originally posted by: UnBreakable
That is assuming Christ even existed, and he actually said as much. But the Bible, which was written by man, says so, so it must be true. The
Enquirer is also written by man, so it must be true also.
I used to think exactly like you, as part of a phase I'd describe as a sort of teenage rebellious angst and ambivalence towards all things "religious"
and in particular as they might relate to Christianity (what I call Churchianity) &/or the Bible.
But then, in my quest and pursuit of meaning and purpose, I became willing to take another look and make a new inquiry with an open mind that was free
of any sort of apriori presupposition and contemptuous bias, prior to investigation.
And in the process, something became clear to me, that in the person and story of Jesus there's a confluence where myth, legend, history, and the
nature of what Joseph Campbell describes as the Hero's Journey, all intersect, and through that contextual criticism and careful evaluation, with
discernment, I began to try to see things from Jesus' point of view in sympathy for "the plight" and what might be thought of as a fated wedge of
sorrow and suffering unto it's resolution according to a transcendent love which never fails and that never dies rising triumphant in the resurrected
life on the other side of the ordeal and the tomb.
In other words, that he was also acting out the ancient rituals, including that of the Egyptians, while summing it all up in Himself at the place
where freedom and superdeterminism also intersect ie: that he was born for a particular reason and purpose that was also framed by the divine,
cosmological order. (think Jewish lunar calendar)
By taking a stand on behalf of us all, he demonstrated that even in his breaking or being broken for us, that He was in fact, unbreakable.
It was a matter of someone among us taking on the whole weight and load who alone could carry it without for a moment losing everything that's worth
living for and as needed, even dying for, to hold it in reserve for those with the capacity to really love and to recognize in Him, a love that never
fails and a light that never goes out.
Be blessed (not blessed be),
edit on 9-4-2017 by AnkhMorpork because: (no reason given)