Jesus helps people save themselves


I agree, and to put a finer point on one aspect I think he perfectly targeted those who needed religion the most - the poor, the hungry, the sick, the sinners, the outcast. The wealthy usually don't turn to religion until they get old or think they are going to die.

Interestingly what initially came of as pandering and perhaps even taking advantage of those in need... I'm now realizing how empowering his message is to them/for them. That's a pretty magical thing. I suppose its why in addiction counseling they encourage you to find religion, it gives you a higher power to help you do what you think you cannot do alone.

It's an interesting trait that survived evolution - that most people cant see their own potential... or motivate themselves to reach it.