Greatest I am Posted June 23, 2011 Share Posted June 23, 2011 Jesus literalist. What would change your mind? Many books on Jesus and Christianity have come out of late questioning the historicity and source of both Jesus and the gospels. Most of these come down on the negative side of Jesus being real or of scripture coming from the apostles. All who believe in Jesus and scripture must read the Bible literally, to some extent. After all, what other book give Jesus historicity or literal existence? None. There is not one historical secular document that I know of that indicates that some miracle working Jesus ever existed. The Bible begins with a talking serpent and other miracles that defy nature and physics.. This should be warning enough, for anyone who can think independently that the Bible should not be read literally. Alas, this clear message is lost on some believers . Most scholars know that the Bible is myth and can be read in a variety of ways. As allegory, myth or literal. They choose not to read it literally as that would mean that they would have to believe in fantasy miracles and magic. Most will not take that leap of faith. The Catholic pope and most mainstream Abraham protestant religions say not to read the Bible literally but as stated above, they must read some of it literally to believe that Jesus actually existed. They do not seem to follow their own advise. As a follower of a real historic Jesus, do you recognize that you are a literalist? How deeply do you believe in fantasy, miracles and magic? As an adult, do you see your fantastic beliefs as those of a healthy mind? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDbesQQi9yc What would it take for you to change your mind about fantasy, miracles and magic being real? These are required for you to believe in a real historic Jesus. Keeping Jesus divine in our minds may discourage some in trying to follow his lead. Is there something that would change your mind or start you seeing Jesus as an archetypal good man that we are to emulate? Regards DL Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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