Jesus, and the lies we tell ourselves to keep going

In case you’re wondering, this is what “Jesus” really looks like (he’s the one on the left)…
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One of my favorite television shows is called Cheaters. In it, people who think their sexual partners are cheating on them enlist the show to discover the truth, even though the aggrieved parties actually know the truth already. You’ll often hear them say that “something doesn’t feel right” in their relationship, which is their intuition warning them of the infidelity. And they often find evidence such as condom wrappers, telephone numbers, and text messages that their intellect knows is proof that something inappropriate is going on. Yet they still don’t want to face the truth, and they call in the show to give them the slap on the face they need to deal with reality.

So why do they do it – why do they make excuses for their cheating partners even though they know better? Is it because they don’t want to feel the pain of acknowledging that they were lied to? Is it because they don’t want to leave the comfort zone of being in the relationship? Is it because they’re afraid they won’t be able to find a new relationship? Whatever the reasons may be, they lie to themselves to keep going on the path they’re on, even though they know they need to take a new path.

As it is with the cheated-upon, it is with the religious. All those in the manmade religions have felt internal warnings and seen evidence that is contradictory to their faiths, yet they continue lying to themselves to keep going. It’s time for the lying to stop. So if you are still trapped in the Christian religion like I once was, I’m here to offer you the slap on the face you need to deal with reality. I ask you only to take a few minutes to…

mentally set aside the “holy” books and sermons men have given you
embrace the intellect, intuition, emotion and common sense God has given you.

I’m here to guide you back to God, not to take you away from “him.” And if you are honest with yourself, this won’t take long. Let’s get started…

No matter how impressive a building might look or how beautifully it’s decorated, if it sits on a defective foundation and its structural pillars are faulty, it must be condemned. So let’s take a moment to look at the foundation and core pillars of the Christian religion:

1) The foundation of the Christian religion is the Bible, and it contains two pillars: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The figure of “Jesus Christ” stands upon these pillars.

2) The Old Testament pillar tells us about “God the Father,” and its whole spiritual paradigm is based upon the writings of Moses. All its other books spring from what Moses tells us about God.

3) The New Testament pillar tells us about “Jesus Christ”; it lays out why he is the “Son of God” and the “Messiah.” The argument it makes for Jesus’ status is based upon his fulfillment of what is in the Old Testament, so the Old Testament pillar is the pedestal upon which the New Testament pillar stands.

These three things are the very core of Christianity, and fortunately for us, judging the soundness of this foundation and its two pillars doesn’t require a doctorate in theology. After all, one gets a doctorate by studying the writings and doctrines of men, not God. The only way to study God is to bounce those manmade ideas off your spiritual core and see how they feel. So let’s take a few passages from the Bible and ask ourselves what our inner guidance tells us. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll use the Bible verses we began with in Debunking the Christian Myth.

According to Moses, the following passages are what his god — who in the Bible is most commonly called “Yahweh” — directly told him. They come from Exodus 21, and as Exodus 20:1 says, “And God spoke all these words…”

1) “7 If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as male servants do. 8 If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her. 9 If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter. 10 If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights. 11 If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money.”

…In this passage, Yahweh states that it’s okay for fathers to sell their daughters into permanent slavery, and he gives rules for what can and can’t be done with her afterwards. Now take a moment to ask yourself a simple question, and take note of how you feel when answering it…

Did the real God really talk to Moses and tell him it’s okay for people to sell their daughters into bondage and give him instructions on how it should be done?

If you are unsure of what your core is telling you when you ask yourself this question, try answering it both ways, yes and no, and take a moment after each answer to feel which one makes your head protest and your heart feel constricted. The answer that elicits such negative responses from your spiritual core is the wrong answer.

2) “2 If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything. 3 If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a wife when he comes, she is to go with him. 4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free.”

…In this passage, Yahweh establishes a condition under which a married male slave who is freed must leave behind his wife and children because they are his master’s property. So now ask yourself…

Did the real God really talk to Moses and tell him it’s okay for a slavemaster to keep another man’s family as property?

