Easter Myth Week
Today is the opening day of Easter Myth Week, a poor replacement for the annual fertility festivals dating to pagan times. Instead of celebrating the return of spring and life to the earth as in Canaanite and Greek myths with festivals and partying it is instead a celebration commemorating the god Yahweh accepting a sacrifice of part of himself so he can forgive man for his transgressions against him at the dawn of time. Though just how an immortal god can kill part of himself is the question. Needless to say this entire story is filled with contradictions and problems. It would be really helpful if the story of Easter week was concise and the accounts at least agreed, but alas no, none of the Gospels do any such thing.
Each day this week a new post will open a subject of the myths and problems of the Jesus suicide self sacrifice to himself story.
Palm Sunday - The entrance to Jerusalem - just which account are we supposed to accept?
Monday - The fig tree curse & the Temple Insurrection
Tuesday - The fig tree dies Jesus refuses to disclose what authority he represents & other Temple stories
Wednesday - The plot thickens - the plotting of the priests
Thursday - Passover meal accounts, Gethsemane tall tales, overnight questioning and grilling by the priests
Friday - Jesus taken to Pilate, (and Herod? or not?) tall tales of the crucifixion
Saturday - burial, guarded tomb
Sunday - Multiple tall tales of the resurrection events
"I guess it's time to ask if you live under high voltage power transmission lines which have been shown to cause stimulation of the fantasy centers of the brain due to electromagnetic waves?" - Me
"God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, - it says so right here on the label. If you have a mind capable of believing all three of these divine attributes simultaneously, I have a wonderful bargain for you. No checks please. Cash and in small bills." - Robert A Heinlein.