Jan 28, 2020, 12:33 PM
There is only one testimony of Jesus of nazareth and it is summarized in his sermon on the mount. There is only one gospel that I know of, and that is Mark, the rest are copies, and they are very likely fictions. It is likely that Mark’s is a fiction as well. It does not matter. Myths are made to serve a purpose and the authors of this myth like all other myths that survive, succeeded.
As for gods, the only gods are the archetypical characters we imagine that represent our tribe, nation, or race’s warrior in the battle of our group’s competition against other tribes, nations, and races.
There are however laws of the natural universe, and the natural law of man. Europeans chose a god that obeyed these laws. The Chinese came close second. Everyone else failed. And the semites institutionalized the art of lying instead – the most human, most harmful, and least divine of the religions developed by each civilization.
All that matters is that a jew, exposed to the thought of the greeks, romans, and Persians, whose people were conquered by Rome, and who the romans were depriving of their money changing, and were using the scam on their own people, rebelled against all of them in order to find some sort of cohesion and solace for the third world ghetto (sh-t hole country) that was Israel. And by using him as a victim-hero others created a new religion of undermining not only the jewish establishment but the empires.
Christianity does not matter – at all. the most we can argue is that if we fully secularize Jesus’ teaching, we end with exhaustive forgiveness as a means of maximizing the opportunity for peaceful cooperation, and forgiveness as incentives for those of weak temperament and negative experience, to slowly reciprocate that forgiveness and trust. That is all.
Church matters. Religion is an excuse for the psychological returns on church service. Religion’s community, ritual, oath feast, and myth (history) matter.
We have our history. Our Heroes. Our Saints. Our Civilization, our Cultures, our Literature, Law and our Science.
There is no reason for lies any longer.
Tell the Truth.
We are Europeans
We are the gods we imagined.
We know the law of the gods:
The laws of nature and the natural law of men.
The rest are ours to make.