So as I was showering this morning I started thinking.
Got to wondering why monotheism was so popular and then it came to me. Having to worship multiple gods could be quite the time consuming endeavor. One the one hand you had to appease the god of war while at the same time appeasing the god of eros could be quite the energy drain. It’d leave you no energy for love or war.
So monotheism started with ancient Babylonian sects. Next up were the Jews, then the Christians, and then Mohammed came along with that misogynistic wonder called Islam, combining the very worst of both Judaism and Christianity.
But here’s where it gets deep. With regard to Christianity I firmly believe that Christ was NOT the son of God. I believe that even our God is bored with his creation and off doing something else, maybe walking among us and having his/her self a hell of a good time.
But I think much of what we read in the Bible is myth and nothing more.
For an experiment, write down short story on a sheet of paper. Tell this fact to half a dozen friends and co-workers and tell them to remember it the best they can. Then forget about it and a month later ask them to write down what you’d told them and give it to you. Compare your original to their reproductions. Guaranteed the story will have drifted, maybe even become mythical where you could miraculously heal the sick, etc.
You have to keep in mind that the stories of the Christ were written a century or more AFTER his death. At a time where the printing press hadn’t yet been invented it’s pretty hard to believe that the stories are true, or at least that they’re accurate.
And in the centuries since, many men including King James, St. Thomas Aquinas, and several others have put their mark upon those writings. Those were men with an agenda so it isn’t hard to imagine certain prohibitions in the bible weren’t added until AFTER the fact.
So next time you want to quote a biblical passage, or put down another person because of a what a book inaccurately says, think about what I’ve said.