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Umm McBear...read up on your theology. Jesus Christ was God in Human form (Father, Son, Holy Ghost) the Trinity, three in one thing. She's right.
I have read up on theology. Seems there are contradictions wandering throughout it. Hard to be "Son of God and "God in Human form" at the same time. But hey, legends and fables have a tendency to have errors in them.

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I have read up on theology. Seems there are contradictions wandering throughout it. Hard to be "Son of God and "God in Human form" at the same time. But hey, legends and fables have a tendency to have errors in them.
Sorta makes the Flying Spaghetti Monster sound all the more plausible, eh?


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I have read up on theology. Seems there are contradictions wandering throughout it. Hard to be "Son of God and "God in Human form" at the same time. But hey, legends and fables have a tendency to have errors in them.
Not to get into a whole discussion on theology here but The Trinity is what is the hardest thing to understand. Part of that whole Faith concept. No contradictions about the Trinity. Just Christ trying to explain it so that human minds can try to understand it. Any serious biblical scholar will tell you the same thing.

Now there are lots of other contradictions, especially between the old and New Testament. But if you come from the mindset that Christ is the new covenant then it actually adds up.

As you view the Bible as a set of fables I do not expect you to agree with the view point as you seem to view the Bible as one complete work of literature as opposed to a progression of works (this is my view of your statements).

But in the end, the vast majority of Christians see Christ as the same as God. Really the only sect that does not agree with that theology is the Mormon Church. For their specific views I will have to defer to someone who is Mormon as I am not.

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Now there are lots of other contradictions, especially between the old and New Testament. But if you come from the mindset that Christ is the new covenant then it actually adds up.
Gosh, I come from the mindset that reality is what you make it, and you can kinda just, well, make stuff up...like religion and Shrub's heroic legacy...and 4000 year old dinosaurs
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Not to get into a whole discussion on theology here but The Trinity is what is the hardest thing to understand. Part of that whole Faith concept. No contradictions about the Trinity. Just Christ trying to explain it so that human minds can try to understand it. Any serious biblical scholar will tell you the same thing.

Now there are lots of other contradictions, especially between the old and New Testament. But if you come from the mindset that Christ is the new covenant then it actually adds up.

As you view the Bible as a set of fables I do not expect you to agree with the view point as you seem to view the Bible as one complete work of literature as opposed to a progression of works (this is my view of your statements).

But in the end, the vast majority of Christians see Christ as the same as God. Really the only sect that does not agree with that theology is the Mormon Church. For their specific views I will have to defer to someone who is Mormon as I am not.
Actually the Trinity is fairly easy to understand, but it requires disassociation of reality to deal with it.

At some point, folks will realize that the parables of the Bible are just that, take the LESSONS from it and move to the next level and grow. Trying to take a literal interpretation is never going to allow folks to grasp the true meaning of the lessons that were intended.

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Actually the Trinity is fairly easy to understand, but it requires disassociation of reality to deal with it.

At some point, folks will realize that the parables of the Bible are just that, take the LESSONS from it and move to the next level and grow. Trying to take a literal interpretation is never going to allow folks to grasp the true meaning of the lessons that were intended.
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AFAIK, Christ never suggested that he was some sort of deity. That "honor" was bestowed upon him by others. He did suggest that he was a son of god, just as we are all children of god. Much of the Christian mysticism (ascension, virgin birth, etc.) came from the Romans, who found Christianity a tad too boring for their tastes.

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Actually the Trinity is fairly easy to understand, but it requires disassociation of reality to deal with it.

At some point, folks will realize that the parables of the Bible are just that, take the LESSONS from it and move to the next level and grow. Trying to take a literal interpretation is never going to allow folks to grasp the true meaning of the lessons that were intended.
Actually some would argue that it is not a disassociation of reality that it takes to understand it, but a humble heart that is willing to accept that man is not the Zenith of all things.

I agree that a lot of people do seem to stop at the literal interpretation and do not learn the lessons. There are fundamentalist kooks in every religion. I just wish people would see all of them for who they are (the kooks in all religions).

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