Thursday, May 21, 2015

Christianity's strange main narrative (and a logical alternative)

The strange main story of Christianity is this:
God had his only son killed to forgive man of his sins.

"What?" you ask.

It doesn't make any sense.  Killing someone could never help another, surely?

No wonder people are leaving Christianity in droves.
They got the story way wrong.

A story about Jesus that makes a lot more sense can be found here:

It says: Jesus was a man, not a god, who perfected himself in love and understanding, and offered suggestions on how we can do the same.

Yes, Jesus was a son of God, in the same way we are all sons and daughters of God.  No idolatry here!  And that's the problem with orthodox Christianity- they turned Jesus into an untouchable idol whose life meant little because he was so far above the rest of us that we couldn't hope to follow in his footsteps.  He was "the Son of God", while we are merely humans, born in sin and needing to be saved by the sacrifice of a supernatural being.

Hogwash!  We are all pure beings as worthy as any other- it is the church that is defiled!  And his death on the cross doesn't mean a damn thing except to show that religious and political leaders at the time were as vicious, cowardly and ignorant then as now!

It's the teachings that count, not a man's death on a cross- at least, what little we have left that has survived until today.

For more teachings I recommend the website above which helps puts the pieces of the puzzle together in a way that can truly help us move forward on our spiritual journey towards the enlightened state that Jesus embodied and taught about!

Sharka Todd

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