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If Jesus suddenly came back to earth today, would he approve or disapprove of modern Christianity?

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Christianity Poll Results

Approve

5,391 votes

9%

Disapprove

51,981 votes

87%

Distribution of answers submitted by America.

1 Approve answers
1 Disapprove answers
1 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Sep 16, 2013. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Dr. Reza Aslan is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside, a Research Associate at the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy, and a contributing editor for The Daily Beast. He is the founder of AslanMedia.com , an online journal for news and entertainment about the Middle East and the world, and co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of BoomGen Studios, the premier entertainment brand for creative content from and about the Greater Middle East. Follow him on Twitter: @RezaAslan or Google+

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He would disapprove of "christians" who use "Christianity" to put down other people. 12mons ago from a Democrat in Vista, CA.

There are more than 13000 sects of Christianity in this Country today. Most do NOT follow the actual teachings and words of Jesus Christ, who never put anyone down or ask that we follow him(He asked only that we follow the one God of us all, regardless of our race, ethnicity, life style, or gender that we might enjoy a better life. Today's evangelical, in particular, but including even some of those old line denominations, seem more intent on promoting their own agendas than promoting his actual teachings, which will come to haunt them. Shortly after they have gasps that last breath. 12mons ago from a Democrat in Lawnside, NJ.

It is only required of a Christian to believe that Jesus is the son of God. He would be sad to see our behavior but forgive us. 12mons ago from a Republican in Keystone, SD.

Jesus would be sickened by the attacks on Christianity. 12mons ago from a Republican in Kearney, NE.

Most of what calls itself "Christianity" today cant be related to Jesus or his teachings. So called "Liberation Theology" is not christian at all but rather Socialism wrapped up to look "christian". 12mons ago from a Republican in Elmira, NY.

Too vague, define "Modern Christianity". 12mons ago from a Republican in Vancouver, WA.

He would care less about religious beliefs, and more about their actions and what's in their hearts. 12mons ago from a Libertarian in Centreville, VA.

Jesus Christ would forgive the world for its current and past sins, and call for a renewal of peace and love and belief in God. 12mons ago from a Republican in Coronado, CA.

He would disapprove of how some aspects of modern Christianity are practiced. 12mons ago from a Green in Havana, FL.

Depends on the Christians he meets. 12mons ago from a Republican in Fleming Island, FL.

It all depends. Christianity after 2 millennium is certainly different. I would think he'd understand the changes and feel sympathetic to all while still giving a concrete belief system to all. 12mons ago from a Republican in Carrollton, TX.

Religion is a private matter; has not place in a political poll (would answer differently if this were a theological or philosophical survey). 12mons ago from a Green in Alexandria, LA.

I don't believe in the supernatural, but if Jesus did exist and is the good that he is stated to be, he would not approve. 12mons ago from a Green in Hayward, CA.

Overall it's better than it used to be, still not perfect. 12mons ago from a Green in Seattle, WA.

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