It depends on what you mean by reject. Atheists reject Christ being god, the orthodox trinitarian view of Christians, but some allow for him as a good moral teacher (some dispute his historicity, so it's not a uniform attitude). Islam says Christ is a prophet, not god, and never died on the cross (there is some dispute, as I have a couple letters from Islamic scholars who say the Qu'ran does not teach this latter point). This is both acceptance and rejection. Jews also admit Jesus was Jewish, and many rabbis agree his teaching was both conservative and insightful, but they reject him as Messiah or even as a rabbi (The claim of Jesus as a false messiah does not appear to be applied to other claimants such as Lubavitcher etc). Jesus predicted a division on his person, work and title. He said that "men would cast you out of the temple because of my name," and he was right. The division is not because of his good works, or even his good words. It is based on the ultimate question: "Who do you say that I am?"
although i believe Jesus to be a perfect being and in a way the son of god, as a Buddhist, I am not a christian. I do not hold the same belief system as christians although I hold them in very high regard and believe in Jesus's message of love and compassion. i hold him on the same exact level i hold the buddha so in a way i am a christian, although there are very few christians who would agree with me. i find christians intolerance of other religions very odd, just as I find some other religions intolerance odd. in my mind christ was the ideal of acceptance and model for all men and woman. He does not just belong to christianity.
I did not ask for a sacrifice nor would I have condoned it despite 'Christ' alleged disposition. I simply don't believe there is a god for no substantial evidence has been presented. I don't believe human sacrifice helped anything and I find the act barbaric and reprehensible. If 'Christ' wanted to show his love all he needed to do on the cross was tell his followers to not talk or write about him because they'll get it wrong. He was an egocentric ego maniac with a death wish. Why would I accept his wild proclamation when every bit of evidence suggests he was only human despite a fairy tales assertion.
The bible says that light came into the world but the world comprehended it not because the world is darkness and their deeds were evil. If you was doing evil things and someone came along to tell you that you was doing wrong and that you need to quit would that not make you upset. because they want to keep doing whatever they want and Jesus tells them wrong things they do so they reject him. Rebellion.
I respect his limited work in the philosophy of peace, to bad he didn't expand on it due to his faith and place in time. But he was not the son of a god, that theory was a hold-over from the Greek and Egyptian myths which were similar to most ancient beliefs in that a man of great importance must be of god to achieve great things.
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I guess some people just don't understand all that He did in order for us ALL to have a means of salvation. Some don't believe in the "stories" or feel they were made up while others just believe he was a good man. At John 15:25 Jesus said "they hated me without cause." maybe some people just don't have a reason.