28% of Brits think Jesus to be extremist

Jesus the “extremist”

 Wojciech Zdrojkowski reports for Breitbart that according to a July 2017 poll of over 2000 British adults on whether they considered certain figures to be extreme, 28% (more than one in four) of UK residents considered Jesus an extremist.

Dr. David Landrum, director of advocacy for the Evangelical Alliance, said that “The poll shows the scale of moral confusion in our society with the public having no way of deciding whether something is extreme or not.”

The poll’s other findings lend credence to Landrum’s interpretation that Brits are morally confused:

  • 25% thought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an extremist.
  • 20% thought the same of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • 36% thought it was extreme for the UK to leave the EU (Brexit), while 30% thought it extreme if the UK were to remain in the EU.
  • 41% found it extreme to believe marriage should be between a man and a woman.
  • 37% didn’t think it was extreme for children not to be assigned a gender at birth.

It’s not just ordinary Brits who are confused, a parliamentary report last year found that UK government ministers also “struggled to define extremism” and that “it was far from clear that there is an accepted definition of what constitutes extremism, let alone what legal powers there should be, if any, to combat it.”

In June 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to set up a Commission for Countering Extremism because “There has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years – and that means extremism of any kind, including Islamophobia. This is why this government will act to stamp out extremism and hateful ideology, both across society and on the internet.”

Landrum fears the widespread confusion about the definition of extremism can create problems when trying to deal with it. He advises:

“Detached from terrorism and incitement to violence, extremism does not work as a litmus test for judging peaceful beliefs and opinions. Indeed, the government have tried and failed over the last two years to define extremism without any precision and this poll shows that the public share that confusion.

It therefore seems unlikely that a newly established quango, such as extremism commission, will solve such problems. It is not wise to foster a society where volatile public opinion can be used to determine what might be extreme or acceptable views.”

Meanwhile, TruNews tells us that another survey conducted by Premier Christian Communications of more than 12,000 “ordinary” UK Christians found that more than 90% of Christians in the UK believe their faith is being marginalized and not given the same respect as other religions in the UK.

~Eowyn

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23 responses to “28% of Brits think Jesus to be extremist

  1. The goat population is increasing.

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  2. Since most Questions contain clues to the Answer, – and since the more refined the Question becomes, – the more clearly it points to the Answer.. So therefore a cunningly composed Question will bring the hoped for Answer wanted by the proponent of the Question.. Change the Question a bit and it could be revealed that 38% of the Brit’s are blooming Idiots…!!! Now let’s Question the Leftist-Nazi-Dems of America…!!!

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  3. Why are they polling the members of parliament?

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  4. Where are the days of Lewis, Tolkien and the Inklings? These, some of the greatest Christian apologists of our era, are still ministering to me today, but their own countrymen have fallen asleep.

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  5. Given this, do you want them passing laws on “extremism”? It’s not too hard to argue that its impossible for God to be “extreme”. What do they consider the “norm” or “standard” to be?

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  6. if their definition of “extreme” means the exact opposite of evil…then, they are correct 🙂

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  7. — EddieBG and MomOfIV — Agreed.

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  8. Excuse me melord, but the extremists have destroyed the last dictionary and now we can’t look up the word ‘extremism’.

    Or how about, to paraphrase….
    ‘I don’t know how to define extremism, but I know it when I see it.’

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  9. I agree Jesus is extreme… if that means doing things that go against the norm, the easy, the base… taking the narrow/high road, accepting persecution for His Name’s sake, etc. Then count me in.

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  10. It would be nice to know how “extremism” was defined for those taking the poll. Or if the people taking the poll were left to their own definition. It would also be nice to know just where the poll was taken. Was it only given to persons in London? Or in large cities? or to country folk? Or whom?

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  11. Saints and lamia

    Maybe we need to think about it in the context of the times during Yeshu’s life. He was a revolutionary, a threat to the establishment. This is how the Sanhedrin convinced the Romans to execute him. As it says on this site, “telling the truth is a revolutionary act”.

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  12. There is little wonder that the Brits are royally screwed if this is a sampling of what their adult citizens believe. God help them . . . they are certainly not doing anything to help themselves.

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  13. I remember when even our Supreme Court had a tough time defining what pornography really was–it was as though a thick fog had finally descended inside people’s minds, to the point at which no one seemed capable of defining it. Or, like with art–they couldn’t even really define what ‘art’ was for a long time, so how could they define what ‘obscene’ really meant? Once they had their own ‘ducks in a row’, concerning the definition of ‘art’, as being ‘in the eye of the beholder’, then they could attempt to apply that same definition to porno, then call it day, and another ‘win’ in their own column. Back then, we were left scratching our heads, not knowing exactly how to deal with it all by that time.

    Also, people love to talk about ‘the fog of war’ these days, as they fumble for a reason as to how in the world our military could possibly ever end up killing the wrong people, or some innocent inhabitants, or Pat Tillman, etc. Well, God speaks of what amounts to ‘fog’ descending on those who rebel against Him, with it blinding them to the truth, keeping them from being capable of defining things like ‘porno’, and now ‘extremism’. I think one of the reasons why libs can’t seem to figure out where to draw their arbitrary line when it comes to things like that, as they attempt to dictate to us what is ‘extreme’, etc., and what is ok with them, is that, if they make a mistake and draw the line in the wrong place, they might end up benefiting us by ‘accident’, thus short-changing themselves. 🙂

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  14. Considering that many Brits are involved in the antichrist religion of Judaism or follow the Talmud then this would explain why they give this type of response. Most people know more about sports and beer than they do about the Bible or the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Considering that almost all news media is owned and controlled by these people, what do you expect?

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  15. Jesus was the most extreme extremist Who ever lived. And that’s all right by me: He was absolutely right.
    People think that extremism is some big, bad bogeyman. Yes, with some people, that’s true. But there’s nothing wrong with being extremist, provided one is absolutely right.
    Chesterton put it perfectly: “There are two directions for the human mind to go—one is prejudice; The other is dogma.” Either one knows what way to go on a given problem, or he does not. (Chesterton’s Cause for Sainthood was launched a couple of years ago).

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  16. This polling just reveals the present state of popular culture in the UK. Nothing more. Same could be said if it were a poll about the same subject in the USA today. You can not extrapellate anything from it b/c no control group has been identified next to the experimental poll group. The “polled members” of this “study” could be all flop-house residents or all Ascot-bound upper-crust. No definitions are given here. Period. I tend to agree with the results…but they are not scientific nor are they representative of the broader culture, nor is the sample defined. (This is what our American “Lame-Stream Media” gets away with all the time). As I said, I tend to agree with this, but these “researchers” need to tie their research/polling to a more scientific/socially accurate assessment/identification of their subjects.

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    • Good grief, CalGirl. Polls/surveys don’t use control groups; experiments do. Control groups are used to determine a cause-and-effect relationship, as in experiments. Surveys are a snap-shot of public opinion; they’re not about cause-and-effect. To be valid in its findings, a survey must poll a representative, i.e., a randomly-selected sample of the population, in order for the findings to be generalized to describe the population at large.

      I wish Breitbart had given more information on the July UK 2017 poll on “extremism”. All we’re told is that it was national in scope, of over 2,000 British adults. I assume that the poll was of a representative sample, which would make the findings valid. Otherwise, the poll’s findings could not be generalized to the entire UK population and would, therefore, be utterly meaningless.

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