gaffo wrote: ↑Mon May 18, 2020 2:35 am
Greatest I am wrote: ↑Thu May 14, 2020 7:11 pm
Jesus to me is just a myth. A rather good one if not read literally.
you dont beiieve he existed?
why not? curious.
i assume he did, but of course never left a record/written works (like he was illiterate either way - per statsitc of the time most were).
i assume he existed due to the works written about him (and dissortion of hsi nature from a man to a god - a progression that is clear over time when you read mark though to john) decades after his death.
Check the last link.
I hope you can see how intelligent the ancients were as compared to the mental efforts that modern preachers and theists are using with the literal reading of myths.
Rabbi Hillel, the older contemporary of Jesus, said that when asked to sum up the whole of Jewish teaching, while he stood on one leg, said, "The Golden Rule. That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. That is the Torah. And everything else is only commentary. Now, go and study it."
Please listen as to what is said about the literal reading of myths.
"Origen, the great second or third century Greek commentator on the Bible said that it is absolutely impossible to take these texts literally. You simply cannot do so. And he said, "God has put these sort of conundrums and paradoxes in so that we are forced to seek a deeper meaning."
Matt 7;12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
This is how early Gnostic Christians view the transition from reading myths properly to destructive literal reading and idol worship.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR02cia ... =PLCBF574D