Thu 4 Aug, 2016 02:03 pm
Faith - Fundamentals of Faith
When a person is asked to express what he is fundamentally, the response may often be that first he is a Christian or Moslem or some other religion, and then English [etc] European [etc] and finally a member of global humanity. This tells nobody but himself anything of value. Worse, it invites complete misunderstanding and conflict, with merely a word 'Christian' shared by people, but perhaps understood very differently. The very fact of the term Christian being employed virtually implies a set of rules to be perpetually disputed, in content and meaning. And a lack of universal and timeless veracity. It is almost certainly correct to say that Jesus of Nazareth was trying to express universal values, that already existed in the nature of things. He was not creating a religion.
Jesus of Nazareth was not the person who created religion. Religion was created long before christianity came on the scene. Much of christianity is similar to Greek mythology which is much older.
Religions and gods were created long before 2000 years ago.
RW Standing wrote:
It is almost certainly correct to say that Jesus of Nazareth was trying to express universal values, that already existed in the nature of things. He was not creating a religion.
If not creating a religion, he certainly was expressing
his religious beliefs.