Born Of Blotmonađ
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Over Yonder
Language: South Martian, North Terran, & Lunarian
I feel like if he was as we’ve been taught then it’s ironic that most of the people who claim to worship him are nothing like him at all in how they live or treat others...that’s been my experience anyway.
In some ways I agreed with him, he was very critical of the religious institutions of his time, & I don’t like the institution of the church at all(or organized religion in general) despite feeling that there’s wisdom in the bible & other religious texts.
He seemed far more accepting of outsiders than most Christians I’ve met/known...I mean they tend to be nice until they sense your lack of devotion or feel that you’re attacking or dismissing their faith simply by asking pointed questions...again, ironic because it’s exactly what he did himself to the religious leaders of his time, it’s part of why he was crucified...if it hadn’t been so long since I held a bible I’d quote some of the passages.
Him being the son of god though, believing it himself, & being able to launch a thousands years old dynasty of faith...I suspect like a learned/creative scientist or magician of today, he was able to do some things that the average person/populace simply wouldn’t be able to comprehend & add to that being a charismatic speaker(I mean for all our knowledge as a species look at what has happened with all types of populist leaders in recent decades, doesn’t take much to sweep people up)...in those days guaranteed a charismatic speaker was someone speaking the truth, at least to those masses, I mean “why would god bless a man with such words if not for him to enlighten the rest of the flock”...you can see where I’m going & how the story of Jesus’ words & personal sacrifice would slowly, but progressively snowball.
Ultimately, to me , Jesus was a rebel. He came on the scene, spoke his mind, & no one could tell him otherwise, such that he died for it...I think there’s a part of everyone that admires someone true to their cause to the end, sometimes that’s true even if you don’t agree with them.
I do think he was a real person, but his story is probably not who he actually was overall, legends need their bravado