If you know that there are countless opinions about Jesus, what point are you trying to make? You seem to be familiar with the wide ranging beliefs of
Christ, varying greatly between Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Gnostic, Mystic, Mystery, and all of the countless off-shoots, branches,
sects, and individual personal understandings. Do you have a particular understanding you wish to present to add substance to the thread? Or is it
further separation you wish to cultivate?
I, for one, see absolutely no benefit in arguing the superficial details of the person of Jesus, even if he was never an actual, historical person.
Those arguments add nothing to the benefit of a person's spiritual development, it only causes division and separation. If one were to read the
Gospels, all of them.. the four traditional, the heretical, the gnostic, and even the Gospel of Barnabas, one would find a wealth of spiritual
teachings. Read them for the spiritual teachings, for spirituality unites and the superficial debates divide.
I absolutely love reading Gospels. The God, Man, or Character of Jesus is surely an inspiration.
Peace to you
edit on 3/1/11 by Sahabi because: (no reason given)