A woman tried to save my soul yesterday. Perhaps its because of the Christmas season. Nevertheless, she began by asking if I believe in Jesus.
"If I believe anything about Jesus, it would not be the biblical version. Instead, it would be the Gnostic story in which Jesus and Mary Magdalene escaped their would-be murderers to become healers in a far-away land," was my reply.
"But, don't you believe in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit?" she persisted.
Was I being proselytized?
I have blogged about the limits of my belief in Jesus in a previous post, where I claim my inability to embrace any theology about a father willfully slaughtering his son. Blood sacrifice is nothing short of murder, to my way of thinking.
Black magic utilizes blood sacrifices to appease their gods. Perhaps that is the most accurate definition I can think of to define modern Christianity. Belief in human sacrifice is a primitive belief that no thinking person could possibly embrace, as such a belief lacks civility. It is the farthest thing from love or salvation imaginable. Perhaps those fearful Biblical beliefs were among the reasons people throughout history used to justify murdering one another, right into our modern day. Primitive Christianity described in the Bible may be a reason for mass killings and extreme beliefs about the need for gun ownership. I can think of several recent killings in which the killer claimed belief in Christianity. Sometimes it is difficult for me to differentiate between insanity and Christianity. Furthermore, entire nations go to war in the name of God, justifying the slaughter of other nations with non-Christian beliefs. The belief seems to claim that foreign religions are "wrong" because only Christianity is "right." Not just any "Christianity" but their version of Christianity — exclusively!
Any genuine "Christ consciousness" would be representative of a loving and compassionate personality, someone non-judgmental, devoid of any attitude of superiority of their peculiar brand of belief over others. Strangely enough, all religions claim to be loving and forgiving, yet much is conditional, based on the level of one's adherence to its specific theology.
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