Berlin's Bishop Koch compares Greta Thunberg with Jesus
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The Friday demos reminded him "of the biblical scene of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem," said Berlin's Bishop Heiner Koch. Activist Greta Thunberg is an idol, and rightly so: sometimes a society needs "real" prophets.
K Shortly before the Easter celebrations, Berlin's Bishop Heiner Koch tried to translate the Bible into the present. He compared the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg with Jesus Christ.
The "Fridays for Future" demonstrators would be an idol in Thunberg, some politicians and media Grete is now worshiped as a kind of heroine, Koch said in his Episcopal word on Saturday on RBB radio. "The Friday demos remind me a little of the biblical scene of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem," Koch said, referring to Holy Week, at the end of which, on Good Friday, reminds Christians of the death of Jesus on the cross.
Jesus' entry into Jerusalem was for many "a kind of triumphal procession for a folk hero". Some saw him as a "prophet, a national savior". He is not concerned with turning Greta Thunberg into a female Messiah, Koch said, adding: "However, I would like to recall that from time to time our society and also our church needs genuine prophets who are focused on abuses and aberrations point out and propose solutions. "
No call for school truancy
This also applies if they do not meet with undivided approval or ways such as truancy" are highly ambiguous to evaluate. " Society and church would live by role models who are reliable and modest, where they can rub themselves and learn from them, said the bishop.
For several weeks, young people around the world have been taking to the streets worldwide on Fridays for climate protection rather than attending school or university. Model is the 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg, who gained international attention with a school-leaving strike lasting several weeks.