Jesus' magic show
The question of why jesus only chooses some people comes up often. Matthew 11:27-"...and no one knows the father except the Son
and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him." Christians will usually direct you to Matthew 13:24-37 which basically says I am
the bad seed. Then the endless circle of god's omniscience and our free will argument comes in. Well, I've noticed the argument
doesn't always make it to the "pearls before swine" theory. I am still in the camp with those who think that jesus was probably
a real human and the rest is a farce, and I admit it's because I haven't dug deep enough on that particular subject. So, if you would, my fellow
atheists assume he existed for a moment. If you are like me and you think of Jesus as any other con-man, you notice little underhanded
tricks and cop-outs. The biggest cop-out I've heard is Matthew 13:53-58. Jesus comes to Hometown. They said "Isn't this the carpenters son?
(inferring that he was just an average Joe). And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith." He split because they all knew he was just
a man. Some tricks are really neat to kids,
but you know you are not gonna pull it off to a grown man with any sense. I think jesus knew exactly what he was doing and was very selective as to whom
and where he put up his sideshow. Even though the bible is irrational, ya' gotta give it to 'em. They have successfully pulled off the biggest hoax ever.
And their main character is a con-artist. If you think of humans as a whole, we're not as smart as we think we are. I've been told I'm a bit of a misanthrope,
but I sincerely hope man overcomes this bullshit.
"...but truth is a point of view, and so it is changeable. And to rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world is just as base as to use force." -Hypatia