What cracks me up most about this whole thing is this.
Every religion believes they have the truth and ultimately that the God of their religion is the ultimate truth.
If all religious folks feel this way, then why will they completely avoid what it is that they push? What they push being the truth. Why avoid that
part if it is your biggest selling point.
Last I looked, truth means something that is known without having to be verified, having been proved to be a fact. For example, "My body is covered
with skin". No one needs to have that proven to them, even though I could have just been skinned, it is a common truth amongst anyone.
When you push an invisible being on people, how are you in any way proclaiming the truth? When you preach of Heaven and Hell as afterlife concepts,
yet knowing no one who has returned (other then a savior you've never met in person be it Jesus, Muhammad, Budda, Krisna, Mitras, Horus...whoever)
nor yourself having experienced such, how are you preaching the truth? If you have a truth that can not be shared because it is personal, why do you
not keep it personal as only you can know it being a "personal truth"?
Does truth have a form other then you, for without you, you don't see me, nor do I see you.
John 3:11-13 (Young's Literal Translation)
11`Verily, verily, I say to thee -- What we have known we speak, and what we have seen we testify, and our testimony ye do not receive;
12if the earthly things I said to you, and ye do not believe, how, if I shall say to you the heavenly things, will ye believe?
13and no one hath gone up to the heaven, except he who out of the heaven came down -- the Son of Man who is in the heaven.
In context, Jesus was speaking to Nicodemus about being "Born again" and Nicodemus did not understand, nor do Christians thinking "If I say some
magic words, all is good". Jesus was talking about children to which you pass along your spirit, that is your likeness...an earthly thing, but
Nicodemus, as well as Christians believe in something that is not tangible, nor known. He says above, "No one hath gone up to the heaven (which is in
you) except he who out of heaven came down". In other words, no one is ascending with out being a descendant. Being "born again" is having
children, as you were born and borne, so to must you bare. Not a religious way, but a true way having NOTHING to do with religion, rather the love
between two so that they become one flesh and a new creation...a baby.
The only salvation of you, is the Memory of you and the spirit of you because it is remembered by the living, or not. Your children will remember you,
if no children then those who you've done good to and if none of those be, you are no more. How do I know that is true? Because I remember my loved
ones who are passed on just as you do so I know it is true. Don't believe me, have fun asking the dead. The God of the bible who believers say is
true, says he HATES people who practice spiritism saying, "Should you not seek the living on behalf of the dead". Also Jesus says, "Love one
another as I have loved you", not "Pray to my dead Image". You want to know the Anti Christ? Keep worshiping that cross and you'll meet him soon
Ever notice when someone dies that usually only the good of that person is remembered and none of the bad. There are exceptions, but the bad is put
"out of mind" and the overly bad person not remembered in a good light if at all because we are saying "Go away from me, I do not know you".
Memory is the magnet of resurrection which draws those traits back from the dead. No good done, no good remembered.
Do people know why Jesus says "Salvation is of the Jews"? Because Jew means Celebrated or in terms you understand..."Celebrity". They are well
remembered by the masses and "brought to mind" in fondness. Their names are changed as Abram to Abraham or Norma Jean to Marylin Monroe to be
"Re-Membered" to the body of God, that is Mankind.
Truth is known and done, not preached and unseen. There is no truth in the imagination except it be manifest, Good or bad.