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Originally posted by Deetermined
So, what? You have a problem with people who don't want to sin and obey the Ten Commandments?
Does it take breaking the Ten Commandments in order for you to consider life worth living?
In the original bible, they were probably closer to something like the following
Originally posted by Deetermined
reply to post by HarryTZ
Unfortunately, everything that you wrote in your first post contradicts what you wrote in your second one.
How do you know what it means to love God with all of your heart when you don't even understand why he came here in the first place?
Originally posted by HarryTZ
He realized that all is one, which allowed him to perform so-called 'miracles' with no effort at all.
Did he not say, "The Father and I are not two, but one. And ye are all my brethren."? Jesus understood that we were all one, and lived in that experience. That is why he is called Jesus the Christ. He allowed himself to be crucified not to cleanse humanity of its sins, but because he knew he could simply move back into his body if and when he pleased.
* Religion like today's Christianity is the exact opposite because the "experiencing 'god' yourself" spiritual component has been replaced by a power-structure where one "belongs" to religion and is "taught" by others, where the "knowledge" is fed by other people as opposed to really experienced.
It gets even worse since Christianity often denies and rejects spirituality - but here is the kicker: Without it you CANNOT experience or find god/the creator or the truth about of the universe. How should that work? You don't get a spiritual enlightenment or become aware of god by citing bible verses or sitting in a church each Sunday, it needs more than that. (Actually, it needs "less", but I am sure you get what I mean)
How do you understand, and I mean TRULY *understand*? By reading someone else's books? By taking at face value what a religious teacher tells you? This is NOT understanding. You simply hear something and adopt his belief as your own. What do you KNOW and how do you KNOW when all this is 3rd hand teachings, from a book which was edited 1000 times because rulers added and deleted things for specific reasons?
A big issue with Christianity is that Christians spend their entire life trying to 'be good' so they can 'go to heaven', and every time they do something that the bible tells them is 'bad' they get scared that they'll 'go to hell'. All they can think about is the so-called 'afterlife' and what will be in store for them.
They waste the beautiful experience called life trying to perfect their morals, or worry about where they're going when they die, or worshiping 'god'. And by the time they DO die, all of that will be irrelevant and they will know this.
You gave yourself life to experience beauty and love, not to blindly follow another man
When you live by the bible, you are not channeling Jesus. You are doing exactly that which he, and every other enlightened master which walked the earth before and after him, warned us against. You live your life based on the writings of a book which has been mistranslated, misinterpreted, and most of all, manipulated by greed and fear over thousands of years.
'Hell' and 'Satan' were not originally part of the the bible. The bible in its youngest form spoke only of unity and love, and about that which would bring human beings the most joyful and whole life experience. Over the years, however, the greedy and power-hungry saw an opportunity. They created a church and formed the Christian religion.
But this religion was not based off the teachings of Christ. It was based off counterfeit varieties of his teachings, laced with fear and hatred. This was the invention of sin.