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Thread #150459   Message #3541193
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
24-Jul-13 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism
Subject: RE: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism
In reality the parables are simply made-up stories within a larger made-up story, and in made-up "fantasy" stories the authors can make anything happen.
The problem is that MOST Christians don't see the bigger picture because it isn't presented to them in school, or in church, or in the their own homes. They don't see the Jesus story in the context of a long line of Middle-Eastern god/men myths.
MOST Christians probably don't realise that Jesus's biography is "suspiciously" similar ( in modern parlance "a rip-off )to that of earlier god/men.
Indeed, not long ago, anyone trying to present the "bigger picture" would have been excommunicated or even put to death!