Charlotte's Web part II
I get a little weary over the plethora of Christians and entirely too many Atheists who buy into the myth of the ‘Good and Perfect’ Jesus and his ‘earthshaking message’
I can understand that the writers of the Gospels probably wouldn’t report if Jesus had been banging two shekel, boy hookers by the dozen in the back room any more than I’d expect a friendly biographer of Bill Clinton to make a big deal of Monica’s little blue dress… I get it.
But the fact is in black and white that nothing in the Gospels points to an overly ‘good’ individual. He insulted people on a regular basis, expressing a cultural bigotry toward non Jews. He called a little old lady a dog… and ‘generously’ deigned to help her out only after she had shamed him into it.
He had no problem with his followers stealing for him; remember the colt he had them liberate without asking?
When criticized by some of his buddies for letting the hooker cover his feet with expensive oil that could have been sold to feed and clothe poor people, he said, essentially “Fuck the poor.”
He went on a violent rant in the temple courtyard, attacking people with a homemade whip… Let’s be clear… One could not offer a coin in the Temple that had the image of a man or an animal on it (graven image). Money changers were NECESSARY to the operation of the Temple. So too, were those folk who provided doves lambs and such for the required sacrifices… He simply went ape-shit crazy and attacked.
Did he teach anything new? No.
Love thy neighbor, The so called ‘golden rule’? LONG a staple of pagan Greek philosophy which he and most of the world at that time would be well acquainted. The populist ‘feel good’ crap? I suspect he was not the first and I know he wasn’t the last to tell the unwashed masses to just wait, they’d get their reward in the end…
The idiotic doctrine of ‘heaven and hell’. A time honored carrot and stick approach to getting converts, to this day, one of the favorite tactics of the would be fanatic is the threat of horrible punishment for failing to kiss the celestial ass cheeks.
Jesus said NOTHING of value, nothing that hadn’t been said before. He wasn’t a ‘revolutionary’… he simply had a talent for pissing people off. Bill O’Reilly in sandals and a prom dress.
Christianity: A disgusting middle eastern blood cult, based in human sacrifice, with sacraments of cannibalism and vampirism, whose highest icon is of a near naked man hanging in torment from a device of torture.