Would Jesus be employable - page 10

Lets say Jesus Christ was on earth today ,he went to school and became a nurse,and had the same attitude towards life that he ,apparently had 2000 years ago. Would he be employable? Or would he make... Read More

  1. by   ohbet
    Peeps Mcarthur,I think what you said about"if you believe in God act like it" is really decisive,at least for christianity. For Christians,its not so much which "church" teaching you adhere to,although some make a big deal about certain doctrines,but its whether christians organize their daily activities in the spirit of Jesus and make Jesus their guide line for action.
  2. by   micro
    Oh, I cannot resist, it is Sunday.....must visit the religion thread.



    micro :zzzzz

    being purposely bratty this a.m.
    just another side of me.........
    good day all
    Last edit by micro on Nov 10, '02
  3. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    From Ohbet
    Peeps Mcarthur,I think what you said about"if you believe in God act like it" is really decisive,at least for christianity. For Christians,its not so much which "church" teaching you adhere to,although some make a big deal about certain doctrines,but its whether christians organize their daily activities in the spirit of Jesus and make Jesus their guide line for action.
    Ohbet,
    Something tells me your wings aren't just all for show.
  4. by   bungies
    I thought it might be interesting to address the objections to Jesus as a nurse in a semi-scientific way, using documented evidence...

    QUOTE]Originally posted by MK2002
    I don't know about this career change for Jesus. He might have a problem treating the female patients.

    Then too we might ask...

    "Could he work a 12-hour overnight shift?"

    "Would he be able to accurately calculate med dosages and dispense them instead of merely turning an arbitrary quantity of water into wine?"

    "He usually interacts in a one-to-one exchange. Can he regularly handle a 1:10 ratio while working?"
    [/QUOTE]

    If these are objections, then YUP, he's employable...

    1. Jesus spoke with and healed both girls and women, despite the religious leaders of the day deciding that adult males could not interact with women. (Matthew 9: 18-26, for example, and John Ch.4) Some of the women (and men!) he mixed with weren't exactly the religious types, as noted before...

    2. Jesus regularly stayed up overnight praying. On more than one occasion, this was after a very busy day healing (could YOU work a double shift then volunteer to do a night shift as well?) On one occasion his disciples fell asleep three times while he particularly needed their help. (Luke 22: 39-46)

    3. I don't know if it's even worth bothering with this objection, as calculating med doses isn't rocket science, but here goes... "Even the hairs on your head are counted." (Matthew 10:30) If he can do that, he can calculate med doses.

    4. In Luke 17: 11-19 he heals ten lepers with one sentence. Of course, the rest of the shift would be quiet! He healed whole towns in a day, too, though I couldn't find the quote for that.


    Originally posted by sjoe
    All indications are that he wasn't very good at taking directions from other people, doctors or not, and there is no evidence that he was good at filling out forms or charting.
    Where did you get the idea that he wasn't taking directions? "I have brought you (God the Father) Glory on earth by doing the work that you gave me to do" (John 17:4)
    And I'll help Youda with his paperwork, just because I'd have to watch the healings to be able to document them!

    I realise that if you don't believe the Bible, you won't consider it evidence, but Jesus also said "Anyone who chooses to do God's will, will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own"
    I guess if you haven't tried it, you're not in a position to know...
  5. by   ohbet
    At the outset I want to say this is just the theology of one human being,mine,and hence its at risk for fallibility,but some of these posts are confusing the human Jesus for the divine God.Jesus was a human and God ,well how should I say it, is a God.
  6. by   MollyMo
    Bungies, I like the way you think.
  7. by   mamabear
    1. Joseph was his step-father.
    2. When the Romans crucified someone, the nails were driven into the wrists, not the hands. The wrists held up better.
  8. by   RNConnieF
    Man, this is heavy at 0100 after work. In response, yes Jesus would be employable as a nurse because, of course there would be a Plan whereas He would work from within to affect change for the better. On a much lighter note: We might finally get to witness an end to the age old joke, "What's the difference between God and a doctor? God doesn't think He's a doctor."
  9. by   live4today
    originally posted by bungies
    i thought it might be interesting to address the objections to jesus as a nurse in a semi-scientific way, using documented evidence...

    quote]originally posted by mk2002
    i don't know about this career change for jesus. he might have a problem treating the female patients.

    then too we might ask...

    "could he work a 12-hour overnight shift?"

    "would he be able to accurately calculate med dosages and dispense them instead of merely turning an arbitrary quantity of water into wine?"

    "he usually interacts in a one-to-one exchange. can he regularly handle a 1:10 ratio while working?"


    if these are objections, then yup, he's employable...

    1. jesus spoke with and healed both girls and women, despite the religious leaders of the day deciding that adult males could not interact with women. (matthew 9: 18-26, for example, and john ch.4) some of the women (and men!) he mixed with weren't exactly the religious types, as noted before...

    2. jesus regularly stayed up overnight praying. on more than one occasion, this was after a very busy day healing (could you work a double shift then volunteer to do a night shift as well?) on one occasion his disciples fell asleep three times while he particularly needed their help. (luke 22: 39-46)

    3. i don't know if it's even worth bothering with this objection, as calculating med doses isn't rocket science, but here goes... "even the hairs on your head are counted." (matthew 10:30) if he can do that, he can calculate med doses.

    4. in luke 17: 11-19 he heals ten lepers with one sentence. of course, the rest of the shift would be quiet! he healed whole towns in a day, too, though i couldn't find the quote for that.



    where did you get the idea that he wasn't taking directions? "i have brought you (god the father) glory on earth by doing the work that you gave me to do" (john 17:4)
    and i'll help youda with his paperwork, just because i'd have to watch the healings to be able to document them!

    i realise that if you don't believe the bible, you won't consider it evidence, but jesus also said "anyone who chooses to do god's will, will find out whether my teaching comes from god or whether i speak on my own"
    i guess if you haven't tried it, you're not in a position to know...
    [/quote]

    i, too, like the way you think, bungie!!! right on right on right on!!!
    :kiss :angel2: :hatparty:
  10. by   Tkb_2003
    I think this is a very dumb question and is not worth debating over.
  11. by   rebel_red
    This is a fabulous question and leads to all sorts of interesting questions.

    Me, I am a pagan. Yet, I still think Jesus is well worth emulating. That is the wonderful thing about all spiritual paths, each and every person has thier own definition of what thier path means. One would hope this will lead to greater understanding and tolerance.

    Tres
  12. by   mario_ragucci
    The first thing Jesus would have to do, before he got a position in nursing, would be to disarm the world, and I mean all the nukes, chemical and biological weapons...all of that...would have to be stopped.

    The first thing someone would do is try to drop a hydrogen bomb on Jesus to see if he is tough enough and really the son of man.
    Last edit by mario_ragucci on Nov 18, '02
  13. by   kavi
    I think that Jesus would be employable. He would probably come back with a more modern "American" look to fit in. Remember, the last time he was dressing and acting like a person of his times. And being a middle eastern guy with an agenda wouldn't be a good cover in the U. S. today.

    I think he would try and make changes, and turn everyone in healthcare management away from their 'bottom line' attitudes. And as soon as he started making progress, they'd find a way to "crucify him" (but with more modern methods) all over again.

    This is a fun and interesting thread. I love this web board, but it is addicting. Kavi
    Last edit by kavi on Nov 18, '02

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