reply to post by autowrench
Or simply take a good look at the entire textual criticism of the Parable of the Good Samaritan here
and look through it, and then tell me, that Jesus didn't handle that situation rather adeptly and masterfully, when he concluded it by saying
"Go and do likewise."
If you understood how FUNNY that is, in the context within which the parable was given, then the probability that you would describe this and all the
rest of Jesus' alleged words and travels, deed, etc etc entirely to a group of disperate early "Christian" conspirators, would be very low.
I want you to know autowrench that Jesus if you were find him, is about funniest, the most charming and loving of people you would ever hope to find
in the history of the human race. A sheer genius by any comparison.
There's a great joke don't you see, at the end of time, where we say, to God - how did you know?! It's a joke that just keeps on getting funnier
and funnier, until you end up in a space of hyperfreedom of which you had no prior conception, that's what it leads to, I have to warn, just in case
you DO find him in there, right there in the gospels - just read the red parts, and also note Jesus rather cryptic manner of communicating, who wrote
that into his character, and how did they do it - I'd really want to talk to THAT guy, talk about genius.
But out of all fairness, regardless, I'll tell you that there was an ordained minster who once confessed his secret doubt to me, that it might not
all be a myth (he wasn't quite as smart as I tend to be, when I'm really trying hard anyway) and you know what I said to him? I said, it doesn't
matter Art (his name was actually Art Story can ya believe that?!), either way it's a God approved mythology, it works. Thus, to discover the
presence of an actual personage there in the historical Jesus, the real deal, well, that's just over the top too good to be true, but in this case it
is! It's groks dont' you see and leaves an everlasting smile on your face. And it accepts an evolutionary mysticism as well, which is organic and
creation oriented. It's the principal ah.. personified! It's him! (oh # what do we do now?! lol).
Jesus leaves us dombfounded going OMG i'm totally free, oh no what do I do NOW? Holy # OMG how did he KNOW?!
You haven't encountered him I guess. Just keep watch in eternity for the most loving, charming, gracious and FUNNIEST man alive, ever, and that's
him, that's Jesus the actual guy, the true lord, savior, and best of all, true friend.