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-- Let's -- a little bit about religion because there is an interesting.
Book out all Jesus is blank by.
Judith Smith who is a pastor and -- this year by the way the subtitles on a new way.
To be human wanna talk to him now about this by way of -- -- -- on me just read your introduction.
In the book because I really liked it.
I'm 33 years old I was born and raised in the Pacific -- -- which means I'm addicted to coffee and complaining about the whether -- my husband a father -- three an -- golf from also what pastor in this last bit.
Makes people feel awkward because you go onto its funny stereo -- you write and I suppose to some extent.
Jesus get stereotyped.
Yeah -- no question about it I think people assume that well I'm always gonna say before he says it.
I know he is premise that he's working from men and hopefully did this this project is a little bit demystified unpacking.
Some of those.
You know us assumed premises that -- who allowed people to dialogue and converts a little bit.
So what did you find out -- this started out regionally.
As sort of a project what in -- perished in the new expanded it to what the Seattle area -- -- would billboards as before he had just started -- really trying to get its the dialogue and conversation about -- -- -- -- Seattle one of the most -- regions -- the United States of America.
And before we knew it it kind of caught fire in terms on the web site people sort of filled in the blank tens of thousands of people and so billboards went up and bumper magnets and it's been pretty cool to see the conversation in a place like Seattle.
About Jesus where oftentimes he's not talked about much and Justin Bieber gave you a big boost -- that happened.
Well have been able to be in -- life for about three years now and that is believed in love them and Kurds and they and to try to try to be there Foreman and he claims means this -- are so grateful for that yet well when he.
Went on to social media and started talking about you and this project.
I mean all of a sudden it just exploded.
He had idle idol they get hurt and they really have been -- that -- started writing this book about three years ago.
That Justin was certainly in mind as I wrote it for sure and what about one of my favorite golfers on the PGA -- Obama.
Who won the masters tonight you know he cried.
And when he cried I cry we're talking about bubble watch that's right from while I was there right but it where Easter weekend yeah -- a while I was there till Friday.
Well you know I hug him and say it's going to be special weekend and so Sunday afternoon after church on Easter I'm going how it might not there.
-- -- this ticket is not Easter but.
-- pretty special to see what your best friends win though the biggest golf tournament the world.
He would wrote an inner -- here forward.
And it's very nice and he's such a great guy he really is he has an inspiration.
Everybody if any but he knows his life story.
Obviously it is incredible and I hope he wins the masters again from the tip of -- coming up in April that's because I'm up tell me what you -- Found down from various.
Of different faiths and different religions and their take on -- I think -- -- -- is very apparent that he's the most compelling figure in human history no matter what persuasion you are in terms of your.
Your thoughts on god his existence or lack -- he seems to be incredibly compelling and rightfully so.
-- I think I think everybody wants to be heard and my -- much premises so you know let's have a conversation and let's hear from what you have to say and frankly.
I think no matter where you're coming from -- in the religious landscape we have a lot to learn from each other no matter what convictions we hold.
Listening to one another is is never a bad thing and it certainly has been eye opening to see the bullets filled in by different different viewpoint.
I must tell you this is a fun read and and I used that word -- in the most realistic sent us here here's a passage on page 122 financing titled Jesus laughing.
Some people can't understand how god -- happiness could go together they think religion and -- are fundamentally opposed to them Gaza.
God has a cosmic party Cooper -- grinch.
A spoil sport god is against parties in fun and -- -- god is the antithesis of happiness.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Nothing could be further from the look at all of creation -- god indeed Israel he is the creator he's the ultimate artists.
He's the ultimate stand up comedian he has a sense of humor.
A look at -- civilian work we're -- funny creatures and so I think if you -- if you really believe in god and and obviously have to do I do with all my heart.
I think he's got an extraordinary sense of humor and -- that's why he gave us one.
Now let's put up on the screen we have a few of the -- fill in the facts and I think you'll like this.
So Jesus -- -- supposed to fill in the blank and you know here's -- we got rebel without cause admit them profit.
A loving UN spy did view the only way not a religion.
Once said -- Republican -- -- The idea that that Bob.
Here views here -- -- no question and that's where I think there's so much to be said about Jesus and we have.
A great opportunity here to really start a conversation that obviously I believe is not only compelling.
In human existence you know look like a pastor from a the hot hot headed into its JB wrote it wrote it off on the you know it could being that I could -- I am having your hairstyle is is more like Justin Bieber and and I've heard that.
Your attire and so -- course on Sundays you've probably Wear something a little bit different I've got to admit this is this is of this -- -- my Sunday best.
But I'm not afraid of suits but -- maybe it's just the Seattle culture dizzy.
Help you to reach out to younger people.
To me I think young people -- -- inspire and I still like -- still young but at 34 I'm definitely not a TV -- your district and the I -- But.
You know what I love about young people is their honesty in their transparency and I think this project.
Is very appealing to young people because they're going to be very candid about that -- and -- it's it's moving stuff and it's very enlightening and challenging for me.
-- your website is -- Jesus is -- dot com is book dot com.
OK but there was a dot org is their doctors are dead and it did that the website that's just about the Blake.
Which is the most part -- the most compelling as Jesus despues -- out of work time.
And folks can find his book through the web site or -- -- -- or wherever books are sold Barnes & Noble and circuit for you have to do so for.
A bit they're pretty pleased it's it's climbing the charts they tell me but -- I'm just excited images it's a big deal.
Well you're doing a good job -- -- -- you.
And I -- Smith for joining us after Judith Smith -- best of luck to you thank you need to institute.
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