posted on Oct, 9 2013 @ 07:59 AM
reply to post by budski
Good to see you about Bud
As an avowed Agnostic it may surprise people that I think JC was quite a cool guy.
Whether he was real or not is a bit of a moot point speaking from a personal point of view.
He had decent principles and morals and a person won't go far wrong in life tying to aspire to those self-same principles.
Sure, he had some failings - who hasn't?
The problems have arisen from all the 'stuff' people have attached and attributed to him afterwards - mostly with the sole intention of furthering
The question of his alleged divinity, (which is ultimately unprovable until such day that we die or the advent of a Second Coming, Judgement Day etc),
has tended to cloud and distract from his virtues.
Sure, it'd be interesting to find out if he did exist.
Again, from a personal point of view, that's more out of historical curiosity than a spiritual requirement.
I think any detached attempt at understanding the development of the 'Jesus' phenomenon lends towards the theory that he was an amalgamation and
adaptation of several predecessors .
Does that detract from the message that his 'life' portrays? - I'm not sure.
It'd certainly have a devastating effect on the millions who put blind faith before pure reasoning and would deal a crushing blow to organised
religion and by extension the very fabric of the modern world and the majority of human history of the last 2000 years or so.