Similarities: Both fictional Both worshiped by the stupid people in their respective games both hated by elves, elves being the magic casting counter parts irl by a different name
differences: one is arab one is nord one can destroy foes with his voice
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. Rev 19:15
Depending on how you take that verse, the bolded part could be moved up. --- http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20120528.gif
I mean they are both mere men that were held in such high regards and twisted, glorified perceptions by religious fanatics that they essentially became gods. Does that make the Thalmor essentially the Roman empire by wanting to snuff out Talos/Jesus worship?
Oh great, another "lets hate on Christians" thread on Gamefaqs...
Similarities: Both fictional
You really believe that Jesus Christ didn't exist? --- Fat people in small amounts of clothing always makes me giggle.-SvenGeorgeson Then you must have loads of fun looking in a mirror.-LegendaryElite
Wowww people are getting really offensive, 5 bucks says this thread will get deleted soon.
Anyway you talk about people blowing Talos out of proportion, when actually Talos 'did' become a god. The only reason the Aldmeri banned worship of him was because he was the one that destroyed them. So of course the elves aren't going to like him very much.
But the fact is you still recieve his blessing at his shrines, i believe the elderscrolls wiki explains it all but talos is a god.
As for the Jesus part you either believe it or you don't but there's no reason to take the kind of jabs at somebody's religion like people are in this thread.
Correct me if I'm wrong here, as I'm not particularly a follower of Christianity.
From my understanding of Christian belief, Jesus isn't exactly like Talos. For one, Talos was at first a human and was turned into God. Jesus, on the other hand, was once the Son of God (God's second-in-command, who was an angel in heaven), then he made the ultimate sacrifice by becoming a man and being born into Earth as such. Jesus was then revered as a prophet until the Jewish people crucified him. But then he was resurrected. Even after death, however, Jesus never became a God, because there is only one God, and that is not Jesus Christ. Sometimes people revere Jesus as a God, when in the actual religious lore, Jesus does not have the supreme power of God. Sure, he does have special angelic abilities, but he does not have the omnipotence of God. If Jesus required any special assistance, he would need to ask God for such. Therefore, it is a mistake to revere Jesus as a God.
On the other hand, worshipping Jesus is very similar to worshipping Talos. Both were men, both were divine figures, and both did good things amongst humans. Both were very virtuous, and both died for the sins of Man (I think Talos did, anyway). However, Talos is revered as a "God amongst Men", which is very different from Jesus the "Messiah". Then, of course, there are the Jewish people who do not believe that Jesus was a Messiah at all, and the Messiah has yet to come. So, there you have two figures that both compliment and contrast each other. Thus, worshipping one is more-or-less like worshipping the other...
Definitely not traditional catholic/orthodox/protestant. In those I can't speak for orthodox but Jesus is the son of God and is God in the holy trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost/Spirit. Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, and many others also believe in widely differing ideals from each other.
With so many different views on who Jesus was, a specification is in order.