Frankly, what's the point? Sure, he said he'd be back. But that was before the 6 million dead Jews, The Inquisition, the pedophilia in the Catholic Church and the host of other things humanity has done that I'm not certain he ever dreamed we were capable of doing. I'm certain he's saying...."Uhmmm...No thanks."
For all we know, He already did.
I think you may have missed something when you read the Bible. The hatred and inequities you refer to are the reason he is returning. Try reading Luke 21:10-28.
I realize you are being tongue-in-cheek, but there are still a few of us who believe that Jesus knows exactly what he's doing. I think that people should take responsibility for their actions, but Jesus is aware that our race is flawed and ignorant...he took a pretty heavy blow to protect us from our own stupidity once and I think he'd do it again, but I also think there are going to be some heavy repercussions. I guess we won't really know until he gets here.
He may not come during my lifetime, but it never hurts to keep the guestroom tidy.
Jesus thought we would stay in our tree and behave ourselves.
Then here came Eve and she led us all astray.
From an analytical perspective....
1. Dissecting the meaning in the name Jesus Christ
Jesus = savior Christ= derived from Sanskrit = light between atoms
2. savior= someone who helps others escape punishment (self inflicted or otherwise) or grave danger
Christ= Jesus says, "I am the light of the world." (light between atoms in every particle of matter)
From a scientific perspective, if you split light (white light) into its component parts (through use of a prism) you will get the spectrum of the rainbow- all color shades from dark to light. I see this refraction of light as metaphoric of the spectrum of the human condition from evil to goodness. You cannot understand goodness unless it is applied in the context of evil and vice versa. Also, our whole universe is comprised of matter which in turn is defined by energies of light and darkness. This view fits in very well into the concept of omniscience and God.
From a spiritual perspective (one's connection to self, others, and the universe), the Being of Jesus resonates well with me because He is an embodiment of what is light, what is good, and what is loving in my perception of the Universe. Bare in mind ..."our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception." --Alan Moore
I am offering just my understanding of Jesus Christ. Since other people experience the world differently, they may have their own understanding of Him. It is sad though to see Jesus as a scapegoat for the ills of the world when the ones to be blamed are ourselves. We were all given free will to shape our destiny, but unfortunately this world is full of those with bad craftsmanship....LoL
Jesus loves you.......
For us humans, perception=our reality.
The ends of our 5 human senses may not be there is to experience.
This video should clarify it further for you.
Also, if people are still standing at the station waiting for the Jesus train to arrive,
perhaps they are at the wrong station. Every act of forgiveness, grace, charity, and
expression of love are manifestations of the Jesus Spirit. I am not waiting for HIM.
He is here within me and around me. He is the faces of my students who society
deem as unworthy by virtue of their tough environment, actions, handicaps, and
questionable lifestyles. I am not a Christian waiting for a Savior to arrive in a cloud
or to work for my entrance into heaven. My Savior has arrived and the opportunities
He has provided me to touch lives and make a difference in the world validate my
existence. If there was no existence beyond the physical body, that would be fine
with me. My life was well lived. Yet, I do know through experience that something
of us survives death. The spiritual into physical manifestations are something I've
experienced since childhood. My childhood was a happy one.
Religion is a call to action. Jesus Christ did not create the religion Christianity.
We did. it is our choice weather to follow His footsteps or others in expressing our
religion. My religion is Christianity because it is a faith based on love and forgiveness
even though a vast majority of Christians may express it differently. That is their
business. My religion shapes my thinking and values, but it does not define who I am,
a unique being able to make choices that shape my destiny and influence lives in a
positive way. I am also an agent of Christ because I choose to answer His calling.
I tend to include the video when I argue my point because it gives me a reference point to start from when I am arguing with people who cannot look beyond material reality. You don't know how many long winding arguments I've had with non believers or agnostics since I joined TBD 3 yrs ago. The bottom line is for some people taking a leap of faith into the unknown is easy while for others it is a Herculean feat.
About people who die in the most horrible circumstances....life's path is littered with road kills. It is not by divine intervention nor a warped sense of divine justice that people, animals, plants, and other living organism become casualties of violence caused by nature or man. That's just the way the wind blows....no rhyme no reason until we give it one.
The Holocaust was a collective act of evil both by the perpetrators and those who stood back and let it happen. There have been worse acts of brutality in history and with nuclear power at our disposal, the possibility of greater acts of inhumanity is quite feasible. It's our job to learn from history. If humanity self destructs, then it was meant to be. We've wrecked more havoc on nature than every other species in our blue planet combined. It is only our hubris that demand our species' immortality, but in looking at the wider picture, we are but specks of cosmic dust in an endless universe. Our perceived purpose existence lies solely in the appeasement of our ego, one that wants to leave its mark long after it has faded into dust.
Here's food for thought:
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