I think your brother and father were alot like others, family members. Little brother can be annoying. and fathers tend to be stressed, from working
and providing. He gets lost in bills and work it's normal. As you said he changed when he got older.
Little brothers seemed to be programmed to annoy. It's just people, life and the stress of life,that clouds whats really important at times. I am sure
he, (father) and brother love you very much.
You seem to be like your father now. Struggling to make it, in an increasingly mad and dangerous world. It's all good. Part of life, don't let it
break your spirit as (if he existed) jesus would. You don't want to be his man. If the godman did stroll the planet, you'd need to run. Although I did
sense sarcasm, in your statement pertaining the holy roller.
The Jesus Christ of the gospels is a patently artificial construct. This Prince of Peace also preaches discord and strife:
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." – Matthew 10.34.
Having told his fans to love their enemies, alarmingly, Jesus also tells them to turn families into enemies!
"For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in
law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household." – Matthew 10.35,36.
" If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also,
he cannot be my disciple." – Luke 14.26.
How far does Jesus go with this malevolent (and plainly ridiculous) dictum? Matthew provides the answer:
"And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and
cause them to be put to death." – Matthew 10.21.
Having alienated his followers from their families with this murderous nonsense Jesus advises his adoring groupies on how to deal with their own body
parts that lead them into sin – amputation! They are to mutilate themselves by cutting off hands and plucking out eyes. He says it's better to be
"maimed" than to suffer the "everlasting fire" of hell.
"And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the
fire that never shall be quenched ... And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to
be cast into hell ... And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two
eyes to be cast into hell fire." – Mark 9.43,47.
According to the malefic sage, merely looking at a woman "with lust" was a sin. 3rd century Origen was one young and impressionable Christian fanatic
who took the words of his Lord a tad literally and castrated himself. He was neither the first nor the last Jesus-follower to glory in self-abasement
and abuse. In the hair-shirted centuries that lay ahead tens of thousands of the brethren would mortify their own flesh in accordance with the
pathetic dictates of the godman.
In times of acute social hardship and plague, despairing believers, taking upon themselves guilt for general misfortune and personal tragedy,
submitted voluntarily to half-naked frenzies of public lamentations and floggings. Indeed, punishing the body for the good of the soul remains a main
tenet of the Christian psychosis.
Jesus Christ is the chief honcho of a physically dangerous, family-threatening, mind-warping cult! Still want to be a party to this or live next door
to the superstar?
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