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Born of a virgin, Alcmene. A God for a father, Zeus. The only begotten. The savior. The good shepherd, the prince of peace, bringing gentle persuasion & divine wisdom. He died, joined his father on Olympus [a 1000 years before Gethsemane.]
You see, the early Christian leaders, they threw away Hebrew manuscripts & borrowed from pagan sources all over the place. Taken alone the philosophical teachings of Jesus are Buddhists with a Hebrew accent: Kindness, tolerance, brotherhood, love, a ruthless realism acknowledging that life is as it is here on earth, here & now. The kingdom of God, meaning goodness, is right here, where it should be. That's what buddha brought in. That's what Jesus taught.
But then a talking snake made a lady eat an apple, that's where Jesus got screwed. Heaven & hell were peddled so priests could rule through seduction & terror, save our souls that we never lost in the first place. Buddha & Jesus would laugh or cry if they'd known what was done in their name.
Ceremony, ritual, processions, genuflecting, moaning, intoning, venerating cookies & wine, that's not what Jesus had in mind. Everywhere, religion from exalting life to purging joy as a sin, Rome does it as grand opera. A simple path to goodness needs a supernatural roadmap!
Ps: Believe in what he tried to teach, without rigmarole. Piety is not what the lessons bring to people. It's the mistake they bring to lessons.
treble_clefThis the one I like the best among all the write ups of yours I've read. Clear, concise and to the point. Here's to brave penning
go_win_the_heartsReligion is for peace of souls but later on it becomes peace of life. Well expounded piece, bro Nice one
the_speccy_outsiderFirst of all more power to you for touching such an important topic. I too se this, in case of any God. People do such frivolous and indecent things in the name of God. The real reason of worshipping the almighty was to purify the soul but we only see fellow ones getting into immaterial aspects which does not provide happiness, let alone purity.
And a wonderfully crafted piece that speaks volumes, indeed a sensitive one. Many might find offensive. But still, truth is bitter isn't it. ❣️
shrutitripathiI read something on this topic and this one making my read more interesting, wow anna✨
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Guy learned Buddhism, thought about it for a while, on his return to the mediterranean, became an etruscan, seeped into the roman empire, he didn't like what they became, a giant killing machine, he went to the nearest thinking "why not pass Buddha's teachings on in a modern form", so he tried, one dissident against Rome? Rome won, the rest is history, well, sort of, lot of fairy tales mixed in, they called him Christ, actually that's the medal they pinned on Jesus to fulfil their prophecy.
The crucifixion: They tied him but nails & blood make better religious art. He blocked the pain as he had learned to do in Tibet & India. He also learned to slow his body processes down to the point where they were undetectable. They thought he was dead. So the followers pulled him from the cross, placed him in a cave. His body normalized as he had trained it to. He attempted to go away undetected but some devotees were standing watch. Tried to explain. They were ecstatic. Thus jesus was resurrected! ____________ #jesus_rules
hazel_factoryMy god! How is this even possible!! This kind learning was incredible! And so he had to go through so much coz of us!.. well amazing I love to read all your posts as they are so amazing, interesting and knowledgeable! I wasn't active here for a long time so ig I have missed a lots of great content!
shrutitripathiEverything you write is a complete new topic for me to read and how amazed I am , every freakin' timeeeee! ✋
The commandments are just modern updates of more ancient laws, hammurabi's code.
The old testament sells fear & guilt. The new testament is a good code of ethics, put into our mouth by poets & philosophers that are much smarter than Jesus Christ. There are a dozen new testaments, from hebrew to greek to latin to tyndale, all the way to king james, all revisionist & all called revealed truth.
Moses were based on Misis, a syrian myth & there are earlier versions. Jesus found floating on water, the staff that changed to a snake, waters that were parted so followers could be led to freedom & even receive laws on stone or wooden tablets.
Apostles, they weren't really apostles. They didn't really do any real teaching. Peter the fishermen learned a little more about fishing. The mythical overlay is so enormous & not good. The truth is so so simple. The new testament in 100 words or less, you ready?
treble_clefYes.. The new testament is an update over the old, existing, outdated laws and ways of living.. Old Testament are mostly stories and teachings passed on from generation to generation, and bound to have all mythical tales and folklore.. Gosh your writings make me want to dig deep...
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The good book did not arrive by facsimile from heaven. The bible as we know it was finally presided over by one man: The pagan emperor Constantine. He was a life long pagan who was baptized on his deathbed. Constantine was Rome's supreme holy man. From time immemorial, his people had worshipped a balance between nature's male deities & the goddess or sacred feminine. But a growing religious turmoil was gripping Rome.
3 centuries earlier, a young jew named jesus had come along, preaching love & single God. Centuries after his crucifixion, Christ followers had grown exponentially & had started a religious war against the pagans. The conflict grew to such proportions that it threatened to tear Rome in 2. So Constantine may have been a life long pagan, but he was also a pragmatist. And in 325 A.D, he decided to unify Rome under a single religion, Christianity because he didn't want his empire torn apart. And to strengthen this new Christian tradition, Constantine held a famous ecumenical gathering known as the council of nicaea. And at this council, the many sects of Christianity debated & voted on everything, from the acceptance & rejection of specific gospels to the date for easter to the administering of sacraments & of course the immortality of Jesus. Until that moment in history, Jesus was viewed by many of his followers as a mighty prophet, as a great & powerful man but a man nevertheless, a mortal man.
Yes, I'm saying that Jesus' divinity came from a vote. In those days, Gods were everywhere. By infusing Jesus the man with the divine magic, by making him capable of earthly miracles, as well as his own resurrection, Constantine turned him into a God, but within the human world. And he basically knocked the more distant Gods out of the game! ____________ #jesus_rules