It could be argued; why name your kids?
Surely you can just call them 'HEY YOU' or 'OI COME HERE'??
If you want to look at the origin of the name God; it is ODIN / GODAN / GODAM; which became GOD.
And his wife was FREYJA which became PRAYER.
PRAYER TO GOD; is FREYJA TO ODIN; but it actually means; WOMAN TO MAN.
In this regard your question is very valid.
Because ODIN and FREYJA weren't used as GOD AND PRAYER.
Freyja symbolised the Earth; or the 'womb of creation' and Odin (in essence) represented the seed.
Today we would say to our son something like; "You wanna be a real man when you grow up? You have to learn to treat women with respect."
In their days the exact same thing would have been said as; "If you wish to be like Odin; you need to stand up and fight in the name of Freyja."
The stupidity of this; is that we disconnected ourselves from the 'intended association'; to make it something beyond our reach; and by doing such,
corrupted the original intention of the teachings.
This was however done intentionally by those (cough ROMANS AND JEWS cough) that wished to profit from the teachings; and could not do so without
making the 'graces' of the wisdom exclusive to them.
This is the same reason that they translated the Bible into a tongue which was non-native to the majority of the population.
Then destroyed all the copies held by those who would 'teach themselves'. Which is the origin of GNOSTIC.
'NO WE CAN'T HAVE THEM TEACH THEMSELVES; OR CONNECT WITH THEMSELVES! How would we profit from this?'
So that the people would have to come to them to learn.
The stupid part about all this?
Is that they attacked; killed; and historically slandered the Gnostics for choosing to know themselves; while at the same time; they worshiped a God
who's name literally means; KNOWING ONES SELF!!
In the old testament; when the knowledgable wise 'God' is asked who he is. He answers "I AM ONE WHO KNOWS MYSELF". YAHWEH/JAHVEH/JOVE/JUPITER = "I AM,
WHO I AM".
This is the root of the very similar YESHUA which is "WHAT I AM/I AM". CHRIST actually means; "IN THE FLESH"; which is why we say "BODY OF, IN THE
FLESH" which is supposed to signify a willingness to TAKE INTO YOURSELF; the embodiment of your faith. (But it actually refers to being USED WHO THEY
SEE FIT AS A VESSEL. But, I'll go into this at another time.)
The original CORPRUS CHRISTI actually refers to a SPEARING. Or SECURING of yourself to their faith. This is the origin of the CHRIST (body) being
Google "CORPUS". It is a weapon developed by the Romans to SPEAR and connect to an enemy vessel at sea. CORPRUS refers to a PHYSICAL BODY version of
this. The SPEARING or securing of the body in a similar fashion.
So the literal translation of CORPRUS CHRISTI is; "WE OWN YOUR BODY".
To which they have also included the WINE signifying the BLOOD. "WE OWN YOUR BODY; WE OWN YOUR BLOOD".
And this is always said to you as a QUESTION! "WE OWN YOUR BODY?", to which you say; "AMEN" to agree; "YES, YOU OWN MY BODY"
Christians honestly understand so little about their own book.
Cursing the Devil; but giving love the Father; when they ARE THE SAME PERSON!!!!
The biggest problem I see; is exactly what I believe the poster of this thread was eluding to ... That people are too concerned with titles and
events; and places within the Bible. And they are overlooking the essence of what the story is trying to teach them.
Jesus didn't exist; but WHO CARES!!! It's cyclic prophecy (and I say prophecy VERY LOOSELY as the term is just a misunderstanding of cycles); because
it's not about if he existed or not!
It's supposed to be about the teachings; so many people claim they love God and Jesus with all that they are; but when you test them on the wisdom of
the Bible THEY DON'T KNOW #!!!
That's like saying you love your wife; but you don't know her birthday; what your anniversary is, nothing about her; what she likes; or who she is as
They all think the name is enough ...
When the name is actually completely irrelevant. "IN JESUS NAME..." If you have to USE that phrase; you are a TRULY powerless person!
I completely reject 'the name' of Jesus; because it restricts intellectual and 'spiritual' growth; and imprisons the soul.
But that doesn't mean that his teachings have nothing to offer. If you just forget about whether he's 'real' or not.
Superman was miraculously 'born' to Earth without parents; in a capsule in the middle of a field somewhere ...
He was made to hide his abilities as a child; until he was old enough to 'start his work'.
He was a good man. Performing miracles; helping people and teaching them lessons.
He always worked for good.
He was killed; and resurrected.
He walks on water; and the clouds!
And more than just this; his stories have been told; and retold; and re-envisioned; by countless authors, artists, and screenplay writers. Just like
Sometimes; they even told the exact same story. Only slightly different.
Do we care about whether Superman is real or not? Do we need to, to enjoy it and appreciate it?
If you were to come back in another life a thousand years from now; where the past had been forgotten; and they had unearthed an entire buried
collection of comics telling the story of Supermans life from birth; to his death at the hands of 'doomsday'; and his resurrection ... Would you
worship him; at the Church of Superman???"
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