Discussion of the Crucifiction of Jesus

A friend of mine said that if he knew he was the son of God, was going to be resurrected, and given eternal honor the feat isn’t that big of a deal- he would be willing to do it as well. Even the pain of it is understandable- and doesn’t make that big of a difference.

Jesus is spoken of in such grace, grace that would only be understandable if he created the exchange himself. Like how anyone could create something that is already made, but the honor is given to the one that comes up with the idea themself.

“And he came back to life,” as though he was able to do that himself without outside Godly help.

I don’t have many personal opinions on the matter besides why can’t I repent for my own sins, why do I have to be saved. It is a enslaving idea meant to creat dues and owes that are meant to make the person more humble as though it is some type of manipulation. Although I can understand the human nature to save others by taking the punishment oneself.

All I know is I’d jump on the opportunity to be crusified in the way He was. And that unfortunately makes it hard to appreciate what He did to the degree of honor He is given.

How You Think About Sin Influences Your Life

What do you think about sin?  What do you think of yourself when you sin?  I am personally saddened by this belief that humans are sinful corrupted creatures that cannot help themselves.  That it is taken for fact that they are tainted.  The following thoughts do not challenge this anti-human way of thought, but instead covers how it might be affecting your life, and potentially holding you back.

If you are doomed to sin, are you fully accepting responsibility for the sin?  You are going to do it eventually, and you will be forgiven for it.  It disturbs the balance because you are rewarded for doing the sin, but you are not punished.  Forgiveness of all evils done to you is a Christian characteristic, and this further punishes the victim.  It is accepted human nature to sin, and they are repenting.  The victim is the one who is doing wrong by not forgiving the person who is “trying their hardest” to repent.  So when you’re trying to not do a sin, just cave, the easiest path is to do the sin and repent.

Are you human if you don’t sin?  If it is corrupt human nature to sin, would you be considered human if you don’t sin?  And accept that you don’t sin?  To be a part of the group, to be one of the flawed group you also have to have flaws, even if you have to make them yourself.

Are you sinning in order to get closer to God?  It is certainly the easiest way to get attention.  You get the response: you are forgiven, God forgives you, and Jesus died for you so that your sins are forgiven.  Isn’t there a sense of feeling of respect and love when you sin because it connects you to the love of Jesus?  And what He was willing to do for you?

By forgiving all of your sins the message was intended to be fairly clear: Don’t stress out too much about what happens, and what you did.  Move on, and He is saying that it is ok to move on.  You are allowed to become a better person regardless of what you have done.  With an eternity coming it is humane to allow forgiveness so that someone is not eternally punished, but that is not the point.

The major consequence of this train of thought follows rather straightforward.  You are told that to be a member of Christianity you need to sin and repent for your sins.  This stops you from not sinning, this stops you from taking that last step.  That small difference between wishing and striving to be the person you want to be, and being that person.  Are you being taught that you can’t be this person that you want to be because you are Human, because you are flawed, because you’re not perfect enough?

I don’t like the word sin.  I don’t use it often, but here for nomenclature.  Saying that something is a sin degrades the act into something that can be forgiven with two words.  Forgive me.  It feels childish.

Bible Study Post #14 (Numbers): Magick & Curses

Numbers 5:19

  • And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse

In Numbers it talks about a spell that the priest casts that determines if a woman has cheated on her husband.  The curse in itself isn’t important concerning the specifics although it is a bit sexist.

  1. The Old Testament is the history of Christianity that is believed to have happened, and therefore believing that the bible is the truth would also mean that you believe this curse existed.  And if this curse existed curses in general existed.
  2. You can argue that the curse used the power of God as its origin of power, and a good portion of older magick is based on a higher power.  Using the power of Gods, the Sun, the Moon, the Earth.

Does this mean being a Christian also mean that you believe in Magick?

Bible Study Post #13 (Exodus): Race Cleansing

Maybe God really does only love one race.  Maybe we’re likely better off as a society without Him.  I’ll keep that judgement away until I finish reading the bible.

I am sure this issue will be much larger in the near future, in another book.  (Canaanites!)  But I will focus only on what I have covered so far.

Pharaoh tells the midwives that they should kill all of the male children, and allow the females to live (1:16).  The intent of is to remove the name of the Israelites so that they would no longer be a threat for the further generations in case some power struggle comes up.

And yet we’re supposed to believe that they wouldn’t be allowed to freely leave of their own accord?  Note that the time difference allows the old Pharaoh to die and be replaced, so the old Pharaoh might have given less of a fuss over leaving.  Even with God’s prodding.

This type of cleansing can be seen as nicer, or meaner than “just kill them all and be done with it.”

  • They aren’t required to have children, it could be seen as partly their fault for having a male child knowing it would die.
  • They are allowed to live making a slow change of power opposed to a clean slate.

Pharaoh might need workers, aka slaves, but the numbers of slaves would dwindle as they are born to other houses.  (Except that those houses are likely slaves too.)

Exodus 1:17

  • But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

Fearing God is why they saved the children, rather than the love of their child?  I guess if you need that little extra push, an excuse to save the child when another reason would not be enough.

Exodus 1:21

  • And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

Exodus 2:3

  • And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.

Hey, she’s not physically doing the killing.  Someone will find him, right?  Even though they did, just tossing a child into a river is turning a blind eye to the child’s death that is most likely going to happen.  And even Pharaoh didn’t kill him, because no one wants to be the person who kills the baby.

Bible Study Post #12 (Exodus) – The Meaning of the Word “Holy”

God makes a lot of threats about what you can and can’t do around these holy altars and oils.  That you can only use them to please God, but that using them for yourself means death.  Notice the words “whatsoever toucheth the alter (or them) shall be holy.”  Since you can buy forgiveness anyway, this shouldn’t come to any great surprise.

What does it even mean to be holy in the first place? Pleasant in the eyes of God?

Exodus 29:37

  • Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy: whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy

Exodus 30:29

  • And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.

Exodus 30:32

  • Upon man’s flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you

Bible Study Post #11 (Exodus): Blood Rituals for Christianity

You know all those barbaric Pagan rituals that Christianity was used to get rid of?  All of those Heathenistic ideas that Christianity “cleansed” the world of?  Reading the bible is comparable to actual blood rituals that are done but there’s a simple difference:  Christian rituals are required for you to live, blood rituals are considered ‘black’ magic done by the darker/evil people and only to do something specific instead of just living.

Exodus 4:26

  • So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.

Watch the death of Moses her husband, or to mutilate her son.  How merciful God is.

Exodus 12:7-8

  • And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
  • And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Exodus 12:14

  • And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

Exodus 12:19

  • Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that should shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.

Exodus 24:8

  • And moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words.

29:11&13&20

  • And thou shalt kill

29:33

Bible Study Post #10 (Exodus) – The Sight of God is Death

Exodus 33:11 & 33:20

  • And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend…
  • And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

The Sight of God, if you get the chance to see Him, it causes you to die.  This is hard to consider since he comes to visit a lot of people over a lot of different times indicating that perhaps it is two different people?  Or that he doesn’t want to be seen by Moses for some reason?

This is strong evidence that there is more than one God. And does  this God not want to be seen and will kill anyone who sees Him, or can be Gods be different and the sight of Him causes death?

. Exodus 20:18

  • And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

I was a little worried that not seeing God would bring into question whether he was actually there.  This removes the doubt he was there, he would have to have another reason that people could not see one, a question that he does not answer.