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TXS.R.D.'s Avatar Jump to comment 20 by TXS.R.D.

Re-read and re-re-read his article, I think you completely missed his point.

Sun, 06 May 2007 21:58:00 UTC | #35459

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...and beside, dismissing jesus as god has nothing to do with endorsing him as teacher. What are teachers known to do (think about Dawkins for a sec if you're lost)? they are typically known to pass on what they have been taught, added to their own contributions to the following generations. jesus has more than generously done so, if he has been mis-quoted to the point where todays reader is not able to put in the proper context what Jesus might have actually said 2000 years ago, since the bible has been "written and re-written" numerous times since, Jesus shouldn't be blamed for that.

Fri, 27 Apr 2007 10:17:00 UTC | #32946

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We are not endorsing anything. Speaking about endorsing, to insure that one does not fall in the same tiny train of believing what has been said about Jesus and what he, has been quoted as saying; being atheist, it is safe not to cherry pick what one wants to believe is or is not true about Jesus. An example, the typical believer for example might believe, based on what's in the bible, that jesus is "the Light of the world", you as an atheist do seem to believe, and yes, based on what's in The Book, the very same book known as "the bible", that part about the woman being treated like a dog!!! what does really differenciate you from a believer? You too seem to believe, just not the same parts.

Fri, 27 Apr 2007 10:05:00 UTC | #32943

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I agree with Dr. Dawkins. From what I've experienced as a theist 'shapeshifting' into an atheist, and having interacted with quite few atheists in my life, especially during last year, I'd think ethics-wise atheism and Christ are very compatible. In fact if Christ were to come back today, morally speaking, I'd bet he would endorse atheists before he would look in the direction of Christians and the rest of the others. Why? because most Chrisitans nowadays(and the others) are more into using Christianity to serve their own agenda as opposed to using themselves to serve Christ as he commanded.

As far as Christ's miracles. I believe he at least performed few of them. He was very focused man. From experience, I do know that the power of focus is almost unframable. Also, Christ is known for his love, and forgiveness (aside from what he has been quoted to say, as I believe, he must have been mis-quoted on numerous occasions); We, as humans have those qualities. In working to lay a base to how he could have done that. I'd say isn't it said that we, as humans only use 10% of our brain capacity? ...look how far we've come. Wouldn't it also be safe to presume that we might be deploying only about as much (10%) when it come to Love and Frogiveness we could actually deploy in all directions and for all reasons at all? I would answer very possibly. Knowing that love is the fondation of all good things in life and forgiveness is a powerfull mending, regenerating, re-inforcing force. And also knowing that Christ, via many testimonials, was an exceptionally gifted guy, I would dare to assume that his capacity for flawless love and and forgiveness could have been the primary ingredients in him being able to perform what he has.

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 21:52:00 UTC | #29888

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