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples.
11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.”
13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
It seems Jesus existed for those who truly needed him.
Not the uppity, comfortable, clean-cut folk, but the rough and tumble individuals who have a hard time staying out of trouble.
Jesus was the first to realize you have to play the game in order to change the rules. How could he have died for sins that he knew nothing about? How many sinners do you know that are willing to talk to a narc? Jesus definitely had to drink his fair share of red wine to prove his worth in the old ragtag days of A.C. He was the first martyr who set the tone for the leaders and thinkers after him about how to go about being a good person in a realistic world.
He had a message that lowlifes could relate to because he was right there in the trenches with them. Take his story out of the context of the Bible and apply that same character format to different societies and “Jesus” like figures start to look a
wfully different but they pop up constantly. What makes Jesus so different from Gandhi, JFK, Martin Luther King Jr., or even… Tupac?
The people most that often fit the ticket in mo
dern regards of impact, it appears, are music superstars. Music is mood hypnosis, that's why it’s so often tied to religious experiences or movements.
These musicians hit a spiritual chord within the general public's emotional spine, effectively changing and shaping the tone of an entire generation. If that’s not a direct act of God then someone needs to really look up what qualifies.
Artists like Lil Peep built a loyal fanbase by evoki
ng raw spirit and dark passion within his grainy melodies.
He created music that superseded multiple genres, enabling him to be a curator of the youth's taste buds… well, at least, for the ones who like to fight, fuck and do drugs…. which happens to be a good amount of young people.
No. This idea is not new.
Many compared Lennon’s public murder to the crucifixion of Jesus, but who’s to say the spirit of Jesus wasn’t living through Lennon the whole time?
Like some V for Vendetta shit or something.
Lil Peep didn't just blend the emo sound with grungy, underground, trap-rap; he opened up the emotional floodgates of the rap community by bringing his intense vulnerability to it.
He didn't care that he was in a historically, masculine genre of music.
He brought the sensitivities of the whiny suburbs to the
rough streets, displaying his heart on his sleeve as a strength rather than a weakness. He came out as bisexual via Twitter and people accepted it almost immediately, because of Peep’s admirable boldness and just general likability. He is amongst the first musicians to come out in the hyper-masculine world of underground rap, undoubtedly making others feel just a little better about whoever they might be in this heavy reality of toxic-masculinity.
Now, the unsettling part about this comparison is the inevitable bitter end for the characters. In the Bible, and in real life. The universe burns its real legends in order to make the transformation complete. Stars are supposed to burn. That’s how they light the way for society.
That is why most of the figures and artists mentioned earlier, died under public scrutiny, marking a lesson for the public to protect what it wants to keep, especially, people.
You never know who could be your “savior.”
Lil Peep was a martyr. Sacrificing his inner demons for stardom and a message of individuality while warning of pill addiction.
Who or what exactly was Jesus?