Maybe the Problem is Jesus

Posted in Religion by chamblee54 on December 22, 2008



Maybe the problem is Jesus.

Like many other issues, there are semantics involved. There is the historic Jesus. The legend is he was born in a manger of a virgin mother. He grew to be a carpenter, until he took time off the give talks about G-d. He was too much trouble for the powers that be, so he was killed. The story is that he rose from the dead.

There is also the spirit today, which many call Jesus. This spirit has little in common with the historic Jesus, except for using the name. The best way to know this spirit is through those who believe in it.

There is some dispute when the historic Jesus was born. As another blogger put it:
” Israeli meteorologists best guess places the real date of Christ’s birth on September 29th, 5 B.C.
The Catholic writer Mario Righetti candidly admit that, “to facilitate the acceptance of the faith by the pagan masses, the Church of Rome found it convenient to institute the 25th of December as the feast of the birth of Christ to divert them from the pagan feast, celebrated on the same day in honor of the ‘Invincible Sun’ Mithras, the conqueror of darkness” (Manual of Liturgical History, 1955, Vol. 2, P. 67).”
The truth is, we don’t know when Historic Jesus was born. Four days after the winter solstice just seemed like a good time for a celebration.
There is also the Spirit Jesus to think about. Since it doesn’t exist outside of the hearts of the believers, it can have any “birthday” it wants. December 25 works just fine.

The idea for this post was a rant about the hurt that Spirit Jesus has put in my life. About the harm done to our society by the leadership of the Jesus worship church, and their followers. About the debasement of our government by exploiting religion. ( For a recent example, see BHO and Slick Rick)

This will not change anyone’s mind, and will only make me feel worse.

I would like to suggest to the Xmas lovers out there, the simple fact that not everyone shares your joy. Jesus is a source of misery to me. His birthday…spirit or historic… is nothing to celebrate.



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  1. rptrcub said, on December 22, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    This time of the year is so incredibly hard for me as I need to go to church with my grandparents, God love them, because honestly I feel guilty for not spending enough time with them.

    During an awesomely badly acted, but well-sung, Christmas cantata/pageant, I actually cracked open the Gospels.

    If Jesus could see what his followers have done, he would be yelling at them like he did when there were money-changers in the temple.

    Happy Festivus/solstice/Saturnalia! :)

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