its almost impossible to talk about this character jesus
everything has been said
much evil has been perpetrated in his name probably more evil than good has come of jesus and his mythos
witches burnt crusades waged with loads of dirty fighting
continents invaded ransacked and converted torturing and maiming over ideological differences
the christians of the western world have murdered millions all in the name of the prince of peace
could any one of these rampaging bloodthirsty popes seriously have read the gospels..?
their behaviour is the very antithesis of Jesus’ life
finally the corrupt churches have preyed on children
they have manipulated the peoples anxieties
they have grown to be fat and powerful and gold-loving monsters
i exhort my readers to not blame this on Jesus
they called Jesus the man of sorrows
but his greatest sorrow surely is not his own crucifixion
but the fact that this scum has used his teachings
which espouse ahimsa and charity and mercy
to perpetrate the horrors the christian organisations have unleashed
now go and read the fucking bible!
go on can you see what is happening in these pages..?
being somewhat of a minor expert in all things myth and ancient world
seeing how i have read the koran and the gita and srimad bhagavatam
and the iliad and the odyssey and the norse myths
and ive read the (not so) good book a few times too
and i have delved deep into these subjects
and i am naturally interested in these things
so for whatever its worth here is my easter take
everyone who wrote about christ wrote long after his death
there are no first hand accounts they are stories passed down and around
they are surely have been elaborated on
there are 4 gospels each writer talks about bits of the story the others dont mention
the stories were surely manipulated and altered and mistranslated
one cannot simply take the stories about jesus as gospel
i reiterate that matthew mark luke and johnny never met Jesus
He is only once mentioned in history (i think but may be wrong)
there are already many other heroes who are born 25 dec and who are killed and reborn
A lot of Jesus’ story is obfuscated in accretion, yes it’s true
a lot of the rationales have been added on by the churches hundreds of years later
ok get ready for my main point here
it isnt about jesus
it’s about his message
his message somehow manages to survive through all of the above
some continuity of thought just like the buddha’s
and here again one wonders if Jesus had heard Buddha’s message
Jesus’ parables certainly resemble Buddha’s sutras
Using simple stories about farmers and families and livestock
Jesus and Buddha were able to get across subtle but important spiritual ideas
to the great confused woolly-headed masses who have trouble understanding
they still do
Jesus himself whoever he was or wasn’t is always de-emphasising himself
there are a few grandiose statements however which atheists always quote
yet i wonder which pope or catholic hack may have stuck those words in his mouth
Jesus is not about Jesus Its about his message
his message is basically to be kind to each other
read his message and think about it
dont be distracted by all the hoo-ha and bullshit
that has circulated by cynical charlatans of emperors and popes
chucked in there to give them leverage over us: the proletariat.
They have raped and plundered and molested and murdered us for 2000 years
i ask you to read the gospels and see how they got all of this out of that
Jesus offered people a new way to lead our lives
he suggested peace and love
he was like johnny lennon who also got taken down for saying the same thing
People, it is the song not the singer
it doesn’t matter who you believe Christ may be or may not be.. can you live by his words?
can you inculcate love and empathy for the old and poor and dispossessed?
can you share what you have?
do you disdain wealth and realise its potential for corruption of the soul?
do you abstain from violence and cruelty?
can you forgive and can you show mercy?
this is what Jesus is about
he does not demand belief from you
that is such a pointless stupid exercise
believe in me …!
what the fuck does that mean or prove?
jesus exhorts you to be a good person
and he explains in easy to understand ways why you should be
only his words matter
focus on his advice for a successful life and a successful planet
and wonder at how his message has been perverted
and turned into witchtrials and holy wars
and then imagine if everybody was playing by jesus rules
and doing as they would be done by
thats all jesus’ message is
it all boils down to that
all the rest is something stuck on there by some other untrustworthy cat
ps dont read St Paul
hes no saint he’s a murdering bastard dickhead aggrandising himself in JC’s name
in fact he’s an early example of how it all goes so wrong so fast
i hate him
and so would have Jesus
you can take my word for it
happy easter sk bondi saturday arvo