July 27, 2006
KC – wow. You’re really pissed.
Thank you for your encouragement to seek out the truth on our own. I agree that too many people simply adopt the “beliefs” of their parents or friends or pastor.
I’ve done the kind of study that you’re talking about, yet I come out the other side believing that Christ was who He claimed to be.
I’ll admit that there’s nothing logical about it – but I don’t believe human logic is the highest truth. I look at what humans figure is OK to do to each other and refuse to believe that’s the top of the food chain if you will.
As for where is the sacrifice, if Christ is God as He claimed – then didn’t He give up His “god-ness” to become a man? Wasn’t it a sacrifice to allow Himself to be tortured and humiliated by the Roman soliders? Accused by the religious leaders of His day? And if Christ left His “godness” in heaven, my assumption would be that He didn’t know what was coming next.
Anyway – just some things to think about.
July 27, 2006
That’s not me in the video – so no I’m not pissed.
Personally, I subscribe to the idea that there’s a fourth option to the “Lord, Liar or Lunatic” argument – and that is “Myth”.
As to the video, I think you missed the point. The young man is questioning how Jesus could have possibly sacrificed his life when the same religion that promotes this alleged sacrifice says he’s not dead.
He, the young man, also calls into question the whole screwy story of God sacrificing himself to himself in order to appease himself.
You do not address these points, instead attempt to redefine ‘sacrifice’ as little more than being inconvenienced. You and I both know that’s not the point of the alleged sacrifice.
The point of the alleged sacrificed was his death for our sins which is completely contradicted if he is in fact – alive.