All posts by JPez

This is my journey through life, spirituality, religion, and truth. I'm a knowledge and truth seeker, researcher, and lover of history.

Conversation with a Christian

“God actually helps me.”

I’m glad god helps you. I can see a purpose for it, it gives people a form of hope. The celebration of life for my friend made me think about that aspect. People cling to hope, it’s comforting, it doesn’t matter if it’s real or not. Hope connects strongly with the emotional aspect of being human.

Religion is not all bad, people have made it bad. If people focused on the person of Jesus mythical or not or even Buddha, they had many great points, but even their words have been slaughtered and used for hate.

It’s sad what humanity does to itself. There are many enlightened beings that have tried to teach humanity to love itself, but power and greed seem to be all the elite care about. Then because of whatever they might think, they send those they see and contritely that are lower than them, to fight their battles while they sit in the leap of luxury. Some of the people beneath them follow along and actually think they care about them, they care nothing for us, only themselves. If loyalty and luxury left them, they’d die off quickly because they wouldn’t know how to survive without the strong ones.

Humans would rather be right in their own mind, than actually truly love and care for another being different than themselves. I know there are people out there, that strive to be every bit of the definition of love, but they are few.

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No Proof of the Census Surrounding Jesus’ Birth

“Virtually nothing is actually known about the supposed founder of Christianity, Jesus of Nazareth. There is not even any defiant proof that he was a historical rather than a mythical figure. Certainly, the proof is not to be found in the New Testament, which claims his birth was in Bethlehem, in the Roman province of Judea, where his family had gone for a census at the time of Augustus, but there was no census at the time stated and Judea was not a Roman province at the time. When a census was held in AD 7, it did not require anyone to leave their place of residence. Similarly, the New Testament locates Jesus’ birth as in the time of King Herod, who died in 4 BC. Roman and Greek writers of the time, make no mention of Jesus and a supposed reference by the Jewish Roman writer Josephus, is almost certainly a result of the imaginations of medieval monks. Even the first authenticated reference to Christians, by Acastus, writing in about AD 100 does not mention Jesus by name, but simply uses the Green word Christus used for any supposed messiah. We know as little about the beliefs of the early Christians, as we do about the life of their supposed founder.”

-Chris Harman (A People’s History of the World)

“There is no record of Caesar Augustus’ decree that “all the world should be enrolled” (Lk. 2:1).  The Romans kept extremely detailed records of such events.  Not only is Luke’s census not in these records, it goes against all that we know of Roman economic history.  Roman documents show that taxation was done by the various governors at the provincial level.  As we shall see later, the property tax was collected on site by travelling assessors, thus making unnecessary Joseph’s journey away from what little property he must have owned.  Gleason Archer quotes a census expert who claims, without documentation, that “every five years the Romans enumerated citizens and their property to determine their liabilities.  This practice was extended to include the entire Roman Empire in 5 B.C.E.”1  This goes against the fourteen-year cycle which Archer himself uses to argue that Quirinius was pulled from his busy duties in Asia Minor to do a Syrian census in 7 B.C.E., fourteen years earlier than the one recorded in Josephus and Acts 5:37.”

– N. F. Gier

Contradictions:

The New Testament Gospels are full of contradictory statements. In places, especially, in Luke, there are powerful expressions of class hatred. For example, the rich man goes straight to hell, while the poor man Lazarus goes to the bosom of Abraham. Jesus preaches, it is easier for the camel to go through the eye of the needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. Luke’s version of the Sermon on the Mount, declares, blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God, blessed are ye that hunger, for you shall be filled, but woe unto you who are rich, for ye have received your consolation, woe unto ye that are full, for ye shall hunger. By contrast, elsewhere, the message is one of reconciliation between rich and poor, so Matthew has Jesus preach, blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst, for ye shall be filed.

-Chris Harman (A People’s History of the World)

Harsh Truth of Reality

Our subconscious minds have more of an effect on us than we realize. Our past traumas, as children have effects on us as adults. Which really makes me wonder how this will affect these immigrant children and all these children that aren’t aborted and thrust into this world, unloved and uncared for. At this point, with the way this world is going and especially in our nation, it seems more like abortion is a saving grace and a selfless act to save children from suffering this horrible place, with these horrible humans who have apparently, not learned from the past and who choose to remain ignorant in an age of knowledge. Harsh, I know, and I used to be pro-life, but I haven’t been the last several years. I’ve done research on and read stories about what a lot of kids go through, in my country and others. Some kids are merely born, they suffer and starve to death. The white Jesus cult Christians, are okay with this, as long as they are not killed in the womb. At least, if they go peacefully there, they won’t have to face any suffering or hardships, abandonment, abuse, getting passed around by the state, being sold off into human trafficking, etc. God forbid any of them end up on welfare, because these same people will condemn and bitch about them constantly, saying, “they shouldn’t have to pay for them” (so much for helping the poor or less fortunate). People need to be reminded, that you are a result of the environment you are placed in. There are very few who somehow make their way out of that environment and do better. In that case, we do need to take care of our own, the ones already destined to have to struggle through this place, but it does not mean we need to foolishly add to it when the suffering of another child and eventually adult aka human, can be bypassed for peace.

