reply to post by EnochWasRight
A book, retelling stories of men, retelling stories of Jesus, who was also a man. I don't think that will hold up under cross examination.
I hope I don't offend any of my Masonic brethren, because they are mostly Christians, and I myself was raised a Christian, but then I started finding
holes in the religion.
Christ seems to have been an important man. An enlightened man. A wonderful teacher, and a pious and charitable man that has impacted millenia of
his followers. That is a wonderful resume, I applaud him. I just don't need the middle man. I pray, and I receive answers. I go to church from
time to time, and it is wondeful to see the people trying to do good, and be good, and be humble, and pious, and worshipful. Personally, I think it
is silly. Any omnipotent being does not require worship, or praise, or fear, or thanks. It is completely illogical.
Do you require the ants in your yard to fear you? Worship you? Pay homage or sacrifice to you? No, you just want them to stay out of the kitchen
and do their ant business.
I believe in God, and I also believe God has provided all the questions and all the answers, and prayer, and meditation, and life experience are the
keys to unlocking all the questions and answers. My personal belief system does not require a Jesus character, but if it works for you, then GREAT!
For me, something Jesus may or may not have said, a few thousand years ago, to someone who may or may not have interpreted and repeated it correctly,
so that 300 other someones could repeat it again and again, so that you could use it here to tell me about something I already know just seems pretty
ludicrous. I think I'll trust my personal experience over your hearsay.
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