posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 08:59 PM
reply to post by OldThinker
I dont think you are delusional at all.
I dont think that the name "Jesus" is the important part, in my belief. I personally feel it is "the Divine" or "God" or the "Holy spirit,"
or "Truth" or "Oneness" by whatever name one happens to call it by custom or belief. I think the important part is having the relationship or
dialog with this "higher, Divine" that is important. Following it, trusting in it.
In my opinion, Jesus was an embodiment of this Divine. I just dont shut the door that there have been others. Nor do I think that the name "Jesus"
has any power to save, I think that personal relationship with the Divine that Jesus carried is the most important part. That fact that the name
"Jesus" has particular meaning and comfort to you is absolutely fine to me. He was filled with Divinity, and so it is perfectly understandable to
me why you would choose that.
So, I do not think you delusional. I am glad you have found your way to this personal relationship. I think a personal relationship is the only one
worth having. If someone else is telling you what you should do or think, and not the Divine itself, I think there is a problem. I too have one,
though I do not identify with it as "Jesus" but as "the Divine" or "God."
I choose not to call myself a Christian, though I read and study the Bible more than many Christians do. This is not because I disagree with Jesus,
but because I disagree with many of the common interpretations of what he said.
I choose not to so that I do not misrepresent myself. For instance I do not think he was alone the one to show the way. He did show the way. He was
the path, the light, etc. And he was alone in Israel in that time. However I think ALL people are God's chosen people, and I think a few voices
have been sent to the world with the same message. I do not join the "we have the only true message" bandwagon. I think it is a true message, if
one takes what Jesus himself said, and not what other people elaborated on after him. But I think that same core message of Jesus fills a few of the
worlds spiritual traditions, if one knows or is guided in how to look.