reply to post by KSigMason
thank you for that quote...that was beautiful and exactly what i have come to believe. i was raised Christian...initially Catholic, then methodist,
then southern baptist, and i have spent time at university studying in mosques, synagogues, and witnessed services in eastern orthodox churches...i
have even spent the past few years researching the kabbalah and what i can find of different eastern religions and what the internet labels the
mystery babylon teachings
i fully believe in a universal architect...it was apparent when the underlying themes in all of these buildings was the same...
the reason i have chose to not follow a specific belief is that...well ill explain this way
the Bible says man is wicked...and that while divinely inspired, the words were transcribed by man...so it starts from God, transfers through a median
of wicked flesh...and the result is still the infallible word of God?
that was the one question in my mind i have never received a proper answer to.
I believe Jesus was a young Jewish boy whom threw the money changers from the temple...then aftr a 3 year trial and waiting for sentencing, was
crucified along side other criminals...but!-
i do not believe that at all distracts from the message...and the writers of the Bible, i believe, understood the up rise that this young Jew had
begun...people were talking of his actions across the land...
to pass off this Bible as being from God- this mans story must be used as a catalysis- for his actions were awakening people from the oppressive
control they were under control of
if one takes a hero to the public..and claims them to be the son of the one true God...yet instill (as being from God) controlling measures to keep
the people in submission...that is good business
i believe this is why so many cultures have the same character that match the traits of Jesus...hundreds to thousands of years before
i do not believe them to be unique to Jesus...but it was used to propel Jesus from a common mans hero, to the son of God.
the same people have been in control since the "beginning"...they wrote the legends...and with the advancing populations..they had to continually
update their key character as well
sorry for all of the typing...this is something i would like to create a thread on, but i fear it would be taken over by prejudiced and negativity...i
fear society can no longer have a civil, rational, educational debate
most all one can find (essentially on ATS and the internet in general) slander, bigotry, and ignorance
i wish i didnt live in such an impoverished and un-aspiring area...for i have no resources to debate in this manner...i want to learn, but it seems
most of society does not (well they do, but its...whats going on in with celeb couple x...you see the new reality show...or "man he said she said"
type bs)...but i could never leave home...this is my family...
one day this world will change for the better, and one day knowledge will regain its power with the people
thank you for listening, and thank you for providing me with that beautiful quote
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