posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Akragon
pparently if you disagree with something in scripture, you're automatically labeled a cherry picker by religionists... when in fact "cherry
picking" is taking a verse out of the bible and giving an alternative meaning then what the context of the verse is suggesting when read with the
rest of that chapter.
You can litterally justify anything if you read scripture on a verse by verse basis...
For sure. If the bible was so clear - - why is there 3000+ different Christian sects - - in the US alone.
The bible - - - - who wrote it - why they wrote it - true meaning - - etc - - - is continuously debated - even today.
There was definitely a real factual historical Jesus. He was a political dissident who was sentenced to death. Which is why I clearly separate them
as: "Factual Historical Jesus" and "Mythical Biblical Jesus".
Historical Jesus may have been just in his actions against the government. But can you imagine someone going into the White House today and tossing
furniture around because they didn't agree with the government. He committed a criminal act against the government. If you're going to be a leader
- - you have to make sure you live to lead others. Not get yourself put to death.
I use the comparison/analogy of Johnny Appleseed. There really was a Johnny Appleseed - - his name is John Chapman.
But Fact and Myth . . . very different. Would have been even crazier if you mixed in politics.
And then there's George Custer. An arrogant know-it-all who caused the death of hundreds of men - - including himself. His glorified myth is an