"It`s a worthless post,and i do not care what a pantheistic vegan dork thinks spiritually speaking.Perhaps you can assimilate that into you consciousness of acceptance that polar opposites exists together.Dork"
"and they'll know we are christians by our love, by our love, they'll know-oo we are christians by our love...."
IC, can't you feel the love?????
"If christianity is ruling the world, why does this belief system
need so many defenders? If the message is so strong and true, why is it that
christians are so afraid of anyone who points out the cracks and incongruities,
or merely doesn't believe the story?"
I agree generally with your post. Those who don't believe that Jesus walked the planet often put all who do into one bucket and my belief is that there are as many different views of Christianity as there are Christians. Even in the mega churches of which I was raised, no two people believed alike. The bible and particularly the New Testament are filled with cracks and contradictions but in that regard it's like 9/11 - you can't deny that it happened, although how and who really caused it may still be open to question. I like the post a few days ago made by someone else regarding the fact that Christianity exploded in the first and second centuries and without something of a spiritual 9/11 magnitude behind it, it makes perfect sense to believe that Jesus had a body and walked like you and I.
I should probably take this to an original posting thread and maybe I will but by using the same scriptures as the fundamentalists I come to a very different view of my Christianity than they do - and they will call me a New Ager which is great because that's what Jesus was. They and many others deny both the wide diversity of Gnostic and Coptic churches and writings that were wiped out by the church of Rome. Missing from all discussions (and I've mentioned it once or twice in the eons of postings here) is that you and everyone else on the planet is a bright eternal spirit and we are all in our own way regardless of belief system looking for that light. Some look outside and some look inside as Jesus taught. But the bottom line is that Jesus message was to people as spirit and he has been misinterpreted as delivering a body message.
Again is that there are as many different views as there are Christians and those who don't believe in Jesus teachings lump them all together. I for one don't for a minute think he's going to return in body and rule the world as others do, he said he would return in his generation - and he did, as spirit. If you don't believe it then ask him - it's that simple.
Well, I don't watch videos because I don't hear. However, I have seen all those stories in print. There were also many rebirthing cults in Greece and elsewhere prior to Jesus' time. Gnostic thought was in existence prior to Jesus too, and there were a host of Gnostic Christians after he walked the planet, who Rome wiped out. None of that bothers me or my beliefs. My beliefs come not through the intellect but through experiencing myself as spirit.
All you have to do to find out whether or not Jesus existed in a body on the planet is to ask him. It helps a great deal for you to first recognize yourself as spirit to establish a spiritual communication.
".....I don't see the point of addressing a mythical being, (who perhaps may have just been an ordinary man at some point, I certainly don't know that for sure), but mythical in the sense that man has projected in this reality. To me its like asking the tooth fairy if santa claus is real."
That's you belief and that's fine. Yet you are spirit and as spirit you can communicate with anyone out of body from Buddha to Jesus to Mohammed and many others. You can even talk to your best friend although they may be thousands of miles away.
When you re-discover yourself as spirit, and entirely new unlimited world opens up for you.