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Both teachers reject being worshipped as the personal source of salvation. They criticize their students who "worship them, but do not follow their teaching."*
Originally posted by undo
reply to post by calihan_12
ahh, well it's interesting no doubt.
don't be offended. i think i need to get a new hobby. seems i don't come across very well in text format when the topic is questionable in my opinion. i read my stuff later and it sounds stuffy and pretentious. don't mean for it to be that way, i'm just a voracious reader
[edit on 20-8-2009 by undo]
11. And Iesus, after that he had finished his study of the law, went down again into Egypt that he might learn of the wisdom of the Egyptians, even as Moses did. And going into the desert, he meditated and fasted and prayed, and obtained the power of the Holy Name, by which he wrought many miracles. 12. And for seven years he conversed with God face to face, and he learned the language of birds and of beasts, and the healing powers of trees, and of herbs, and of flowers, and the hidden secrets of precious stones, and he learned the motions of the Sun and the Moon and the stars, and the powers of the letters, and mysteries of the Square and the Circle and the Transmutation of things, and of forms, and of numbers, and of signs. From thence he returned to Nazareth to visit his parents, and he taught there and in Jerusalem as an accepted Rabbi, even in the temple, none hindering him. 13. AND after a time he went into Assyria and India and into Persia and into the land of the Chaldeans. And he visited their temples and conversed with their priests, and their wise men for many years, doing many wonderful works, healing the sick as he passed through their countries.
Originally posted by calihan_12
i think he was anything really EXCEPT for what mainstream religion views him as. I dont believe one word of anything ive heard at church, I am sorry. I think things make a lot more sense when you really look into them, and not a bunch of mystical stories of gods and virgins being pregnant and all these crazy things that dont seem to happen nowadays... but we sure do believe it happened back then.
cmon, im not that naive. there are simpler answers to our questions.