New Bible calls Jesus “The Human One”

In an effort to make the Bible more accessible to people, the United Methodist Church has released the Common English Bible. One of the major differences from the KJV is a new nickname: rather than calling him the “Son of Man” (which I guess was getting a little old), they chose instead to call him “The Human One“. I can’t figure out how this is supposed to be more accessible, but then again, I’m also not the kind of guy that bends down on one knee for his invisible friend. Perhaps they want to make him seem more like you and me. Take the word “God” out of it, and perhaps he seems less threatening or something. As far as I’m concerned, the new nickname makes me think they’re trying to make a statement about everyone else’s humanity. “Only Jesus was the Human One. You’re just a sinning piece of shit as far as we’re concerned”.

Why am I not the Human One? Is there something wrong with me?

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    I always thought the “Son of Man” tag was a bit weird. Since, y’know, Mary’s obviously not a man and if his father were really God, well, then he wouldn’t be the son of a man at all.

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    Tris Stock

    How long do you think it will be before we start seeing this new term showing up on Youtube and Facebook threads?

    Perhaps I’ll start using it myself.

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    I much prefer Buddy Christ. I think that would be a much better contribution.

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