Trump Supporting Christians

One of the things that has completely boggled me is Christians supporting trump. He is the antithesis of Jesus.

In short, love is encompassing to all beings, not just whites, not just Christians, not just Americans, not just Jews, not just blacks, not just tans, but everyone. If you want to preach love, you can’t turn away someone running from evil. That’s as heartless as they come. You can’t turn away help for a people trapped on an island that has been through a massive hurricane and allow, a now estimated between 5,600 and 8,000+ deaths.

So, a Christian supporting trump is an absolute contradiction. Jesus said, what you do, to the lesser of my children, you also do to me. Right now trump’s administration has not only allowed children to be ripped away from their parents, but has lost 1,500+ children.

Love is something, I think even Christians will never accomplish, I’ve met more loving atheists, to be honest. They don’t have a religion threatening or keeping them in fear of doing the wrong thing, that makes them feel forced to love, they just love others. There is no motivation behind their love for others, they do it, because it’s kind and it’s the right thing to do. Right now, the darkness is coming out of more Christians than I ever thought possible.

The Power Within You

We have more power within us than we know, more strength and capabilities than we can imagine. We just have to get out of our own way and remove the things from our lives that tell us otherwise.

We as humans have become clingy in certain ways, be it to other people, Religion, deities, illness, and other things. We allow those things to restrict the strength and healing that resides with in each of us.

It is you that is responsible for how you allow things to restrict you or make you feel. You allow thing in life that hurt you, bring you down, or that you feel dependant on. You may not think you can do it yourself, be by yourself, or that you aren’t strong enough. Those are lies, all of them.

From a spiritual perspective we are all connected to the energy or source (whatever you with to call it) that gives us life. We are all made of the same star dust. We are all capable of utilize the energy and power that this world provides for us, to make our life what we want it to be, to heal ourselves and help heal others, to be whatever greatness we want to be, to give back to the world and the earth, to make this existence/experience better for everyone.

We just have to purge the things in this world that would have us believe otherwise.

Religions Unstable Loving Hate

Some people, are kind and peaceful with their religion, others, love to beat you with their holy books. Some people, make me hate the Religion I used to follow. Their love is lathered in hate. They “loving” tell people how broken they are, according to their beliefs and make those who don’t live by those beliefs lives harder. I know you all think you are saving the world, but you are actually harming those who don’t fit into your religious box. You religious people need to be you and let others be themselves. Manipulating the world to form to your Religions has been destructive throughout each of their Historical times, right through to today. It’s hard seeing the pain and suffering in people eyes because they don’t fit to their family religious beliefs, so they have no support. It’s hard watching them try to be someone they are not, which in turn is destructive to their well being, to try to fit into a religious box.

If you truly want to spread peace and love, let your Religion be between you and your God. That is a personal relationship you share with your deity, that does not need to flow out onto others. Educate yourself on the history of the world and the history of your Religion, outside of your holy book and you might learn a thing or two. Open your eyes and realize that your religious words and actions overflowing from yourself is poison to so many. You be you and let others be them. Peace can only be found when you allow people to be who they are and do not attempt to for a change on others, that is unhealthy for them. Until this is a realization, there will never be peace in our world.

FYI:

I used to share my Religion with the world too. I was taught, that what I was doing was in love. Once I stepped outside and actually viewed it from the eyes of others and researched my own Religions past, things changed.

Not Today Satan

Satan is powerless, people give Satan power. Remember that. Even the Bible says, “Lucifer” was gods most beautiful angel, not most powerful. If this is true, he has no power, if he even exists at all.

One of the things I’ve noticed since I let go of religion, is that it has a serious strong hold on those who allow it. There is nothing swaying nor pushing me anymore, only “I” who am the author and director of my life. Which in turn, means that people are within themselves, innately good or innately bad. Our being has the choice to be as it is, which I believe for most is innately good. We allow ourselves to be swayed by others to be something else, like parents/care takers, Religions/cults, hate groups, societal beliefs or even medications can alter how someone would be or act, without it. In essence, allowing those strong holds to dictate and drive our lives, keep us in fear, give us someone or something to blame for the struggles in life or bad things we do, and even give someone credit for the good things that happen to us or that we make happen by our actions.

Freedom is found looking within yourself, finding out who you are too the depths of you, and learning the strength and power inside you.