What does Christmas mean to you and why? I would vouch to say that for anyone even remotely indoctrinated in ‘Christianity’ of any type, it means a myth. And you, understandably shriek in horror at such blasphemy. And I say, “not so fast”. My intention is not to offend anyone—rather it is to plead to your sense of understanding.
Jesus was a real person just like you and I. The only real difference was that he was a ‘super-genius’. Without benefit of any basic scientific knowledge, Jesus was able to deduce the nature of God and his universe. Jesus was able to understand that he and everything in existence were mirror images of their creator—otherwise they could not be. He could see the universal condition of ‘selfishness’ in all things. He clearly understood that selfishness was an intrinsic necessity for existence and function—without selfishness, there would be no need–if there were no need, there would be no change—with no change, there would be no time—the universe would be functionless and frozen in ‘eternity’.
So ,why did we have a universe in the first place? I’m certain Jesus pondered that question incessantly—when he discovered the answer, he was terrified. God, his father, your father, my father, must show and actually be ‘perfect love’. What greater ‘love object’ could the Father have than an entire universe of ‘evil’ which he, himself created. Why, then, was Jesus terrified? Because he realized that since he was the only likeness of God to know and understand that principle, he was the one who had to ‘pay the price’—and gloriously he did. God, in the likeness of Jesus, accepted all of the evil in the universe, in the grandest display of love possible—he gave his own life in atonement.
Now lets back up to the birth of Jesus. Just last Sunday’s first Old Testament reading, we hear a prophet (I think Isaiah ) predict that ‘a virgin shall conceive’. Where he came up with that ridiculous idea would be interesting to know—I strongly suspect it was added in retrospect to support the superstitious ideas of the astrology mentality. Then three days later, we have the prediction come true.
If you have read my book, Wilderness Cry, you will know that I am the first person ever to define the essence of God. I did so with six simple words– God is a perfect rational being. That perfection is translated into everything in existence—everything follows that perfect order. Therefore, physical miracles are an absolute impossibility. In order for a physical miracle to occur, God would need to change his nature—since God is perfect, change is an impossibility.
So why do we have the Nativity story as told in Luke’s gospel? I suspect Luke had to paint a ‘spectacular’ picture to satisfy his own superstitious and mythological mind. Professor Garry Wills, in his book, What Paul Meant, shows clearly that Luke is a veritable liar—every important aspect of Acts, which is meant to be a description of what Paul did and said, is at complete odds with what Paul, himself, wrote. Luke seems to have an uncanny penchant for fabricating tales to create a church the way he wants it.
Now, back to the ‘horror story’. From a sound and irrefutable, scientific and philosophical standpoint, physical miracles are an absolute impossibility. Therefore the following pertains: (1) Jesus was/is real: (2)he was born of natural parents: (3) of necessity, he was a super-genius to see and recognize the nature of God and his creation: (4) once he concluded that he must die so the Father could be/exhibit his perfect love, he wanted desperately to tell the world the good news (gospel). So he set about his public ministry, working on the periphery attempting to educate twelve illiterates—it seems very doubtful to me that he succeeded: (5) in spite of his working and preaching in relative obscurity, his heretical teachings reached the ears of the Jewish authorities—he knew his days were numbered:(6) he went straight to the source—he made an onslaught on the temple—he turned over the moneychangers tables and called the some pretty nasty names while doing it: He then ate his last meal with his apostles, and while eating, he made one final desperate attempt to pierce their thick, prejudiced skulls—he told the that he and the Father are one just as they and the Father are one—he told them that the bread and wine they consumed were one with the Father, as was all of creation—it seems that most if not all of the didn’t understand–we have no certain way of knowing. Much of what was written was written by biased, superstitious people. Furthermore those writings have been altered extensively by other biased and superstitious people. (7) I believe without doubt that the ‘Jesus” story is basically true—its parameters are false.
It is noteworthy that the contemplative religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, basically can be summed up in the concept of trying to understand and define their Supreme Being—for that they are to be commended. The Abrahamic religions, on the other hand, are about appeasement.
For those of you who have not read Wilderness Cry and Peace In Spirituality, I strongly urge you to do so. You will garner a clear understanding of your Perfect God and your relationship with him—all mystery and innuendo will be removed—you will then be able to have internal peace which will then assist you in being at true peace with your neighbor.
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