We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Jesus. It seems people are not supposed to utter the name in public.
As I recall, that's how the Romans reacted. Good grief.
Last I heard, even non-believers viewed Him as a moral leader, prophet, or at least as someone who shook the world. Many even accepted Him as Moshiach. Not all, for sure, which is fine with me. Skepticism Is Us at Maggie's, but Jesus is just all right with many of us. I think even our non-believers dig Him.
Who would not be interested? He even got to Johnny Cash, Bob, and the Doobies:
Actually, people are perfectly willing to use the name of Jesus in public. They use it as a near-swear word all the time. Similar to "OMG!", which is treated as playful rather than recognizing it as a kind of vulgarity.
My sweetheart has changed our family usage of "OMG" to mean "Oh, mighty Geoff." But I think she is being a teensy bit sarcastic.