You know, I’m not highly vested on either side of the existence of an historical Jesus Christ. I actually think the character is mostly good and useful, up to the whole living dead thing.
While I’ve seen a small number of huggable zombies in movies, christianity’s creation of a zombie god myth as the son of a magical god is far too irrational to entertain as realistic.
Not wishing to provoke the ire of believers, I’ve awaited the absolute truth of the hard evidence of a small number of little known scholars to announce proof that an historical Jesus Christ is nothing more than a wispy shadow of an early zombie character.
Now before the heads of any god fearing christians explode at the irrationality of non-belief, allow me this. You guys created (oops) “bible science”, “creation science”, and a 6,000 year old universe pooped into existence by magic. I get to play with Zombie Jesus.
Did the historical Jesus exist? A growing number of scholars don’t think so
In the following piece on Patheos you can read the story of an elected official ejecting a citizen from a public meeting for that person’s failure to participate in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Florida Mayor Kicks Atheist Out of City Commission Meeting After He Doesn’t Stand for the Invocation or Pledge
The quoted exchange (partial) gives you a feel for the nature of the event, and provides sufficient basis for my concern. Religion cannot exist without control, and that control inevitably leads to abuse. This story described but one form.
Religion cannot coexist with rational, humanitarian processes. At some point religion’s requirement for power and control surfaces to ill effect. In particular, religion and government are incompatible.
At yesterday’s meeting of the Winter Garden City Commissioners (in Florida), Mayor John Rees announced that they would begin with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance, as many government meetings do, and asked everyone to stand up.
John Thoreau, an atheist, remained seated. Normally, that would be irrelevant since he has every right to do that, but Rees had other ideas.
As the first syllable of the invocation was uttered, Rees told everyone to hold up because Thoreau was still sitting down…
The Mack Quigley Report in ‘Separation of Church and State’ is an Godless Blasphemy said in part:
There is a blasphemous American doctrine that has taken over the world, the foolish and irreverent notion of an atheistic government. The so-called ‘separation of church and state’ is fine if it merely precludes one denomination from Christianity from using government to persecute fellow Christians, but it is warped and erroneous if it rejects the acknowledgement of the exclusive Lordship of Jesus Christ as supreme ruler over the nation’s government.
All the governments of this world must submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ!
There were 37 bible quotes (listed below), and not much more, used to compulsively argue, or directly cause, submission of the world’s governments to batshit crazy christianity.
Pinky and the Brain are more likely to succeed, and would do a far better job of ruling the world.
1 Tim 1:17
1 Tim 6:14-16
Hebrews 11:23, 27
2 Corinthians 11:32-33
1 Corinthians 15:24-25
1 Corinthians 4:19-21
1 John 5:4
1 Corinthians 15:57