Warning:Religious content.Reader discretion is advised.
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✨