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Did Paul Deceive Christians?

Posted 04-29-2024 at 06:05 PM by MysticPhD

The problem with Christian dogma is that it is carnal, not spiritual. That has been the major problem with understanding Jesus. Our carnal-minded ancestors could not grasp anything spiritual (and they were terrified of Spirits). There hasn't been any difference in interpretation and understanding of the spiritual message of Jesus for over two millennia and counting. Paul tried but was unsuccessful in overcoming the carnal minds of those who controlled the scriptures.

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Belief in God is not about avoiding some Eternal Hell.

Posted 04-23-2024 at 11:00 AM by MysticPhD
Updated 04-23-2024 at 12:47 PM by MysticPhD

The concept of belief in God as accepting a specific set of "precepts and doctrines of men" that please God and avoid some implausible Eternal Hell is incredibly myopic and misguided, IMO. First of all, it is incredibly self-centered and focused on "What happens to me?" This is exacerbated by the emphasis on rewards and punishments purportedly dispensed by God.

Our savage primitive ancestors needed to be "tamed and civilized." Using anticipation of reward...
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