Leaving Jesus Behind
Today, my life is different but I can honestly say much better than it was when I was a theist. I value this life and this time now as the only life I will ever have. I have more compassion for my fellow man knowing that I too can be doing well one day and be homeless the next. I find meaning in this life and love those people in my life who are important to me. Life without Jesus has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. I don’t worry about sin, death, or offending a fictional deity anymore. I am not concerned with what happens to me after I die. I see death as the final stop in this journey called life and have come to realize that we all will eventually get there.
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Being born of a virgin was common for heroes and god-men of the ancient world. Jesus’ virgin birth, aside from having to fit a common pattern, seems to have been based upon Matthew’s misreading of Isaiah 7:14 (Luke doesn’t even mention it). The Greek Septuagint which Matthew used translates it as “a virgin shall conceive and bear a son,” but the Hebrew word “almah” means “young woman of marriageable age,” not a virigin.
The Christian bible does not exactly forbid Christmas trees, but it does not appear to encourage them either. One cannot help but wonder why a real, bible-believing Christian would erect and decorate such a tree.
Is the black church guilty of spiritual hypocrisy in same-sex marriage debate?
Why would the black church cite scripture to exclude gays when a similar approach to the Bible was used to enslave their ancestors?