After asking yourself the first question, the answer to this one should be quite obvious.

3) “26 An owner who hits a male or female slave in the eye and destroys it must let the slave go free to compensate for the eye. 27 And an owner who knocks out the tooth of a male or female slave must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth.”

…In this passage, Yahweh condones the beating of slaves as long as it doesn’t get too rough and causes the loss of a body part. So the question is…

Did the real God really talk to Moses and tell him it’s okay to physically abuse slaves as long as body parts aren’t destroyed?

4) “20 Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, 21 but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.”

…In this passage, Yahweh says that it’s okay to use a rod to beat a slave to near death as long as the slave doesn’t die as a result. Therefore, the question…

Did the real God really talk to Moses and tell him it’s okay to beat a slave to near death?

As you answered these questions, you might have felt a conflict between your religious programming and your spiritual core. Your programming may have told you, “The answer is YES! The real God really told Moses these slave-owning rules because the Bible is true and unerring!” But your spiritual core was unmoved by your programming. It gave you clear feelings to guide you to the correct answer. That “still, small voice” within us always guides us in the right direction, but we often overrule it because it gets in the way of what we think we want. So if you were honest with yourself, the answer to all of these questions was…

No, the real God did not tell Moses any of these things.

And this means…

> Moses was told these things by some real or imagined being that is not the real God
> Moses wrote down the rules he thought were appropriate and falsely claimed that God dictated them.

Given the mundane and anal-retentive nature of the myriad rules Moses wrote, the latter seems the more likely scenario to me. But if you are unsure, say each of the two above statements to yourself and see which one feels right.

Now that we have allowed our God-given intuition and emotion to guide us to the correct answers, it’s time to employ our God-given intellect and common sense to draw some conclusions…

GIVEN THAT Moses was lying about God instructing him in proper slaving techniques,
IT STANDS TO REASON THAT Moses was lying about all his interactions with God.

GIVEN THAT Moses was lying about all his interactions with God,
IT STANDS TO REASON THAT the spiritual paradigm he presents in the first five books of the Bible is a fabrication.

GIVEN THAT the spiritual paradigm Moses presents in the first five books of the Bible is a fabrication,
IT STANDS TO REASON THAT the Old Testament pillar of Christianity is faulty, since all other Old Testament books are based on Moses’ original lies.

GIVEN THAT the Old Testament pillar of Christianity is faulty, and that it is the source of Jesus’ claimed legitimacy as the “Son of God” and the “Messiah,”
IT STANDS TO REASON THAT Jesus has no legitimacy as the “Son of God” or the “Messiah.”

So as you can see, the whole Biblical foundation of Christianity is defective. Moses’ original fictions begat Jewish fictions, which later begat Rome’s fictions. “Jesus Christ” is a lie based upon a lie based upon a lie. And what better cult was there for Rome to promote than one that condones human slavery and tells us to “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s?” The wolves who ruled the Roman Empire made sheep of men by giving them a god like this…

With all this laid before you, what will you do? Will you continue lying to yourself to keep going? Will you continue allowing the con artists in the clergy to run your spiritual life and enslave you under a fake second coming of Christ?

Will you continue to ignore the real God in favor of the manmade god of the Bible?

The choice, as always, is yours.

In case you need more convincing, though, my next entry on this subject will point out the primitive spiritual traditions that were cobbled together to manufacture the Christ myth. And if you want to see what I’ve discovered about the Real God, read Our Relationship with Source Consciousness: The Spiritual Basics. I’ll be writing an updated and more thorough version of it in the coming weeks, but it will get you started.

Although my writings can give you a snapshot of your spiritual destination, they cannot take you there. It is a path you must walk for yourself. You must satisfy yourself to the correct answers in your own head and heart, and you must have the personal aha moment when you realize your true relationship to God. That is the moment when everything within you starts to change.

With love always…