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.
Long ago there was a flower whom radiated like the rays of the sun it would even face and follow the sun through the elements it persevered the darkness but it wouldn't bloom from a certain lack of ingredient yet for those who had observed it knew that it was beautiful even when not bloomed but as the coming season arrived something different about it arised it tingled with an unknown energy within the season of spring maybe the sun was at its most gentle or maybe it was just the flower's preference but on one special day the sun came down and kissed it the sun admired it from afar but that day spring gave it the courage to express his love for it at this gesture the flower opened up as it blushed giving the sun and everyone around to see its true face its beauty was immaculate its traits was like that of the sun itself some say til this day it gives off a spring like warmth so it became known as the flower of the sun