posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 05:04 AM
reply to post by GodIsRelative
You are right about the illogical point of killing your own son and then raising him up from the dead. In fact its probably reinforced by the tales
of raising from the dead in the New Testament. However I don't think its part of a covenant as most prefer to do, despite the oddity of nothing
actually changing - he died, he's alive again.
I think its something a group of priests decided to input in order to make 'their God special and to impose a guilt trip on their congregations.
None of the Pagan Gods tried the guilt trip and it was man\s decision to make human sacrifice, because no where do we have any instructions left or
myths that an ancient God demanded a human death.
By telling people that their one-and-only God, who has told only them exactly what he thinks and wants, says 'You are guilty, sinners and you owe him
for creating you in the first place. So you will come to us and do exactly what we say and you will pay - which incidentally will eventually give us a
living off your sweat and the power to kill those who don't obey us.
When one thinks about what little we can gleam from the N.T. Jesus didn't care for their money making off the poor and he was basically a socialist.
He followed the lifestyle of Apollonius and probably a number of other men who saw through the Priesthood
and their 'exclusiveness'.
People are so conditioned, quite deliberately from childhood, which poses the problem for them to question any of their early conditioning and even
makes those questions seem an offence against God. However, when people look at the religious institutions, very few people within them would, were
you to meet them under other circumstances, command any respect from you. Its why they like to wear something to separate them out which automatically
triggers 'respect'. However if you look at their teachings they are all about benefitting men and the Institution of religion which is allied to
the State. But its nothing more than a pure guilt trip trap. Spirituality is a personal thing and each to his own.