Monday, 8 June 2009

Jesus the "dead person" British people would most like to meet

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I have to say I wondered if this had to be a joke – according to the Daily Telegraph a new poll has found that 1 in 3 British people, if given the chance to meet any "dead person" from history, would most like to meet Jesus, followed closely by Princess Diana. Jade Goody came in 44th place with 5.5 per cent of the vote.

The poll has been "conducted to launch Primeval Series 3 on DVD", so it seems reasonable to assume that it was conducted scientifically, with minimal error margins. To be fair, I can understand why people would like to meet Jesus – even atheists must have a few questions to throw his way.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh good, a bit of PR fluff presented as 'research' in a national newspaper.

How can someone who got 5.5% of the vote come in 44th place? It's a mathematical impossibility: that means numbers 1-43 each got at least 5.5% of the vote, and a quick google calculation reveals 43*5.5 = 236.5%.

Anonymous said...

Jesus?
Jesus! These people really live in a small and petty world

Velicia said...

I could see wanting to meet Jesus. I wouldn't mind it myself, and get a handle on who he really was.

Joe said...

There'd be a long queue - 'Will you bring my dad back,' 'Please cure my leprosy,' 'I'm having a party, turn this into wine will ya mate'. And all Jesus would want to do is go water skiing.

Garkbit said...

If he's dead then he's not really worth meeting, is he? I mean the whole point about Jesus is that he's supposed to be alive, and everyone can meet him just by opening up their hearts to His unbounded Lurv.

Lisa - Mother of Nine said...

Good Post, Garkbit. If Jesus were dead, he would have been no different than any man. It would be a wasted choice to meet him.

But Jesus isn't dead. That's what separates him from the other choices.

Michael Kingsford Gray said...

It is highly likely that even an historical, as opposed to magical, Jesus never actually existed.

1minionsopinion said...

Given a choice on this, I don't know if Jesus would be in my top five. Well, maybe #5, just so I could ask him what he thinks of people putting words in his mouth. Numbers one through four would be reserved for the grandparents I never got to know...